Rackspace Cloud Files vs Openstack Swift: What are the differences?
Developers describe Rackspace Cloud Files as "Store it on Cloud Files, serve it fast on Akamai's CDN". Cloud Files, powered by OpenStack®, provides an easy to use online storage for files and media which can be delivered globally at blazing speeds over Akamai's content delivery network (CDN). On the other hand, Openstack Swift is detailed as "A distributed object storage system designed to scale from a single machine to thousands of servers". It is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Organizations can use Swift to store lots of data efficiently.
Rackspace Cloud Files and Openstack Swift can be primarily classified as "Cloud Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Rackspace Cloud Files are:
- Pay as you grow pricing starting at 10¢/GB/Mo.
- Akamai CDN delivery of your content starting at 12¢/GB
- Use as much or as little storage as you want
On the other hand, Openstack Swift provides the following key features:
- Object/blob store