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Use These Key Considerations When Selecting OpenStack Storage

Published: 12 November 2012

ID: G00236468

Analyst(s): Sid Deshpande , Arun Chandrasekaran

Summary

OpenStack Swift is gaining much interest from enterprises and service providers for cloud storage. OpenStack's selections extend beyond Swift, and since other options exist, IT leaders must understand what works best for their use cases and workloads.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Understand the Diverse Storage Options in OpenStack
    • Object Storage
    • Block Storage
    • File Storage
  • Know the OpenStack Vendors' Ecosystem and Their Value Propositions
  • These Advantages Make OpenStack Swift Appealing
  • Know the Limitations of OpenStack Swift
    • Workload and Use Case Limitations
    • Swift in Isolation Is Not Enterprise Friendly
    • Integration With Existing Enterprise Infrastructure

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