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Re: [OpenStack] Images need to be stored in Glance or SWIFT?
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 1:40 AM, Razique Mahroua
> it depends basically on what you are looking for - you can store the
> images in both, but Swift is more of an project aimed to propose and
> high-available and high-tolerant object store. Not saying that Glance
> doesn't do that - but Glance is more of a repository actually
Right, the essential service of Glance is the cataloging of vm images,
public and project ownership of the images, and making them available to
nova. Remote images is an elegant feature that reinforces this magic.
Balu, remember that Glance manages all instance snapshots, so the object
store configuration is often a great choice.