The Systems Department at the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory is an OpenStack center of competence, and one of the largest IBM groups actively involved in the Open Stack community. We have several teams of researchers and engineers who are involved in OpenStack work, through IBM internal projects and external industrial and scientific collaborations.
Our contributions to OpenStack include (but are not limited to) the following activities:
|Volume driver for IBM Storwize and SVC storage system||Merged||Cinder||Blog post, documentation|
|Volume driver for IBM Storwize and SVC storage systems||Merged||Nova||Blog post, documentation|
|Pluggable service heartbeat mechanism||Merged (Grizzly release)||Nova||Joint with AT&T|
|ZooKeeper-based implementation of service heartbeat||Under Review||Nova||Joint with AT&T|
|VM recovery from a failed host||Under Review (partially merged)||Nova||Split into 9 change sets, majority already merged|
|Differentiated CPU entitlement||Started implementation|
"IBM Research's OpenStack contributions, namely Nova-volume and Cinder drivers, are starting to wend their way into more products."
Industry Commentator, EnterpriseStorageForum.com