ExpanDrive 3 Development build 3015 finally builds in support for two often requested drive types – Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Swift. Cloud Files is a popular S3-like durable storage platform run by RackSpace. It is built from the OpenStack Swift project, a very popular solution for deploying a S3-like type storage on premise or as part of a service offering.
ExpanDrive connects scale-out storage platforms like Swift and CEPH to existing solutions, apps and infrastructure. Out of the box Swift and CEPH are products designed to be access via an API, not terrifically useful if you’re trying to migrate off a big iron NetApp Filer. ExpanDrive maps this API to so that it looks and feels just like a USB drive that is accessible from within any application on Mac, Windows [and soon, Linux].
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