I’d like to share a few highlights regarding Swift during last weeks OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. From my experience it was the best summit so far – for Swift as well as overall. Swift usage There were several companies that published their Swift cluster size, with Rackspace still leading with more than a hundred PB. Many more companies run Swift… Read more →
OpenStack Swift is an object storage solution built for massive scale with a focus on durability and availability of the stored data. The latest release, 2.0, is the biggest change in the history of the project since the open source release four years ago and adds a new feature called Storage Policies.
There was a lot of interest in Swift during the Juno OpenStack Summit in Atlanta and sessions and workshops were very well attended. More than 30 sessions were directly or indirectly related to Swift, its use cases and discussion on the past, current and future development of Swift. Thanks to all the awesome people who are developing and using Swift… Read more →
A few days ago we published a blog post called OpenStack Swift as backend for Git – part 1 where we explained what could be the advantages of using Swift as backend for Git and gave you some details about what happens in Git (server side) when a client pushes or fetches objects. In this second blog post, we will… Read more →
As we are working on our Software Factory product, one of the challenges we were facing was whether we could provide a scalable backend to Git. Traditionally, Git is installed using a file system as a backend, which means that out growing your file system means moderately complex operations to make it larger, which are manual and require some downtime…. Read more →
During our investigation for the next update of the CloudWatt platform, we identified a recent patch that has been merged in Swift that introduces discoverable capabilities, allowing clients to retrieve configuration info programmatically. The info published is akin to which middlewares are installed or what version of Swift is running. In this article I will describe how it works, how… Read more →
I have just come back from the OpenStack summit in Hong Kong. As always it was a blast talking to lot of people and listening to presentations or designing the future of the software we all love. While chatting with different people there was a recurrent question coming up to me: people wanted to know whether “Ceph is better than… Read more →