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Common OpenStack Deployments: Real-World Examples for Systems Administrators and Engineers by Matthew Fischer, Elizabeth K. Joseph

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8. Block Storage Cloud

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

OpenStack provides two popular mechanisms for storage: object and block storage. Block storage is traditionally what you’d mount as a file system on your server. Object storage instead hosts individual files that are then referenced from within your application. In Chapter 9, “Object Storage Cloud,” you learn about why you may want to use object storage with Swift to host files. This chapter covers block storage with Cinder.

Integrated with the rest of OpenStack, Cinder volumes can be created within an OpenStack cloud and then live mounted to a specified instance at the whim of a user. Additionally, you can unmount that ...

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