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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where do “Cloud” and “Software-Defined” intersect? In the Channel, of course

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 […]

What It Takes To Pack A Room

Have you noticed how difficult it is to get an IT professional to a technical seminar these days? A series of emails followed by calls from the Inside Sales team may generate 20 registrants and 10 attendees. I recently spoke to an IT Director who says he receives a “dozen or more” such invitations per […]

Taking Software-Defined Object Storage North of the Border

We are excited to announce a partnership with Scalar Decisions, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing IT solutions providers. Scalar has offices across Canada and has been a long-time promoter of cloud-centric technologies. When we first met with Roger Singh, CTO, and Neil Bunn, Chief Architect, it was clear that Scalar’s technology-led customer engagement process […]

What SwiftStack’s Partnership with Redapt Means for Your Cloud-Based Storage

We’re all very excited to announce our new partnership with Redapt to take our data storage solutions to the next level for the cloud. If you haven’t already heard, we’ve come together with Redapt, a full-service systems integration firm with a significant focus on object and cloud storage developments. The partnership came about as we recognized […]

A Managed Service Provider’s Journey to Software-Defined Storage

I recently received a call from an Infrastructure Architect at a mid-sized reseller/integrator on the East Coast. They have traditional VAR and MSP lines of business, focused primarily on EMC, Cisco, and VMware. This company’s inquiry to SwiftStack was related to their MSP offerings. One of their core managed services consists of building and operating […]