SwiftStack Blog

Four Options for Configuring Multi-Region Object Storage with SwiftStack

Multi-region SwiftStack deployments with OpenStack Swift offer big advantages to keep data online utilizing multiple data centers. I met up with John Dickinson, the Swift Project Technical Lead and Dir. of Technology at SwiftStack to discuss the options for multi data center configurations. There are 4 basic configuration options. Two using replicas and two using […]

Check out what’s new in Swift 2.20.0

I’m happy to announce that Swift 2.20.0 is now available. This release includes many improvements, but the bulk of the updates are in three key areas: S3 compatibility, encryption, and performance/optimization. I’ve written about it on the OpenStack Superuser site, so please check that out. You can get the latest version of Swift in the […]

The Math is Undeniable: Splunk SmartStore Savings Add Up

Splunk’s recent blog describing Splunk Enterprise 7.2 with Smart Store states that the new data management model “makes it incredibly cost efficient to achieve longer data retention at scale”. As a provider of storage which is compatible with Splunk SmartStore, SwiftStack is being asked by Splunk users to help quantify these cost savings. What does […]

Building a Storage Foundation for the Next Wave of Splunk Data Growth

SwiftStack integrates with Splunk Enterprise SwiftStack’s largest customers, spanning many industries, use our storage technology in a highly similar fashion. They have applications and devices that generate reams of data which lands on SwiftStack and is run through multiple sets of analyses to produce a meaningful business result. Pharmaceutical companies use SwiftStack to create more […]

Billions and Billions of Objects…

The goal of SwiftStack’s core storage is for apps to store and retrieve data without worrying about hard problems like durability, failure handling, bit rot detection, capacity scaling, and concurrent access. With SwiftStack, an app can write bytes into the storage system and later read them back out. No need to worry about anything else. […]

Examining Data Management Practices in Health Care – A Three Part Series – Part Three: Consulting with a Medical Imaging Expert – an Interview

I’m most excited about the 3rd and final part of SwiftStack’s blog series on IT strategies for Medical Imaging, as we’ll be summarizing a conversation with someone who manages imaging systems for a living. I recently spoke with Dharmesh Patel of Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI), a radiology clinic with a dozen offices in New Jersey […]

Enabling 1space Multi-Cloud Data Placement with Metadata Tagging

The best products and services leverage their data to its fullest. Depending on the application or service, data is collected when and where it’s generated. Media is generated on the production site, IoT data near its infrastructure, Research data near the instruments, etc. Getting that data to the public cloud enables further data processing, machine learning or distribution. It’s […]

Examining Data Management Practices in Health Care – A Three Part Series – Part Two: Prescribing a Data Management Plan for the “2020 Hospital”

In part 1 of this series, we covered the factors that are driving the need for hospitals to adopt an enterprise-wide patient imaging strategy, ie, the “why?”. The focus of part 2 is the “how?”, where we’ll lay out the technology components of a Clinical Data Repository solution. The software application that enables a hospital […]

Harnessing the Power of Metadata in a Multi-Cloud World (Part 1) By Ted Butler & Chris Nelson

Metadata Life Cycle Organizations of today can easily generate and persist large amounts of data, but this does not come without a challenge:  The question, “How can we store all of this data?” has been replaced with, “How can we derive value from all of this data?”  Without a logical way to locate something or […]

Cisco Live 2018: Top 3 Market Developments Since Last Year’s Conference

As Cisco Live 2018 approaches, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened in the scale-out storage market (and with the Cisco UCS & SwiftStack solution)over the past 12 months. To do so, it’s helpful to note some of the broader industry context: major business publications are covering how data intelligence is reshaping many industries, […]

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 […]