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Scalar Decisions Partners With SwiftStack to Deliver Massively Scalable Object Storage

Companies to Supply Storage Solutions for Canadian Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TORONTO, ON — April 28, 2015 — SwiftStack, the leader in object storage for the enterprise, and Scalar Decisions, the Toronto-headquartered IT solutions integrator, today announced a strategic partnership for the delivery of scalable object storage solutions that are ideally suited to meet the increasing data storage needs of Canadian enterprise customers. Together, the companies will provide enterprise organizations, especially those that must manage massive volumes of data, with the cost-effective and agile storage infrastructure they require to dynamically retain more content with less cost and resources.

“Faced with increasing pressure to reduce IT costs, optimize staff productivity, enhance reliability and improve their time to market, our customers must rise to achieve new levels of infrastructure agility and storage scalability,” said Paul Kerr, President and CEO of Scalar. “SwiftStack helps us to achieve these goals and more. Its unique approach to open source-based object storage enables us to architect a dynamic storage infrastructure that can meet the changing needs of data-centric enterprises. This scalable, resilient and efficient solution easily manages massive storage requirements with availability unlike any other solution on the market.”

With the OpenStack Swift object storage engine at its core, SwiftStack’s object storage software provides enterprises with a software-defined storage platform that delivers a massively scalable private cloud to meet the demands of big-data enterprises across multiple industry sectors. Its open architecture offers seamless integration with existing infrastructure while delivering scalable, resilient storage efficiency.

“The demand for cost-effective data availability and storage scalability has never been greater and enterprises across Canada are poised to capitalize on solutions that can deliver these benefits quickly, efficiently and securely,” said Greg Govatos, Director of Channels, SwiftStack. “SwiftStack delivers this massive scalability with efficiency like never before. Scalar and SwiftStack are building low-cost, scalable, standards-based infrastructure for industries such as media and entertainment, where Scalar has a strong track record with post-production houses and major broadcasting organizations.”

Systems powered by SwiftStack software-defined storage technology are available now from Scalar and are designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of each deployment.

About Scalar Decisions

Scalar is Canada’s leading IT solutions integrator, focused on infrastructure, security, and cloud solutions for mission-critical IT environments. Founded in 2004, Scalar has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, London, Ottawa, and Montreal, and employs 185 people nationwide. For the past five years, Scalar has appeared on the PROFIT list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, and is an Official Supplier for IT security, data centre integration, and managed storage services to the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. For further details, visit or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.