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Re: suggestion for data location compliance in swift


This was one of the use cases that drove the design discussion on decoupling the swift ring implementation from the rest of swift (along with supporting multiple tiers of hardware). See https://blueprints.launchpad.net/swift/+spec/swift-pluggable-hashing-ring for the basic proposal, however, and you'll note that we could definitely use some additional developers :)


Joshua McKenty
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
(650) 283-6846

On 2011-05-30, at 4:18 PM, Rostyslav Slipetskyy wrote:

> Some of the data stored in the cloud has legal requirements to be stored 
> physically within certain geographical boundary (for example within a country). 
> Currently OpenStack does not allow to impose restrictions on data location.
> It looks like zones can be very handy to achieve data location compliance 
> (according to the docs they can be used to group devices based on physical 
> location). For example, suppose that a provider has servers in USA (zones 1-5) 
> and Canada (zones 6-10). Let's imagine that a customer has some legal 
> requirements to store its data on the servers in the USA. What I imagine doing 
> is to restrict data for customer accounts to zones 1-5. 
> Most probably, ring modifications will be necessary in order to implement this.
> Best Regards,
> Rostik
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