- SwiftStack - http://www.swiftstack.com/
- SwiftStack YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/SwiftStackVideos
Topic 1 – Joe, who are you? You’ve been at CloudScaling & Engine Yard prior to your current gig at SwiftStack. Author of a book on Swift.
Topic 2 - (Everything is Open and a Stack in the name, run us through some basics of terminology) Project vs. Product has come up a lot recently. Tell me about Swift 1.9 as a project first (Global Clusters). Private Cloud Storage as a product and just an OpenStack project?
Topic 3 – Object vs. File or Block? Start at the lowest level, what kind of hardware? What kind of software protections? Discuss the ring vs. controller. Geo-disbursement. Scale out by de-coupling the controller from the actual storage nodes (SAN dual-head analogy). How does it compare to others (i.e. Gluster, Ceph, Basho, etc.) & what makes it unique?
Topic 4 – Storage Efficiency? Deduplication? Actual Storage Algorithms? Governance? Compliance?
Topic 5 - Use Cases? Performance? When is it a good fit? When is it a bad fit?