Introduction to OpenStack Swift Object Storage

This article is a general introduction to Swift, OpenStack’s Object Storage.  We will cover the following topics: what Swift is, what kind of data you can store in Swift, how Swift controls access to your data, how Swift protects that … Read More

Widows Azure Pack/Swift Integration

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is Microsoft’s private cloud offering.  It offers a subset of the features found in Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud.  What makes WAP nice for the user is that the portal and APIs are the same in both … Read More

Addressing the Bandwidth Problem with Hybrid Clouds

One of the problems with hybrid clouds is the bandwidth limitation between your private cloud in the enterprise and a public cloud provider.  The communications link can quickly become a bottleneck when one cloud tries to access data in the … Read More