OpenStack, a Google’s cloud computing platform has released yet another universal update of its code, which is a vital aspect that has deepened the relationship between the platform and Google’s public cloud. Google confirmed that the release of OpenStack will serve as a backup option for OpenStack Cinder in the public cloud. While this is not large software, it serves a significant role that will make the platform better.
Save everything easily
The Google’s OpenStack block backup layer works with drivers to communicate to various storage providers. The system also offers different options for backup, so providers of storage can easily designate their targets for Cinder volumes backup. The Google cloud offers a simple backend for many servers.
One of the things that have been given emphasis in this update is ease of use, something that seems to have been achieved quite well. It also costs relatively lower than previous technology despite being effective and more reliable. The system supports different platforms like the cold data storage, which is ideal for long-term affordable data retention at a monthly cost of one cent for every gigabyte. For those planning to upgrade OpenStack to Mitaka, you will not have much work because the Google driver is available by default.
Why it is important
The reason this update was effected is to solve various challenges in server management. The system helps to differentiate between Google’s IaaS from Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure while working with OpenStack.
Google first joined OpenStack in 2015, and with the release of the Mitaka version, Google has updated its public cloud storage to a less expensive storage service. One of the motivations behind Google’s actions is the fact that OpenStack is a potential cloud for customers. Google have also partnered with other cloud platforms and this is not the first time to do so.