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Introducing File Access in SwiftStack 6

I am extremely excited to introduce the newest version of SwiftStack – SwiftStack 6. In this blog post I will talk about one of the headlining features of this release, namely the introduction of SwiftStack File Access. Most know SwiftStack as private-cloud object storage for applications using the AWS S3 or OpenStack Swift API SwiftStack […]

Examining Data Management Practices in Health Care – A Three Part Series – Part One: Data is the Lifeblood of every Health Care Provider

When you think about organizations that are responsible for managing massive volumes of critical data, which ones come to mind? Many people’s initial response is “a hospital”, due to the way patient care has been revolutionized by technology and the multitude of data sets this technology creates. Being treated for an illness or seeing a […]

Vizrt and SwiftStack: Lead-up to NAB2018

It’s been almost three years since news first broke of SwiftStack and Vizrt’s partnership around the goal to modernize the storage side of common media workflows and almost 18 months since we first demonstrated the fruits of that initial labor together.  As Vizrt’s then-Chief Commercial Officer said, “Beyond basic toolset integration, we see strategic collaborative […]

Introducing SwiftStack Cloud Sync Migrations

In the latest release of SwiftStack, we are pleased to announce SwiftStack Cloud Sync Migrations. SwiftStack Migrations can move data from any source that supports the S3 or Swift API to your SwiftStack Cluster. Let the infrastructure move the data In data-intensive workloads with large data sets, it doesn’t make sense to have a single […]

NAB 2018 – Hybrik and SwiftStack Partnership Announcement

At NAB 2017, SwiftStack made a splash with its Cisco partnership showcasing what is possible with SwiftStack Multi-Cloud Data Management software—especially when coupled with an intelligent Media Asset Manager (like Vizrt’s Viz One) to orchestrate complex workflows and organize assets in SwiftStack and elsewhere.  One of the art-of-the-possible concepts we showed last year was how […]

Playing Offense and Defense with Data

No topic in technology is hotter right now than the related fields of analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – pick your favorite buzzword to describe “how to do more with data”. While there’s always a bit of hype during such Silicon Valley heat waves, this one has staying power. The reason is simple: the […]

Developing Apps for Cloud Storage

Since joining SwiftStack over three years ago, I’ve had the privilege of leading a variety of efforts toward integrating SwiftStack software into specific customer and industry workflows; we call those “Solutions,” and you can read about them at swiftstack.com/all-solutions. (Stay tuned in the month to come as we roll out several more across a couple […]

NASing the Object Storage???

The recent SwiftStack announcement on Universal Access explains how the user is allowed to put and get objects using S3-API, Swift-API, NFS, and SMB (put one way/get in another way). I was exposed to many articles from respected outlets that interpret vendors who provide file access (natively like SwiftStack, or like others, using a gateway) as […]

SwiftStack Multi-Region – Major New Capabilities

We are extremely excited to announce two major multi-region storage capabilities in SwiftStack. First, something we call deterministic placement. Now policies can be extremely granular about exactly how many replicas each region should contain. (Of course, SwiftStack will continue to support a ‘as unique as possible’ distribution strategy to leverage all available capacity.) Next, we […]

SwiftStack and Cisco Make it Easy to Succeed with Enterprise Cloud Storage

We are very pleased to announce that building on 4 quarters of SwiftStack availability on the Cisco global price list, customers can now have even more confidence in choosing Cisco as their supplier of hybrid cloud storage software. Why? These three recent major factors which in combination are unique to SwiftStack on Cisco UCS: Cisco […]

SwiftStack Client: A new and easy way to interact with your SwiftStack Storage

SwiftStack is deployed at many marquee customers to help manage their data at Petabyte scale. Most our customers access their data in SwiftStack clusters using APIs – SwiftStack supports both the AWS S3 and the Swift APIs. These APIs are extremely powerful and useful for programmatic access to the data in SwiftStack clusters. These APIs […]

Demo of an Example Media Workflow

Right now, at NAB 2017, we’re demonstrating an example media workflow in the Cisco booth using SwiftStack software and Cisco UCS servers. For those who are unable to make it to the show and are interested in seeing the demo, check out this video we produced that highlights some of the ways SwiftStack private and hybrid […]