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SwiftStack Named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

San Francisco– October 25, 2016 – SwiftStack, the company known to provide the benefits of public cloud behind enterprise firewalls, today announced that Gartner has recognized SwiftStack as a Visionary in its first Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, published October 20, 2016.

A Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, providing readers with a wide-angle view of the relative position of the market’s offerings. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, Gartner Magic Quadrants assess vendors on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision.

Gartner defines Visionaries as “vendors that are focusing on strong innovation and product differentiation, but are smaller vendors with limited reach or achievement to date, or larger vendors with innovation programs that are still unproven. A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant delivers innovative products that address operationally or financially important end-user problems on a broad scale, but has not demonstrated the ability to capture market share or sustainable profitability.”

“We are honored to be recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant,” said Don Jaworski, CEO, SwiftStack. “But it’s not about us being recognized; it is about our customers and helping them achieve velocity and success in their own data centers. We are the fastest growing vendor in this storage category, adopted by some of the most well-known brands today in industries from SaaS, media and entertainment, life sciences, and enterprise IT.”

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About SwiftStack

The SwiftStack software powers private cloud storage for enterprises, running behind the enterprise firewall on infrastructure controlled by internal IT teams. With a pay-as-you-grow model and the freedom of choice benefits of leading public cloud storage offerings from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others, SwiftStack storage can be addressed over file services or via object APIs for use in content delivery, active archive, collaboration and other data-centric workflows. By starting small and seamlessly scaling as needed within and across data centers, SwiftStack has perfected the delivery of open on-premises storage for eBay, HudsonAlpha and Pac-12, as well as many other F500 companies. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit

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