SwiftStack Blog

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 […]

Introducing SwiftStack Cloud Sync Migrations

In the latest release of SwiftStack, we are pleased to announce SwiftStack Cloud Sync Migrations. SwiftStack Migrations can move data from any source that supports the S3 or Swift API to your SwiftStack Cluster. Let the infrastructure move the data In data-intensive workloads with large data sets, it doesn’t make sense to have a single […]

NASing the Object Storage???

The recent SwiftStack announcement on Universal Access explains how the user is allowed to put and get objects using S3-API, Swift-API, NFS, and SMB (put one way/get in another way). I was exposed to many articles from respected outlets that interpret vendors who provide file access (natively like SwiftStack, or like others, using a gateway) as […]

Introducing File Access in SwiftStack 6

I am extremely excited to introduce the newest version of SwiftStack – SwiftStack 6. In this blog post I will talk about one of the headlining features of this release, namely the introduction of SwiftStack File Access. Most know SwiftStack as private-cloud object storage for applications using the AWS S3 or OpenStack Swift API SwiftStack […]

SwiftStack Multi-Region – Major New Capabilities

We are extremely excited to announce two major multi-region storage capabilities in SwiftStack. First, something we call deterministic placement. Now policies can be extremely granular about exactly how many replicas each region should contain. (Of course, SwiftStack will continue to support a ‘as unique as possible’ distribution strategy to leverage all available capacity.) Next, we […]

SwiftStack Client: A new and easy way to interact with your SwiftStack Storage

SwiftStack is deployed at many marquee customers to help manage their data at Petabyte scale. Most our customers access their data in SwiftStack clusters using APIs – SwiftStack supports both the AWS S3 and the Swift APIs. These APIs are extremely powerful and useful for programmatic access to the data in SwiftStack clusters. These APIs […]

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, […]

Hybrid Cloud Storage Workflows with Google Cloud

Developing functionality, putting it into a product, and demonstrating these new capabilities is interesting, but showing real examples of what you can accomplish with it is much more compelling. For my latest video, I walk through how to setup and configure Cloud Sync in SwiftStack to synchronize on-premises data with Google Cloud Storage, then use […]

Gartner Research Recognizes SwiftStack as a Visionary Company

Proud to be recognized as a visionary As you can see in the media, analysis of Gartner’s latest analysis on the distributed filesystem and object storage category began within 30 hours of the research being published. SwiftStack will issue a press release on this research once we get approval back from Gartner, but in the […]

Future trends in archival storage

Last week I had the honor of attending and speaking at the Library of Congress as part of their “Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections”event. The two-day meeting was full of fascinating ideas and conversations, and I had a great time. I spoke on OpenStack Swift, the storage engine behind SwiftStack. As people store more […]

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 […]