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Founder / CEO SwiftStack

Joe Arnold presenting commercialization of OpenStack Object Storage

Really enjoyed sharing our experiences deploying several petabytes of OpenStack Object Storage service (Swift) at the OpenStack conference. Great questions all around.

Major points were:

  • Offer storage alongside other other services not as a standalone service.
  • Take advantage of fault tolerance by using lower-cost, commodity equipment. Hardware for a petabyte of durable storage can be had for $750,000.
  • Build a cross-functional team to deal with system design, software development and operations.

Also see my post on the cloudscaling blog: OpenStack Object Storage basics Q&A

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