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What is the exact different between Swift & Cinder ?

asked 2015-12-13 21:58:50 -0500

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Please give an explain for these two Swift & cinder .

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answered 2015-12-16 00:59:51 -0500

Vinoth gravatar image

Swift - object Storage - Real time comparison: Dropbox, icloud storage. etc.

Cinder - Block storage - Real time comparison: External Hard disk.

Thanks, Vinoth

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answered 2015-12-16 10:13:58 -0500

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Swift (Object Storage) :- In simple language it is simple storage like google drive , SkyDrive etc.

It stores and retrieves arbitrary unstructured data objects via a RESTful, HTTP based API. It is highly fault tolerant with its data replication and scale-out architecture. Its implementation is not like a file server with mountable directories. In this case, it writes objects and files to multiple drives, ensuring the data is replicated across a server cluster.

Cinder(Block Storage) :- In simple language it is simple plug-in play raw disk like pendrive or external hard disk.

It provides persistent block storage to running instances. Its pluggable driver architecture facilitates the creation and management of block storage devices.

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