SwiftStack Blog

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 […]

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 […]

What I did for World Backup Day

Last year, I wrote an article on World Backup Day that was not much unlike what other enterprise marketing folks put out there. Truthfully, I do not understand the real motives behind this “day”, but I have been passionate about the protection of data for more than two decades. As a proof point, my first […]

SwiftStack 5!

Today, we announced version 5 of SwiftStack Storage to help our customers further realize the value of cloud storage on-premises and to enable new hybrid cloud workflows. So let me run through the details… You may ask “Why 5 and not 5.0?”. Unlike most traditional enterprise storage products, we frequently roll out SwiftStack software updates, […]

In the World of Backup, Some Things Change and Some Don’t

I spent last week at Veritas Vision, the first Vision conference since Veritas broke out of Symantec. It was exciting talking to backup administrators and storage professionals, telling them all about private cloud storage and why they should think about it as a target for their backup data. We’re able to have these conversations because […]

SwiftStack Syncs to Amazon S3

Back in April, we released our development plan for the remainder of 2016. We highlighted how we are going to integrate file access into SwiftStack and how objects can be synchronized up to the public cloud. In the past few days, we’ve rolled out SwiftStack version 4.2 which includes the first iteration of the second […]

Access SwiftStack cloud storage from a desktop using SwiftStack Drive

SwiftStack Drive allows you to utilize a SwiftStack private cloud in the same way that you use any locally-attached drive or a network-attached storage (NAS) share. This makes is easy for end users and classic applications to take advantage of cloud storage. SwiftStack cloud storage is natively accessed using an object storage API like S3 […]

Increasing the value of data with metadata indexing and search

A few weeks back, we announced SwiftStack 4.0 and one of the highlighted features was Metadata Search. For those of you who already have a SwiftStack cluster in production or are testing one out, you can use this feature now! This may be a bit confusing since the current version of SwiftStack is 3.12. Let […]

Simplify your backup environments with private cloud storage…now available for Veritas NetBackup

When a product makes it onto a compatibility list, it’s often not that interesting. Spending a majority of my career working on data protection solutions, this one is. Why? Because leading backup platforms, like Veritas NetBackup, now support object storage through the S3 and Swift APIs. The product I worked on for over 7 years […]

World Backup Day and the History of Storage

I’ve been working on solutions to help people protect valuable data for my entire career. The unfortunate thing about data protection is that most do not put a solid strategy in place until after they’ve experienced a major data loss event. I’m not just talking about consumers who lost pictures of their kids or songs […]

Ceph vs Swift…not a rivalry

A few years ago, I kept hearing casual conversations about Ceph vs Swift. “Ceph’s going to win out and Swift will fade.” “Ceph cannot be used to scale out cloud storage.” Some called it a rivalry. I found it funny considering very few enterprises were actually using either. Last time I checked, it’s a rivalry […]

Hardware Appliances or Software? The difference is real.

My first SwiftStack post…yeah!!! It’s great to be a member of the SwiftStack team. I’m looking forward to getting to know you… our users, customers, and partners and further help you with your data storage challenges. For IT infrastructure, we’re at an interesting point where you now have a choice of how you want to […]