Joe Arnold

Happy Birthday Swift!

At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we were happy to celebrate a very important birthday: OpenStack Swift turned FIVE! Needless to say, we wanted to celebrate the milestone. But even more, we wanted to celebrate the amazing work put in by Swift contributors all over the world; the ones who keep developing Swift 24/7. So […]

Erasure Codes Now a Part of OpenStack Kilo

Today’s OpenStack Kilo release includes a significant new feature in Swift: Swift now supports Erasure Codes, in addition to Replicas, as a way to do data durability, ensuring that data will not be permanently lost or corrupted. Why are Erasure Codes important? In any storage system, the way to get durability is to store more […]