May 26, 2018
OpenStack Storage Service (Cinder)
Cinder is a Block Storage service for OpenStack. It’s designed to present storage resources to end users that can be consumed by the OpenStack Compute Project Nova. This is done through the use of either a reference implementation LVM or plugin drivers for other storage. The short description of Cinder is that it virtualizes the management of block storage devices and provides end users with a self service API to request and consume those resources without requiring any knowledge of where their storage is actually deployed or on what type of device.