OpenStack Swift - The State of the Project

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Dec 8, 2011, 3:00 – 6:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Swift has been running in production at Rackspace for over a year with near 100% uptime. Rackspace’s Swift clusters store billions of objects and petabytes of data. Several companies, including Internap, KT, SDSC, & HP have deployed swift clusters in production in various sizes. Come hear about the project from leaders and users of the project.  

Event Agenda:

Prior to the Meetup, there will be a Swift Install Training Session from 4:30 - 6:30. Sign up here:

6:30 pm Networking w/ Pizza Sponsored by Nebula 7:00 pm Welcome & Introductions 7:15 pm Lightning Talk - "Swift within the Storage Ecosystem" by Daniel Ford, Nebula 7:20 pm "Selecting a Cloud Platform with Storage" by Reinhardt Quelle, Cisco

Reinhardt will describe one of the cloud initiatives within Cisco, and discuss the decision process around selecting the platform and the services offered with an emphasis on storage. When does a private cloud make sense? Why do we need object storage as well as SAN and NAS? Why do we care about OpenStack? 7:45 pm "Swift: Present and Future" by John Dickinson, Rackspace

John will cover how Swift provides a distributed, highly-concurrent object storage system to handle web-scale workloads. He will also share the story of how Swift came about at Rackspace and discuss the future direction of Swift 8:15 pm More Networking 8:30 pm End Meetup Speaker Bios:

Reinhardt Quelle - is the Sr. Product Manager for Cloud Services in the Collaboration Software Group at Cisco Systems. Reinhardt is building the cloud platform from which Cisco delivers SaaS applications such as WebEx and Jabber.

John Dickinson - is a technical lead at Rackspace Hosting where he works on Rackspace’s CloudFiles product. He has been active in the Openstack community since its inception and is the Project Technical Lead for Openstack Swift. John has built enormous data storage clusters that store billions of objects and petabytes of data for their customers.



Thursday, December 8, 2011
3:00 AM – 6:00 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer