Enterprise-Ready Object Storage integrated into the OpenStack Platform

Swarm for OpenStackSwarm for OpenStack Beta enhances the standard OpenStack Swift object servers by integrating Swarm, our enterprise-ready object storage engine. The integration maintains OpenStack Swift accounts, containers, authentication and access controls enabling seamless integration of Swarm with OpenStack’s compute and imaging components.

Swarm for OpenStack gives organizations an option to include a more robust, fully supported object store while still benefiting from the progress the OpenStack community is achieving.

Enterprise Required Feature Comparison

Standard OpenStack Object Server

Data Protection

  • Supports minimum of 3 replicas only
  • No mixing replica count in same cluster

Offsite DR

  • Not supported

Scalability

  • Configuration changes required
  • Cluster ring rebuild required
  • Manual storage rebalancing

Hot-spots and leveling

  • Manual detection and correction
  • Manual storage leveling

Failure handling

  • Manual process for node removal and replacement
  • Node grouping not supported

Caringo Swarm for OpenStack

Data Protection

  • Supports minimum of 2 replicas
  • Mix and match replica counts in the same cluster

Offsite DR

  • Supports 1 or more Disaster Recovery (DR) sites via Content Router

Scalability

  • Plug-and-play – no service interruption
  • No cluster provisioning required
  • Auto-balancing storage

Hot-spots and leveling

  • Dynamic RAM caching across entire cluster
  • Auto-leveling storage

Failure handling

  • Automated process for disk, node or group of nodes
  • Supports node groupings or subclusters