Building a cloud without storage is like building a house without closets, cupboards, cabinets, or garage space. In each instance, the finished product might elicit oohs and aahs from the outside, but be completely useless once one opens the door.
The use of clouds based on the open-source OpenStack software is growing quickly, as evidenced by the amount of news stemming from the OpenStack Summit in Portland, Ore.
A real highlight of the OpenStack Summit was storage, as vendors unveiled new ways to store and manage data in clouds based on the OpenStack code.
Those who didn't attend the OpenStack Summit, and even some of those who did, may not have had the chance to look at the open-source cloud from the storage point of view, so we gathered up the news for you. Check out all the storage news from the OpenStack Summit.