The Growing Diversity inside OpenStack Object Storage

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Of all OpenStack projects, Object Storage (also known as Swift) has always been considered mature or, in other words, a place where new things rarely happen. I’ve always been looking at the Object Storage project closely and I’m happy to report a lot of exciting things are happening in Swift, specifically around the community participation… Read more »

OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup May 15

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Last Tuesday night (17/5) in Melbourne I attended the 2nd meetup of the Melbourne contingent of the¬†Australian OpenStack User Group. It was a fantastic night with great speakers and a great group of people who are passionate about OpenStack. There was a mix of people with various OpenStack experience, from the NeCTAR team who have… Read more »

Under the hood of Swift: the Ring

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This is the first post in series that summarizes our analysis of Swift architecture. We’ve tried to highlight some points that are not clear enough in the official documentation. Our primary base was an in-depth look into the source code. The following material applies to version 1.4.6 of Swift. The Ring is the vital part… Read more »