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Thursday, April 19 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
7 Steps to Roll-out a Private OpenStack Swift Cluster (Seacliff AB)

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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)


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Joe Arnold

CEO, SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe Arnold is co-founder and CEO of SwiftStack, a leading provider of object storage software. SwiftStack's customers include some of the largest web and enterprise IT organizations. Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift after its release as an open source project. He has been active in the OpenStack community since 2010. | | Joe is the author of Object Storage with Swift published by O'Reilly Media.

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

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