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SwiftStack and FileCatalyst Partner to Combine Accelerated File Transfer with Private Cloud Storage

Integration Enables Organizations with Datacentric Workloads to Accelerate Movement Between Onpremises Data Centers

San Francisco – September 8, 2016 – SwiftStack , valued for providing the benefits of public cloud behind enterprise firewalls, announced today a new integration partnership with FileCatalyst, further expanding the benefit of SwiftStack as media storage. FileCatalyst is an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution.

Founded in 2000, FileCatalyst has more than 1,000 clients with a user base of over 1 million. Its softwarebased solutions are designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers across global networks. The FileCatalyst platform works across many industries, serving unique file transfer needs for clients in everything from media and entertainment to healthcare. Any organization handling large volumes of information, whether in the form of big data or mediarich files, benefits from the FileCatalyst acceleration technology to increase file transfer rates and ensure reliable and secure file transfers.

“SwiftStack customers have applications with data sets that demand high throughput, which is not commonly available between private data centers,” said Joe Arnold, founder and chief product officer, SwiftStack. “The power of data can be fully realized when customers can securely leverage assets wherever they are, especially as FileCatalyst improves throughput to make globally distributed workloads feasible.”

“FileCatalyst provides accelerated file transfer capabilities for SwiftStack’s object based storage solution,” said Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst VP of business development. “SwiftStack is a flexible and integrated private storage cloud that fits seamlessly into any workflow and uses objectbased storage technology to provide an integrated and automated nearline platform to support multiple workflows today.”

SwiftStack object storage delivers capabilities for the growing demands in media creation and delivery workflows for such customers as Pac12 Networks, DreamWorks Studios, Digital Film Tree, and Disney Interactive Studios. SwiftStack enables new performance and accessibility where it is needed, while also providing predictive and affordable cost at scale. The result is accelerated production operations where storage is a bottleneck today.

To speed the delivery within these workflows, the partnership enables users to send digital content at accelerated data transfer rates. FileCatalyst’s unique acceleration technology transforms transfers, reducing them from hours or days into minutes, regardless of size or format. By integrating specifically with the FileCatalyst Direct solution, SwiftStack users can experience incredible speed gains, enabling transfer speeds of up to 138 times faster than FTP and other traditional file transfer methods.

About FileCatalyst

Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and a worldleading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, FileCatalyst has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP, or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups.To learn more visit: or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About SwiftStack

SwiftStack innovations power object storage for Enterprises, offering freedom of choice for genuine simplicity and TCO at scale. SwiftStack has perfected the delivery of private cloud object storage within and across data centers for content delivery, active archive, and datacentric workflows. The SwiftStack solution, built on OpenStack Swift at its core, is managed by a unique outofband controller and includes scaleout nodes with rolling upgrades as well as a filesystem gateway interface for traditional applications. No object storage solution is as flexible, simple, or open as SwiftStack, which has driven adoption by HP, PayPal, and AutoDesk among many F500 companies. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn , or please visit

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