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|
|Pluggable service heartbeat mechanism, DB-based and ZooKeeper-based implementation||Merged (Grizzly release)||Nova||Joint with AT&T. Blog post|
|VM recovery from a failed host||Merged (Grizzly release)||Nova|
|Differentiated CPU entitlement||Approved for Havana release||Nova||May be delayed to Icehouse release|
|Semi-automated evacuation of VMs from a failed host||Approved for Havana release, Under Review||Nova||Collaboration with the community|
|Support for multiple active scheduler policies/configurations||Approved for Havana, Under Review||Nova|
|Support for placement groups||Approved for Havana, Under Review||Nova||Joint with Red Hat, Cisco and VMware|
|Volume migration for detached volumes||Merged||Cinder|
|Volume migration for attached volumes||Merged||Cinder|
|Swift Apache Interface||Merged||Swift|
|Swift Account ACLs||In progress||Swift|
"IBM Research's OpenStack contributions, namely Nova-volume and Cinder drivers, are starting to wend their way into more products."
Industry Commentator, EnterpriseStorageForum.com