SwiftStack, a technology innovator of private cloud storage for modern applications, today announced its development contributions to the OpenStack® Object Storage project (code named Swift) are part of the latest release of OpenStack Swift. Together with contributions from HP,
"Key to OpenStack's success will be a robust ecosystem of global technology leaders backing the project," said
Unique disaster recovery and availability for open object storage
As enterprise applications evolve from their traditional software architecture to today's user-centric model, applications must retain the requirement for high availability and disaster tolerance. However, delivering consistent data replication across geographies is a significant challenge in a distributed architecture. OpenStack Object Storage is the first of its kind to support global clusters with open source technologies, offering deployers the availability across geographies that their new applications require.
Enterprises can take advantage of dramatic cost savings, leveraging open source software on commodity hardware, while scaling capacity and performance across multiple dimensions - all this without sacrificing availability and distribution of their critical data across data centers. By selecting an open solution, customers are not locked-in, enjoying the maximum flexibility possible when operating in public, private or hybrid cloud use cases.
Added in the 1.8 release, a region tier for data placement allowed deployers to group availability zones into regions, and have adjustable replica counts for better availability across those regions. The 1.9 release had support for using a separate replication network and control of read and write affinity, which enabled clients to be served more quickly by nearby data centers. The 1.10 release completes the solution with optimization to replication. SwiftStack is powered by OpenStack Object Storage, and its private cloud solution offers a controller interface for easily deploying and operating storage clusters that span multiple geographies.
Community development effort
OpenStack Swift is one of the original projects at the core of OpenStack, and continues to see increased contribution with every new release. The total number of contributors to OpenStack Swift has reached 136, with as many as 16 different contributors committing code in a single week in
"SwiftStack is powered by OpenStack Object Storage, a decision I made when founding the company. The vibrant contribution to OpenStack and its proven performance at scale is the reason OpenStack Swift powers many of the world's largest storage clouds,' said
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