New SolidFire Python SDK Equips Developers with Cutting-Edge Tools for Faster Coding and Better Performance

Enhanced developer experience across platforms, improved connection management and industry-leading support for reactive programming make it easier to build scalable, next-generation applications

[OpenStack Austin, Booth #A38] SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, now part of NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), released its Python SDK to dramatically reduce the amount of additional time and coding required for integration and orchestration between SolidFire’s platform and third-party applications. It allows developers to deeply integrate SolidFire’s API with the Python programming language, one of the most popular languages for OpenStack users.

The Python SDK release is the latest addition to SolidFire's robust list of published developer resources for Java, .NET and PowerShell, all of which make it easy for developers to accelerate the tasks required to provision, mount and manage scalable, high-performance application deployment on SolidFire's storage platform. The Python SDK, which currently supports Python 2.7 and 3.3, reduces the amount of unique and template code needed to integrate with a SolidFire cluster. By minimizing the time investment dedicated to common coding tasks, developers are able to easily and efficiently accelerate the time to product release.

"OpenStack clouds are in high demand to establish IT infrastructures and deploy block storage systems, and this SDK now provides the tools that developers need to simplify data center automation from the start," said SolidFire's Field CTO Val Bercovici. "Providing a robust set of SDKs that take advantage of the most advanced development models is critical to our ability to become the premier choice for developers building high-performance applications. The release represents the hard work not only from our engineers, but the open-source communities that actively contribute to making our SDKs best-in-class."

In addition to the benefits for OpenStack developers, the Python SDK will help existing VMware, System Center and PowerShell users who are looking to make the move to OpenStack. According to data from SolidFire’s Storage Automation Usage and Trends Report, 51 percent of current VMware automation users indicated that they were considering making the change to OpenStack within one year, which would result in a significant uptick in the number of developers in need of resources like the Python SDK.

SolidFire will be exhibiting at booth A38 at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas, April 25-29, 2016. The company will also host the following speaking sessions:

For a full list of additional speaking sessions, visit our OpenStack Austin event page.

Developers can download the Python SDK and begin accelerating their time to product release by visiting GitHub, with additional resources available through the SolidFire Developer Community.

About SolidFire
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.