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Thursday, October 6 • 10:50 - 11:40
Converging QEMU and TCMU for Container Storage - Huamin Chen, Red Hat

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Containers storage technologies are changing rapidly. Volume Plugins in Docker and Kubernetes open doors to 3rd party storage provisioning for containers. However, these technologies are all based on bind-mount, volume drivers have to implement storage functionalities on their own.

On the other hand, QEMU has a different approach to provide storage for virtual machines. QEMU's block drivers abstracts different backend storage types and thus supports features like multi-tenancy, snapshot, and QoS, which are currently missing in Container storage drivers.

This talk presents a new technology that converges QEMU and TCMU. This allows Containers to use rich storage features that are already available to Virtual Machines. This technology integrates QEMU's block layer with tcmu-runner, and enables Containers to access various storage backends and rich storage features.

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Huamin Chen

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dr. Huamin Chen works at Red Hat's CTO office and is passionate inventor and developer about storage and cloud technologies. He is one of the founding members of Kubernetes SIG-Storage, and created the storage volume plugins for Kubernetes and OpenShift. He is also a member of Rook... Read More →


Thursday October 6, 2016 10:50 - 11:40
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