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OpenStack Object Storage ("Swift")
|Full name||OpenStack Object Storage|
|Current PTL||John Dickinson|
|Meetings||Weekly Wednesday at 1900UTC in #openstack-meeting|
What is Swift?
The OpenStack Object Store project, known as Swift, offers cloud storage software so that you can store and retrieve lots of data with a simple API. It's built for scale and optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency across the entire data set. Swift is ideal for storing unstructured data that can grow without bound.
Swift has many features for both end users and sysadmins running the system.
- Versioned writes
- Arbitrarily large objects
- Static website hosting
- Signed, expiring URLs
- Custom metadata
- Bulk operations
- Multi-range requests
- Globally distributed clusters
- Upgrades with no user downtime
- Smooth cluster capacity adjustment with no downtime
- StatsD integration
- Flexible auth and identity integration
- Seamless failure handling
- Quota management
- Support for high concurrency
For an overview of specific parts of Swift, see http://swift.openstack.org
For contributors, see http://docs.openstack.org/developer/swift/development_saio.html
For deployers, see http://docs.openstack.org/developer/swift/howto_installmultinode.html
Project ideas for developers
Developers looking to get started with Openstack Swift can look at the Ideas page for some suggestions on where to get started.