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Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing by Ravi Shankar, Navin Sabharwal

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Integrating with OpenStack object storage (Swift)

CloudStack uses secondary storage to store ISOs, snapshots, templates, and so on. As discussed in Chapter 5, Apache Cloud Storage, we can provide multiple storage devices to work as the secondary storage in CloudStack.

We can also use OpenStack object storage, commonly known as Swift to be used as the secondary storage in the CloudStack environment. Secondary storage in CloudStack is an object storage which can be accessed by all the hosts in all the clusters in all the pods and in all the zones.

Instead of using any other device, CloudStack also supports using Swift as a part of the storage infrastructure in cloud for increasing the performance charts. Swift acts as an underlying storage engine ...

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