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SwiftStack Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Private cloud storage leader included in Red Herring's list of top private companies in North America

San Francisco – June 15, 2016 – SwiftStack, valued for providing the benefits of public cloud behind enterprise firewalls, today announced that it has been included in the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America awards, which recognizes the leading private companies from the region, celebrating startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

"Being included in Red Herring’s Top 100 is an honor and testament to the storage innovation that enables multiple industries from life sciences to media and entertainment to harness their data to create breakthroughs in research, commerce and content delivery,” said Don Jaworski, SwiftStack CEO. “In a world where almost all business models require the benefits of cloud infrastructure, we strive to help our customers in their journey from the legacy storage infrastructure they’ve had, to the architecture they need to support today’s applications."

Many products that have object interfaces still retain the consumption model of classic enterprise storage.  SwiftStack object storage stands out because it is the only on-premises private cloud storage technology with a consumption experience that matches public cloud, providing customers with benefits that were previously only available in a public cloud setting. Features like simplicity in getting started, starting small and scaling huge and pay-as-you-grow pricing have disrupted IT and enabled new businesses globally in many differing industries, and now SwiftStack brings these benefits to private cloud environments as well.

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work.

"In 2016, selecting the top achievers was extremely difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The variety, depth, disruption and traction we saw from the early stage companies to those with significant scale made it one of the toughest vintages to judge. The North America winners are representative of the amazing ecosystem that never ceases to astound, with new and experienced entrepreneurs continuing to push the barriers of innovation. As one of the winners, SwiftStack should be proud of its accomplishment under such strong competition."

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 data-centric workflows. The SwiftStack solution, built on OpenStack Swift at its core, is managed by a unique out-of-band controller and includes scale-out 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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