SwiftStack recently received two accolades from CRN (Computer Reseller News), both of which highlight what we hear from IT architects and managers every day as they make infrastructure decisions to support legacy and modern applications.
The first of these designations is 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors (2017). From the start, SwiftStack has been a Private Cloud Storage provider, offering the agility, economics, and elasticity of “the Cloud”, but in an on-premises deployment model. Organizations like Ancestry.com and HudsonAlpha Institute use SwiftStack in this way, enabling them to operate at a scale and cost point that’s not possible with traditional Storage products.
Recently, with the introduction of CloudSync – a policy-based mechanism for storing data across both Private and Public Clouds – SwiftStack now enables a true Hybrid Cloud Storage model. PAC-12 Networks, the sports broadcaster, employs a Hybrid approach to safeguard against failure scenarios and to share content with its media partners. Others are exploring how to burst applications to Public Cloud compute services, with SwiftStack CloudSync ensuring the data is available in the Amazon and/or Google Cloud for processing.
The second honor from CRN is inclusion on the Software-Defined Data Center 50 (2017) list. Being “software-defined” is inherent to SwiftStack’s flexible design, as our software runs on industry-standard servers with no vendor lock-in. However, we’ve also found that our software runs best on enterprise-grade gear, most notably the Cisco UCS S-Series. This platform delivers the scalability, flexibility, and throughput that are essential in cloud-centric, web-scale environments. And, of course, Cisco knows a thing or two about building multi-site Private or Hybrid Cloud infrastructure.
So, thank you to CRN for connecting SwiftStack with two of the industry’s hottest themes. And, to the integrators who comprise CRN’s readership, helping your customers maximize their Cloud investments – most effectively, through a Hybrid approach – will vault your firm up another CRN list: the Solution Provider 500.