The genesis for starting SwiftStack in 2011 was the pain we experienced first hand from deploying, managing and using vendor-specific storage systems. As users, what we wanted was more flexibility, less lock in, more control and lower costs that traditional storage systems could provide.
SwiftStack provides a Software Defined Storage for object storage. We have leadership of the core OpenStack Swift team and have been involved with OpenStack from day one.
Our board is composed of Navin Chaddha, the managing director at Mayfield Fund; Ryan Floyd, the founding general partner of Storm Ventures; Don Jaworski, formerly of NetApp; Joe Arnold, CEO of SwiftStack; and Anders Tjernlund, COO of SwiftStack. Our investors include Mayfield Fund, Storm Ventures and UMC Capital.