OpenStack Image Service (code-named Glance) provides discovery, registration, and delivery services for virtual disk images. The Image Service API server provides a standard REST interface for querying information about virtual disk images stored in a variety of back-end stores, including OpenStack Object Storage. Clients can register new virtual disk images with the Image Service, query for information on publicly available disk images, and use the Image Service's client library for streaming virtual disk images.
A multi-format image registry, OpenStack Image Service allows uploads of private and public images in a variety of formats, including:
OpenStack Image Service "Folsom" planned for Q4 2012.
Developer editions of OpenStack Image Service are available on the OpenStack Launchpad.