Red Hat uses OpenStack Swift as the object storage interface to GlusterFS. Instead of reimplementing the Swift API, Red Hat is participating in the OpenStack Swift community to ensure that GlusterFS can take full advantage of the latest Swift features. This is absolutely the right way to pair Swift with another storage system: use the existing functionality in Swift and contribute back to community where additional functionality is needed. This talk from their respective project leads will show how Swift and GlusterFS work together to take advantage of the best each system has to offer.
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development of Swift since 2009.
Luis Pabon is a Principal Software Engineer member of Red Hat Storage. Prior to joining Red Hat in February of 2013 he worked at NetApp Advanced Technology Group and at EMC on various storage products.