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

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Chapter 7. Tuning Your Swift Installation

OpenStack Swift's tremendous flexibility comes at a cost—it has a very large number of tuning options. Therefore, users utilizing Swift as a private cloud will need to tune their installation to optimize performance, durability, and availability for their unique workload. This chapter walks you through a performance benchmarking tool and the basics mechanisms available to tune your Swift cluster.

Performance benchmarking

There are several tools that can be used to benchmark the performance of your Swift cluster against a specific workload. COSBench, ssbench, and swift-bench are the most popular tools available. While swift-bench (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/swift-bench/1.0) used to be a part of the Swift ...

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