Swift, OpenStack's cloud
software project, allows users to build cloud
storage, a method used widely to slash costs and improve usability. With Swift, not only can users build storage using inexpensive commodity hardware, but they can also use public cloud
storage that is built using the same technology. This book will provide you with the skills to build and operate your own cloud
storage or use a third-party cloud.
You will start with the fundamentals of cloud
storage, how OpenStack Swift is useful for cloud
storage, and a review of Swift's architecture. Next, learn about installation, use, and managing Swift with step-by-step instructions and ample screenshots. Perform basic
data transfers and access-control-list management using REST APIs.