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Q&A With Joe Arnold on the New O’Reilly Published Book, “Object Storage With Swift”

Joe Arnold, our CEO, and our OpenStack Swift object storage experts launched our second book published by O’Reilly, entitled Object Storage with Swift, at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. If you were one of the lucky ones, you probably got a free copy before they were all picked up! If you are so inclined, get on our […]

OpenStack Juno Summit From a Swift Perspective

Last week Anders wrote about the growth in the OpenStack community and the huge shift in people asking about the project to people talking about running it. This transition is fantastic to see. As the Project Technical Lead for Swift, my week was spent giving talks, meeting users, getting feedback from deployers, and coordinating upcoming project development. […]

SwiftStack Leads the Way on the First Public Test Cluster for the OpenStack Community

We’re thrilled to announce that SwiftStack has developed the first public test cluster for theOpenStack Community based on Intel and HGST technologies! Here’s a brief summary and sneak peek at what we have in store for you! What does this mean? This is the first time the OpenStack community will have a real-world public testing ground for development and innovation. Specifically, the […]

OpenStack Summit Is Here! Join Us—official Book Release, 11 Sessions, Multiple Demos, a BIG Party, and More … Oh My!

Reporting from the OpenStack Summit here in Atlanta, Georgia today! Lots going on this week, and we don’t want you to miss out! Here goes … Official launch and advance signing of Object Storage with Swift Our very own Joe Arnold will release his new industry-defining book, Object Storage with Swift, beginning with advanced signings Tuesday, May 13 at 12:45pm […]

OpenStack Atlanta – Where Are the Parties?!

OpenStack Atlanta is next week! Join SwiftStack for any of the sessions we’re conducting, meet us at our booth in the Expo or, better yet, join us at our party on Wednesday May 14th! When: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 8:30pm ET Where: The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA RSVP: Drinks you say? Count me in! In addition to our […]

Save the Date: We’re Heading to Atlanta for the OpenStack Summit!

We are excited to be participating in the OpenStack Summit, May 12-15, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Booth E22)! SwiftStack will host 11 sessions where we’ll break down deployment, the technology, customer case studies, and what lies ahead. Sneak Peek: We will be giving away Object Storage with Swift, the new O’Reilly-published book authored by our […]

Come Join Us at Bio-IT World This Week!

We’re excited to participate at this year’s Bio-IT World Conference and Expo (Commonwealth Hall, ThinkMate booths 161/163) in Boston this week. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will be presenting on Wednesday, April 30. Fred Hutchinson primarily focuses its research on cancer and HIV, employing 2700 people, including three Nobel laureates, on its Seattle campus. Hosting the presentation is Dirk Petersen, Scientific […]

Come Join SwiftStack at the Red Hat Summit 2014 This Week!

We’re super excited to be a part of the buzz at the tenth annual Red Hat Summit this week in San Francisco (Booth #722 & in Red Hat’s Storage Pod #605E). SwiftStack has been working closely with Red Hat, right from the start. Here’s how… Our Community Since February 2012, Red Hat has been a strong contributor […]

Great Swift Sessions to Vote-up for OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

The polls are now open for you and your friends to exercise the power of the vote. The Icehouse release in May ’14 will be the biggest ever in terms of new capabilities for OpenStack Object Storage. So it is only fitting that a such large number of sessions are in the running for inclusion […]

ZeroVM Design Summit-Swift Integration

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the first ZeroVM design summit in San Antonio. The ZeroVM team (recently acquired by Rackspace) is working on building a multi-tenant, distributed compute system built on top of OpenStack Swift. It’s a very interesting project, and I’ll be continuing to keep track of their work. Yesterday was the […]

OpenStack Swift at LCA 2014

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending Linux Conf Australia for the second time. This year, it was held on the campus of the University of Western Australia in Perth. Like always, the conference content was great. Knowledgeable presenters speaking on the topics of their expertise, great keynote presentations each morning, […]

The Remarkable Growth of Swift – and What It Means in 2014 (and Beyond)

In 2013, we had the privilege of working with hundreds of architects, operators, and deployers of private cloud storage infrastructure. Understanding their business requirements – and how they plan to evolve their infrastructure – is critical to what we do here at SwiftStack. This past year we observed several trends worth noting: (1) a transition […]