Open vStorage Opens the Curtain on Their Product
Another interesting product in the storage landscape came out of stealth mode very recently named Open vStorage. While choosing the acronym OvS (similar to Open vSwitch/OVS) may be confusing to some, the tagline for the product is actually “Open vStorage delivers for storage what Open vSwitch does for networking!” so it seems entirely appropriate.
A Look Inside Open vStorage
This has the potential to be a strong impact, especially when labeled as “Works with any storage back-end, including filesystems, NAS, S3 compatible object storage” providing a flexible back-end support to a unified VM filesystem. It is not without its challenges though, so more investigation on the product is definitely worthwhile.