OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) Essentials
By Amar Kapadia, Kris Rajana, Sreedhar Varma
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2015
Pages: 174

OpenStack is a rapidly growing open source cloud software; and Swift is one such project. Swift allows users to build cloud storage with the help of inexpensive commodity hardware. With the latest OpenStack Juno release, developers and experts have access to hundreds of new features to build robust cloud infrastructures.

This book teaches you the fundamentals of cloud storage and OpenStack Swift and gives you the skillset to build and operate your own cloud storage. This book also explains the usefulness of OpenStack Swift for cloud storage and how it provides an architectural review of Swift. Next, the book covers the installation and management of Swift, along with other new topics including quality of service and storage policies. Hardware choice, Swift tuning, and use cases will round out your skills. This edition also features two new chapters covering OpenvStorage and Sahara. The book then demonstrates monitoring and new packaging methods, including Docker. Get a head start in the world of cloud storage using this content-rich book loaded with topics.

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