Alexandre Lecuyer

Alex is a software developer who has worked for universities, banks, and OVH. He works mostly with in system development, storage, and performance analysis. At OVH he has been working on infrastructure automation, improving the availability of ZFS based storage systems, and on Openstack Swift. When not working on these he can be found sailing in Brittany with family and friends.

Swift at OVHcloud

Dealing with small files with OpenStack Swift (part 2)

In the first part of these articles, we demonstrated how storing small files in Swift may cause performance issues. In this second part we will present the solution. With this in mind, I will assume that you have read the first part, or that you are familiar with Swift. Files inside files We settled on …

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Swift at OVHcloud

Dealing with small files with OpenStack Swift (part 1)

OpenStack Swift is a distributed storage system that is easy to scale horizontally, using standard servers and disks. We are using it at OVHcloud for internal needs, and as a service for our customers. By design, it is rather easy to use, but you still need to think about your workload when designing a Swift …

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