New, intelligent features in OpenStack Swift* help meet today's storage demands.
The OpenStack Swift* community has released Swift* 2.0, its first-ever major revision bump milestone. Swift* 2.0 is available immediately and all of its key features and functionality are part of the OpenStack Juno* release. The cornerstone feature: Storage Policies, one of the most important developments in OpenStack Swift* since the project was open-sourced.
OpenStack software is used by hundreds of companies to build public, private, and hybrid clouds, and Swift object-based storage is a key element of OpenStack. Now, the addition of Storage Policies to Swift creates a whole new set of usage models for enterprise users, cloud operators, and application developers. It enables Swift to meet different storage requirements for performance, durability, and geographic location, while also ensuring container consistency.