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Implementing Cloud Storage with OpenStack Swift by Kris Rajana, Sreedhar Varma, Amar Kapadia

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Chapter 1. Cloud Storage: Why Can't I be like Google?

If you could build your IT systems and operations from scratch today, would you recreate what you have? That's the question Geir Ramleth, CIO of construction giant Bechtel, asked himself in 2005. The answer was obviously not, and Bechtel ended up using best practices from four Internet forerunners of the time, YouTube, Google, Amazon.com, and Salesforce.com, to create their next set of datacenters. This is exactly the same question CIOs around the world are asking themselves, and that's what cloud storage is about! Through this book, you will learn how to implement a storage system that uses the best practices of these web giants rather than a traditional enterprise, thus cutting Total Cost ...

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