Simple OpenStack Based Image Storage.
What you’ll get
Based on OpenStack image service, Glance, our service provides an easy and quick way to copy and launch instances. Our image service allows you to easily and quickly upload, discover, register, and retrieve virtual machine images so you can spend less time dealing with your snapshots and more time working on your app!
Provides a Centralized Repository of Images Across Your Entire Infrastructure
Enjoy stress-free updates through OpenStack’s centralized image storage service.
OpenStack’s image storage service provides users with the ability to copy or take a snapshot of a server image and store it away.
Resolves Configuration Drift
Through the immutable server and centralized image repository that encompasses your entire infrastructure, updates are made unanimously, eliminating the possibility of configuration drift.
Uses Copy-on-Write for Fast Booting Instances When Using the Same Storage Backend
Employ OpenStack’s image storage’s copy-on-write as a means of ensuring quick and efficient booting of your servers.
Through copy-on-write’s thin provisioning, users can reduce their disk usage, in turn reducing their costs.
Stored images can be used as templates to get new servers up and running quickly and as well as more consistently if you are provisioning multiple servers as opposed to installing a server operating system and configuring additional services manually.
Compatible With Multiple Image Types (Private, Public, Community) and Enables Sharing Across Tenants
Take advantage of the sharing capabilities delivered by OpenStack’s Glance as well as the extensive compatibility it offers for image types.
Sharing With Specific Users
This type of sharing consists of publicly and privately uploaded images. Public images mean that they are intended for everyone, while private images are intended for the producer themselves.
Sharing With All Users
This type of sharing is known as community sharing, meaning that any consumer can find it through a search.
Validate Signed Images Through Digital Signatures and Asymmetric Cryptography
Maintain image security through signed image validation using OpenStack’s Glance.
Glance enables the validation of uploaded image data before storing it. This way, should the validation be unsuccessful, the upload will fail and will delete the image.
OpenStack’s Glance is compatible with other OpenStack services as well, ensuring that it can perform data verification upon the image download.
Simplified Integration With Block Storage
Enjoy seamless integration with OpenStack’s Cinder for all of your image storage needs.
Leverages One Unified Platform
Benefit from OpenStack’s advanced technologies through Glance’s simplified integration with their Cinder block storage service, all on your original infrastructure.
With Cinder from OpenStack, Glance can take advantage of available storage space for any of its images, taking advantage of its easy-to-use virtualization of block storage management.
Boots Both Bare Metal and Virtual Machines
Glance isn’t restricted based on server type as it is able to boot up bare metal and virtual machine servers.
Through OpenStack’s extensive services, such as Cinder and Ironic, Glance is capable of booting servers, whether they are virtual machines or bare metal.
Glance’s RESTful API enables the querying of virtual machine image metadata as well as the retrieval of the actual image.
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