Bring tape back alive - New Swift Backend

Registered by Tong Li on 2013-02-13

Tape has started coming back as an important alternative to disk based storage. For long term, large, rarely used data, tape can provide significant values. Tape drives is more energy friendly comparing to disk drives. Currently OpenStack Swift can only utilize disks for its back end storage. Add drivers/class TapeFile like DiskFile and change mechanics of swift rings so that objects with certain attributes can be directed to tapes when read or write.

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