Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details


Keystone Federated Swift: Getting the Most Out of your Object Storage in a Federated Environment


Liiving in opposite corner's of the Earth and both having OpenStack services running at home;  it would be great if we could share these distrubted resources. Keystone has supported federation for several releases now, and there have been many examples of this used to distribute and share workloads across multiple clouds. Swift is often used in standalone clusters and supports it's own auth model, but it also works using keystone for authentication. The combination of Swift with Keystone federation enables us to take advantage of swift's geographic scaling features as well as the ability to have access to our own and each others resources from across the globe.


This talk will cover the process of setting up federated keystone environment and how to integrate that with swift. Highlighting the pain points of this setup, potential use cases for doing this, different swift topologies and as well as both any advantages and disadvantages.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees can expect to learn the process of setting up a federated keystone and how to integrate that with multiple swift clusters. It will also explore how to leverage this configuration for different potential use cases.

Tuesday, May 22, 5:40pm-5:50pm
Level: Intermediate
Personal user
Matthew has been working on and contributing to Open Source software for most of his career. He has been primarily contributing to OpenStack since 2012 and is a former member of the OpenStack TC (Technical Committee) and was previously the PTL (project technical lead) of the OpenStack community's QA program from OpenStack's Juno development cycle in 2014  through the Mitaka development... FULL PROFILE
SUSE, Senior Software Engineer
Matthew is a software engineer working at SUSE, where he primarily works on upstream Openstack as a Swift core. Based on the south coast of NSW in Australia, he has been hacking on Swift since 2014. Matthew was the co-founder of the Kororaa Linux distribution which has given him careers in both Linux system administration and software development. FULL PROFILE