Using IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack Environment

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 17 July 2015

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ISBN-10: 073845429X
ISBN-13: 9780738454290
IBM Form #: REDP-5220-00
(62 pages)

Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Adrian Orben, Bob Xiao


With the availability of the IBM® Storage Driver for OpenStack, the IBM DS8870 can offer a range of capabilities that enable more effective storage automation deployments in to private or public clouds. Enabling OpenStack with DS8870 allows for storage to be made available whenever it is needed without the traditional associated cost of highly skilled administrators and infrastructure.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains how to integrate the DS8870 in an Openstack environment, first from the DS8870 Storage Administrator perspective and then from a cloud administrator standpoint.

The paper also contains practical examples and illustrations of DS8870 functions that can be exploited with OpenStack.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. OpenStack
Chapter 2. DS8870 integration in an OpenStack environment
Chapter 3. Using IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack environment

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