Can I use OpenStack Swift instead of Amazon S3?

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Hi Guys,

I am working in a project. I used S3 service to store some software. For storing software, AWS charged very less amount. But I transferred data means download, AWS charged me a lot. So, I researched and found, we can use Swift service that available in OpenStack. OpenStack is an open source platform and anyone can use this. Can I use OpenStack's Swift service for the same purpose?

Thank You

Mar 19 in OpenStack by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

Yes, You can use Swift service also. Both of them provides almost similar features for storing, managing highly scalable object storage system. I do not see many differences between them except Swift is open source.

Both has scalable proxy mechanisms to forward the request for object GET/POST /DELETE/PUT. Hash functions are used to store the objects on nodes in swift. S3 is also using the hashing to encrypt the location and may be using the advance options for security.

In S3 objects are stored in Buckets. Swift follows Account→container→object.

Rings, zones, partitions features are also available in S3. The open-ness of Swift has made it is really easy to understand it, rather than S3 for which we know only how to use it.

Hope this will help you.

Thank You

answered Mar 19 by MD
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