<Updated October 6th 2016>
Today at the OpenStack Summit Austin we are releasing the beta version of the Storage Made Easy OpenStack Swift dedicated Drive for Mac Operating Systems (El Capitan and Mavericks supported).
(If you are looking for the Windows version of our dedicated OpenStack Swift drive please see here.)
The drive can be downloaded from here. It also installs and makes use of FUSE for OS X that allows extensions to OS X’s native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems.
Once installed, the drive mounts OpenStack Swift as a local disk in the Finder, file explorer App on the Mac. This enables the user to work with the drive as if it was a local volume, with the remote files stored on OpenStack Swift being downloaded on demand.
Installation is straightforward but security permissions must be changed to allow Apps to be installed that are outside of the Mac App Store:
Once installed Swift can be configured through the settings screen:
A valid license is required and the below license can be copied and pasted which provides test access until the end of October 2016:
Cache settings and DLO sizes can also be configured:
Access to the App Settings can be found from the Mac Menu Bar:
The Drive itself can simply be accessed from Finder as a drive:
Caveats are that the Drive does not work with Time Machine and it also needs to be exempted from any Anti Virus checking.
You can download the beta version 0.9.3.6 here.
Once released it will be available for white label and OEM as well as direct corporate use.
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