Introducing Manila: the new OpenStack file share service. Manila is a community-driven project that presents the management of file shares (for example, NFS and CIFS) as a core service to OpenStack. Manila currently works with NetApp, Red Hat storage (GlusterFS), and IBM GPFS (along with a reference implementation based on a Linux® NFS server).
In this session, Robert Callaway of NetApp will join representatives from Red Hat, EMC, Mirantis, and IBM to:
· Introduce the Manila file share service
· Provide an overview of Manila, from design principles to use cases
· Describe Manila's architecture and APIs
· Demonstrate an OpenStack deployment with Manila to show how easy it is to configure the service, create and delete file shares, and attach file shares to instances
You will leave this session with an understanding of Manila, its ideal use cases, how to deploy it in an OpenStack (Icehouse) environment, and the plans for its future.