The OpenStack Object Storage system, aka "Swift", was built to power Rackspace's public cloud storage service, Cloud Files. Subsequently, Swift was released into open source as part of the OpenStack project. While Swift is increasingly being utilized to run many large scale public storage clouds outside of Rackspace, Swift is also showing great promise for use in private storage clouds - which look and feel like the public object storage systems from Amazon/Rackspace, yet meeting the needs of the individual company.
In this talk, I will present a step-by-step plan on getting OpenStack Swift up and running in your organization. I will cover:
- when to use Swift (and when not to)
- convincing your boss (the economics)
- selecting appropriate hardware (benchmarking)
- achieving high durability and availability (cluster design)
- knowing how it's working (management & monitoring)
- what interfaces exist (compatible clients)
- how to build killer apps (features for developers)
CEO, SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe Arnold is CEO and founder of SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Swift. Joe was part of the early public OpenStack Swift launches outside of Rackspace at Internap and KT. Joe has been active in the OpenStack community since the Austin Summit and has been heavily involved in meetups, design summits and conferences.
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