OpenStack project to provide “block storage as a service”.
- Component based architecture: Quickly add new behaviors
- Highly available: Scale to very serious workloads
- Fault-Tolerant: Isolated processes avoid cascading failures
- Recoverable: Failures should be easy to diagnose, debug, and rectify
- Open Standards: Be a reference implementation for a community-driven api
- API Compatibility: Cinder strives to provide API-compatible with popular systems like Amazon EC2