After you deploy your OpenStack cloud infrastructure by using the Integrated OpenStack Manager, you can add the optional Object Storage component. The optional Object Storage component is loaded when you deploy the Integrated OpenStack Manager vApp. It requires separate configuration to deploy it.

With OpenStack Object Storage, you can create redundant, scalable data storage by using clusters of standardized servers to store petabytes of accessible data. Object Storage uses a distributed architecture with no central point of control, providing greater scalability, redundancy, and permanence. Objects can be written to multiple hardware devices, with the OpenStack software responsible for ensuring data replication and integrity across the cluster. Storage clusters scale horizontally by adding new nodes. If a node fails, OpenStack replicates the content from other active nodes.

Important

Although you can add the Object Storage component as an optional component to your VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment, VMware does not support it.