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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 […]

Multi-Cloud Data Lakes – Evolving from Descriptive to Predictive to Cognitive Analytics

SwiftStack Announces Data Analytics Solution with 10x Performance and Massive Scale Digital transformation and IoT related use cases are forcing analytics to move from a batch descriptive mode to actionable predictive and prescriptive mode. Additionally technology advances with accelerated compute, availability of lots of data and open sourcing of deep learning frameworks, is leading to […]

Cisco Live 2019: Maximizing the Value of Data for Cisco Customers

While Marc Andreessen’s famous declaration from 2011, “software is eating the world”, certainly holds true today, a further enhancement is necessary: “yes, but it’s data that is changing the world”. This is evident in every aspect of our business and personal lives as data reshapes industries from medicine to retail to transportation to public safety. […]

Cisco and SwiftStack collaborate to accelerate your large scale, AI/ML/DL data pipelines: See us at Cisco Live!

Cisco and SwiftStack are collaborating to launch edge-to-core-to-multi-cloud data management solution for mission-critical use cases like autonomous vehicles, healthcare clinical diagnostics, and telecom operations. Cisco and SwiftStack’s joint Reference Architecture delivers massive storage parallelism and throughput needed for ingest, training and inferencing; a scale-out global namespace for access to data whether on-premises or in one […]

VeeamON! – Veeam Solution Update

We had a great time this week with the Veeam team, their customers, and partners in Miami at VeeamON! I started my career in the backup and recovery space in 1999 and it’s exciting to see the evolution that’s taken place. Many of the capabilities we dreamed about a few decades ago are now real—like […]

Splunk Enterprise 7.3 takes SmartStore to a new level

With the release of Splunk Enterprise 7.3, Splunk’s data optimization feature, SmartStore, can now deliver infrastructure efficiencies and cost savings to Splunk environments which utilize Splunk Premium Solutions, most notably, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES). SwiftStack participated in the early testing program for Splunk Enterprise 7.3 and found the release to be both robust and high-performing. […]

SwiftStack to present Edge-to-Core-Cloud pipelines for Autonomous vehicles at 3rd Global AI conference, Seattle

According to Amita Potnis, IDC Research Director, Platform and Technologies group, “Infrastructure challenges are the primary inhibitor for broader adoption of AI/ML workflows. SwiftStack’s multi-cloud data management solution is the first of its kind in the industry and effectively handles storage I/O challenges faced by edge-to-core-to-cloud, large-scale AI/ML data pipelines.” Over the last several months, […]

I am AI

GTC 2019 – Nvidia, the datacenter company, and the role of data I am AI – Protector, Guardian, Navigator, Scientist, Healer, Composer – Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang started his keynote, highlighting the pervasiveness of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in our lives, work and play. It was a marathon of a keynote and clearly established […]

SwiftStack has arrived, and arrived big time, in the AI arena!

SwiftStack is staking its claim, working collaboratively with our customers and helping solve scale challenges with their distributed AI/ML pipelines.   Over the last several months, SwiftStack has been busy helping two large autonomous vehicle customers.These data pipelines are distributed across edge (vehicle sensors) to core (data center) to cloud/multi-cloud locations, and are challenged with […]

3-2-1 Cloud!

It was a blast attending Veeam Velocity a few weeks back. This was their annual sales kickoff and their team has a ton of energy. At this event, they released their Veeam Cloud Tier capability and we’re excited at SwiftStack to have a tested solution available now for Veeam customers—allowing them to keep up with […]

Parallel Workloads for AI, Machine Learning? Meet your Scale-Out Storage Cousin

Having been in the storage industry for many years, I am amazed at the opportunity that data has in shaping business transformation – Want to build and monetize new business models? Glean predictive insights? Enable competitive differentiation?  I’d like to share some thoughts that I’m seeing shape this dynamic space. Also, if you are going […]

Veeam now natively supports SwiftStack!

Today, at Veeam’s sales kickoff event, we’re showing our support for Veeam’s new cloud storage tiering capability, called Veeam Cloud Tier. This is an exciting new set of functionality that allows Veeam’s enterprise users the ability to intelligently and automatically tier data off to S3-compatible object storage. This new solution will help you keep up […]