Using IBM DS8000 in an OpenStack Environment

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 05 December 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738456535
ISBN-13: 9780738456539
IBM Form #: REDP-5220-01
(60 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Axel Westphal


With the availability of the IBM® Storage Driver for OpenStack, the IBM DS8000® can offer a range of capabilities that enable more effective storage automation deployments in to private or public clouds. Enabling OpenStack with DS8000 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 DS8000 in an Openstack environment, first from the DS8000 Storage Administrator perspective and then from a cloud administrator standpoint.

The paper also contains practical examples and illustrations of DS8000 functions that can be exploited with OpenStack, as applies with Ds8880 Release 8.3 and the OpenStack Pike release.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. OpenStack
Chapter 2. DS8000 integration in an OpenStack environment
Chapter 3. Using IBM DS8000 in an OpenStack environment

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