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
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