Hi! I'm Christian Schwede, a software engineer living in Hamburg, Germany and working remotely for Red Hat. I spend most of my work time developing on Software Factory, a powerful CI/CD platform to build software. I also contribute to OpenStack Swift, an open-source object storage system and support our customers running Swift at large scale.

I started using GNU/Linux about 20 years ago, and already worked part-time doing DevOps in the early 2000s during my university time - even before it was called DevOps. Back then I operated and designed distributed mail, storage and compute systems for companies in the financial and aviation sector.


I think OpenStack Swift is a great choice to store unstructured data in a reliable, distributed and highly available way, and therefore I do my best to spread the word about it.

FOSDEM Brussels, February 2018
Developing applications with Swift as Storage System
Distributed File Storage in Multi-Tenant Clouds using CephFS
OpenStack Summit Barcelona, October 2016
Forget Everything You Knew about Swift Rings -
  Here's Everything You Need to Know about Swift Rings
Using OpenStack Swift to Empower Turkcell's Public Cloud Services
Linuxcon Europe Berlin, October 2016
OpenStack Swift 101
OpenStack Summit Tokyo, October 2015
Building web-applications using OpenStack Swift
OpenStack Summit Vancouver, May 2015
What's Up Swift? The Globally Distributed Community Behind Swift
Monitoring your Swift cluster health
OpenStack Summit Paris, October 2014
Using OpenStack Swift for Extreme Data Durability
OpenStack Summit Atlanta, May 2014
Extend Swift by Developing Your Own Middlewares
WhatTheStack? A Tool Based on Tempest to Verify your Deployments


I prefer a good old email if you want to get in touch with me - just send it to info@cschwede.de. Use my GPG key if you want to send me some sensitive informations. Some of my work is available on Github, and I also wrote a post or two on the RDO project blog.