Image Storage 

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

Immutable servers provide a fix for configuration drift through a centralized image repository that spans your entire infrastructure.

Learn more

Uses Copy-on-Write for Fast Booting Instances When Using the Same Storage Backend

Users can save both time and money by employing OpenStack’s image storage and making use of its thin provisioning.

Learn more

Compatible With Multiple Image Types (Private, Public, Community) and Enables Sharing Across Tenants

Control access to image uploads through OpenStack’s Glance and benefit from its multi-format compatibility.

Learn more

Validate Signed Images

Digital signatures and asymmetric cryptography validate signed images during the uploading and downloading.

Learn more

Simplified Integration With Block Storage

Glance integrates easily with OpenStack’s block storage service, Cinder, for the simplified storage of images.

Learn more

Boots Both Bare Metal and Virtual Machines

OpenStack’s image storage service is capable of booting up both mare metal and virtual machine servers.

Learn more

Provides a Centralized Repository of Images Across Your Entire Infrastructure

Enjoy stress-free updates through OpenStack’s centralized image storage service.

  • Duplication

    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, eliminated the possibility of configuration drift.

image service centralized repository

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.

  • Saves Money

    Through copy-on-write’s thin provisioning, users can reduce their disk usage, in turn reducing their costs.

  • Saves Time

    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.

fast booting image storage

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 is 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.

compatible image service

Validate Signed Images Through Digital Signatures and Asymmetric Cryptography

Maintain image security through signed image validation using OpenStack’s Glance.

  • Secure Uploads

    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.

  • Secure Downloads

    OpenStack’s Glance is compatible with other OpenStack services as well, ensuring that it can perform data verification upon the image download.

image storage validated

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.

  • Expert Storage

    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.

simple integration with openstack based image storage

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.

  • Server Agnostic

    Through OpenStack’s extensive services, such as Cinder and Ironic, Glance is capable of booting servers, whether they are virtual machines or bare metal.

  • RESTful API

    Glance’s RESTful API enables the querying of virtual machine image metadata as well as the retrieval of the actual image.

bare metal compatible image storage

Take advantage of our expertise! VEXXHOST is OpenStack Certified.

Our cloud services contain OpenStack software that has been validated through testing to provide API compatibility for OpenStack core services.

Our infrastructure is currently running Stein — the latest OpenStack release.

Get Started With Private Cloud

Managed Zuul


  • Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai

Shanghai Open Infrastructure Summit Recap

That’s a wrap! As the passionate OpenStack users we are, the VEXXHOST team was happy to have attended the Open Infrastructure Summit in Shanghai. This open-source event was put together by the OpenStack Foundation and wrapped up this Wednesday, Nov. 6th.