OpenStack Fundamentals Training Part I - Object Storage

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OpenStack is a massively scalable open source cloud operating system. The community is currently developing three interrelated core projects: OpenStack Compute (code-named Nova), a scalable compute provisioning engine, OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift), a fully distributed object store, and OpenStack Image Service (code-named Glance), an image registry and delivery service.

Launched by Rackspace and NASA in July 2010, OpenStack has quickly gained momentum with more than 200 registered developers and over 80 organizations backing the open source project. There have been three official software releases in nine months, and contributors across the world are adding new features every day.

These back-to-back sessions will provide a solid introduction to and overview of OpenStack in two parts: Part I Object Storage, and Part II Compute. The sessions will cover:

  • Introduction to OpenStack Object Storage and Compute, including key features and use cases
  • An architectural overview of each project
  • The development process, tools and governance model
  • What’s on the development roadmap
  • Fundamental best practices for deploying and operating OpenStack cloud

This session is sponsored by Rackspace Cloud Builders

John Dickinson


John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack and Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift. John was one of the founding members of the Swift project at Rackspace. John continues his work at SwiftStack, leading the OpenStack Swift project and developing SwiftStack’s distribution and management platform for Swift.