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Why did you choose Swift?

asked 2013-06-13 08:48:30 -0500

ChiefDS gravatar image

Looking for why you picked Swift over CEPH or other commercial object stores.

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answered 2013-06-14 11:53:21 -0500

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updated 2013-06-14 11:54:21 -0500

Swift is the project that Rackspace developed years ago for its Rackspace Cloud Files product. Later Rackspace released it to the public as part of OpenStack, together with Nova developed by NASA. The wikipedia entry has some details about the history of the project. Ceph is not part of the OpenStack project, although it's implemented in many installations together with other pieces of OpenStack.

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answered 2013-06-14 12:38:15 -0500

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Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately, it does not answer the question. The question is not "what" is Swift. The question is why you as a user of OpenStack Swift chose to utilize it. What were/are your reasons? What do you like? What don't you like? What were the deciding factors over CEPH or Cleversafe or Atmos or Scality or Amplidata or Caringo, etc.


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