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Which OpenStack service is better to implement a Dropbox-like service?

asked 2013-05-06 13:38:16 -0500

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updated 2013-06-08 22:33:59 -0500

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I'am thinking about deploying a file sharing service which is been offered by dropbox, is it achivable by openstack storage solutions?

if so which one is best swift or cinder?

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answered 2013-05-06 16:00:10 -0500

I you want Dropbox like service you need object storage, so that means swift. Also take a look at Ceph RADOS, which can be used for OpenStack or just like S3 compatible storage. For frontend I tried ownCloud and it seems pretty OK. It has desktop and mobile clients also.

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answered 2013-05-27 05:59:09 -0500

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It's possible to plug OwnCloud with Swift backend :

But is it possible to plug it with Ceph ?


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Sure, ceph radosgw has swift compatible api. I'm using ceph for object storage on OpenStack.

Alen Komljen gravatar imageAlen Komljen ( 2013-05-27 12:26:42 -0500 )edit

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