The fast development and deployment of cloud computing systems create needs for a standalone block storage system which can provide flexible in-line and off-line services to virtual machine instances and virtual clusters.
This talk presents the Virtual Block Store (VBS) system, which can provide block storage services such as creating and destroying logical volumes and snapshots, or attaching and detaching a volume to or from a running Xen DomU instance. VBS can also be used independently and directly with an existing volume server and Xen nodes, extending support to other VM management systems and integrating with various cloud computing systems.
The discussion will include various aspects of the design and implementation of VBS, including its system web service architecture, functionality and workflows, metadata maintenance, and integration with Nimbus. We will also touch on prospective challenges in the future development of VBS and directions of future research.
* What: Research Technologies Roundtable
* When: Thursday, August 27, 12:30-1:30pm
* Where: IMU Maple Room (IU Bloomington); ICTC 497 (IUPUI)