OpenStack Swift Overview

OpenStack Swift, also known as OpenStack Object Storage, is an open-source object storage system.

OpenStack Swift is best suited to back up and archive unstructured data, such as documents, images, audio and video files, emails, and virtual machine images.

You can back up the data stored in Openstack Object Storage (Simple Storage Service) using the Commvault Software.

Key Features

Restore to a Local File System

Free up space on the storage service by restoring the backed-up OpenStack Swift data to an inexpensive local storage.

Distributed Restores to the Cloud

Distributed restores to the cloud by using multiple streams for optimal load sharing.


The OpenStack Swift documentation uses the following terminology:

Virtual client

The interface that protects your OpenStack Swift data.


The entity that represents your data in an OpenStack Swift storage account.


The logical entity that defines the OpenStack Swift data to be backed up.


Represents a unit of storage in OpenStack Swift.


Represents a collection of OpenStack Swift objects.

Last modified: 5/16/2019 4:04:47 PM