Searchlight Team Vision

Searchlight was originally developed and released in the Kilo release of Glance as the Catalog Index Service 1. At the Liberty Summit, we decided to broaden the scope to provide advanced and scalable search across multi-tenant cloud resources. And in the Stein cycle, we have developed a grand vision for Searchlight to help sustain the project in alignment with the OpenStack Cloud Vision 2.

Our Vision

With the modular architecture of Searchlight and based on the discussions of the Searchlight team, we envisioned making Searchlight a universal search interface not only for OpenStack but also other cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure 3, AWS 4, or even Kubernetes 5, etc.. The final product of this vision could be building a multi-cloud management application and a unified API for multi-cloud resource discovery, which serves as a cloud information base for automation application, e.g., VIM management, NFV MANO. This requires new designs of additional data models, APIs, communication, and features which are analyzed further in specific use case analysis & design documents. References will be provided when available.

Search as a Service