[Openstack] [Swift] Object use cases

John Dickinson me at not.mn
Wed Jan 22 14:04:58 UTC 2014


You are asking for practical examples, so here are some links to get started:

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/02/09/scaling-media-storage-at-wikimedia-with-swift/

http://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-summit-hong-kong-2013/session-videos/presentation/case-study-concur-delivering-a-saas-application-with-swift

http://www.mirantis.com/blog/cisco-webex-mirantis-openstack-private-cloud-production/

https://cloud.sdsc.edu/hp/index.php

http://www.encoding.com/help/sub_category/category/Rackspace_Cloud_Files

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb10893350.htm

http://www.buildcloudstorage.com/2013/12/3-reasons-customers-will-store-exabytes.html

http://engineering.spilgames.com/openstack-swift-lots-small-files/

http://blog.adityapatawari.com/2014/01/using-openstack-swift-as-owncloud.html

https://github.com/wecreatepixels/django-storage-swift

So almost all of the above are using private cloud storage with Swift (ie rather than a public cloud provider). You can also look into how Rackspace, HP, Softlayer(IBM), NTT, Internap, Memset, KT, Cloudwatt, and other service providers around the world use Swift. Their respective customer bases is large and has a million different uses.

--John



On Jan 20, 2014, at 5:56 PM, Mark Brown <ntdeveloper2002 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I wanted to get an idea about what kind of use cases Object is being used for, and had some questions around that.
> 
> 1.  What kind of use cases is object used for in the public cloud? What kinds of data are enterprises storing most commonly?
> 
> 2. Is anyone deploying Swift within the data center for a private cloud object solution, and if yes, what are the use cases for that as compared to say, using a NAS solution within the data center? I am looking for concrete information on actual use cases in terms of kinds of applications and the kind of data stored.
> 
> 3. Are companies building applications with object as the back end in mind rather than file which is the more common case? Any examples?
> 
> Thanks in advance!
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