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Swift “Icehouse to Juno” PTL Webinar

As OpenStack has grown it’s been very difficult to manage the scheduling at the semi-annual summits and keep the PTL “State of the Project” talks. In order to help out with conference scheduling, we’ve moved to a webinar series. The “Icehouse to Juno” PTL webinar series is going on now, and today at noon Pacific (1900UTC) […]

OpenStack Summit Is Here! Join Us—official Book Release, 11 Sessions, Multiple Demos, a BIG Party, and More … Oh My!

Reporting from the OpenStack Summit here in Atlanta, Georgia today! Lots going on this week, and we don’t want you to miss out! Here goes … Official launch and advance signing of Object Storage with Swift Our very own Joe Arnold will release his new industry-defining book, Object Storage with Swift, beginning with advanced signings Tuesday, May 13 at 12:45pm […]

Global Clusters and More: Swift 1.9.0

Today the Swift community is releasing Swift 1.9.0. This is a major release with several important new features. The most significant new feature is full support for global clusters. Global Clusters We wrote about our vision for global clusters last September. Since then, we have been busy working with the community to implement the changes necessary to enable […]

OpenStack Swift Grizzly Release

OpenStack Grizzly was released today. As Swift’s Project Technical Lead, the most fun part of my job is to put together the release notes at the end of the OpenStack release cycle. Seeing what the community has come together to build, the new use cases that are enabled, and the improvements in existing features is tremendously […]

Swift 1.7.5 Release

I’m pleased to announce that Swift 1.7.5 has been released. This release is the work of twenty-seven contributors and includes several important new features and bug fixes. You can get a tarball of this release from github. Like all Swift releases, you can upgrade your currently running clusters to this version with no client downtime. The full […]

The Top 3 New Swift Features in OpenStack Folsom

There has been a ton of activity in and around Swift throughout the Folsom release cycle. Swift has moved from version 1.4.8 in the Essex release to version 1.7.4 in the Folsom release. Some of the new features added in the Folsom release include the integration of Keystone middleware, the separation of the Swift CLI […]

Moving Swift Forward

Swift has many exciting features coming in the OpenStack Folsom Release this fall, but where do we go from here? What’s next for Swift in grizzly? I’ve got some ideas that I’ve collected from many of the swift core developers, contributors, and users. I’d like to mention them and see where the Swift community will […]

Swift 1.6.0 Release

I’m happy to announce that Swift 1.6.0 has been released. You can get the tarball athttps://launchpad.net/swift/folsom/1.6.0. As always, you can upgrade your production Swift clusters to this new version with no downtime to your clients. The complete changelog for this release is athttps://github.com/openstack/swift/blob/master/CHANGELOG, but I’d like to highlight a few of the more significant changes. […]

OpenStack Swift 1.5.0 Released!

Woot! A new version of Swift is out. John Dickinson just annouced the latest version (1.5.0) here. We were proud of our contributions to the project that have made the release. Briefly: Darrell added statsd logging instrumentation. See the full writeup here: Monitoring Swift With StatsD I have been working on making ring layout more flexible introducing a […]