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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Cinder – OpenStack block storage

In OpenStack, block storage is provided by the Cinder project. Cinder is the project that provides a self-managed block-level storage device. This enables on-demand block storage for an OpenStack compute service called nova.  

Cinder creates a software-defined storage by virtualizing underlying storage pools, which can be software-defined storage or traditional hardware. Here, we also utilize software-defined storage such as Solidfire and Ceph.  

Nova accesses the block storage using Cinder APIs wherein the backend storage is being accessed on iSCSI, ATA over Ethernet, or a fiber channel.

Now, let's see how to ensure the security of Cinder. Similar to all of the other projects, such as Keystone and nova, Cinder ...

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