Yesterday, the first milestone of the Havana developement branch of Ceilometer has been released and is now available for testing and download. This means the first quarter of the OpenStack Havana development has passed!
One of my recent innocent tweet about Gerrit vs Github triggered much more reponses and debate that I expected it to. I realize that it might be worth explaining a bit what I meant, in a text longer than 140 characters.
Last week was the OpenStack Design Summit in Portland, OR where we, developers, discussed and designed the new OpenStack release (Havana) coming up.
While working on the XLcloud project (HPC on cloud) it appeared clear to us that OpenStack was missing a critical component towards resource reservations.
After 6 months of development, we are proud to release the first release of Ceilometer, the OpenStack Metering project. Ceilometer. This is a first and amazing milestone for us: we follow all other projects by releasing a version for Folsom!
Using Ceilometer, you should now be able to meter your OpenStack cloud and retrieve its usage to build statistics or bill your customer!
This service provides a simple storage service for applications using RESTful interfaces, providing maximum data availability and storage capacity.
I explain here how some parts of the storage and replication in Swift works, and show some of its current limitations.
If you don’t know Swift and want to read a more “shallow” overview first, you can read John Dickinson’s Swift Tech Overview.