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SwiftStack Data Platform for AI

The SwiftStack Data Platform for AI is a transformational announcement for the Accelerated Computing market and builds upon our “World’s 1st Multi-cloud AI/ML Data Management Solution” announcement at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in March earlier this year.   Accelerated Computing Market Transitions Consider the transitions that have happened in this market even in the small […]

Does Management Failure in a Distributed Storage System Matter?

Recently, we posted an article about the criticality of drive failure in a distributed system vs a traditional storage array. Another component that can cause challenges if it fails is the system’s management controller, right? In a modern, distributed system, it may not. A quick recap on the resiliency of a distributed storage system: once […]

Continuous Data Availability in Splunk Enterprise with SmartStore and SwiftStack

Splunk Enterprise protects mission-critical applications, and in doing so, it has become a mission-critical application that must be protected and factored into every disaster recovery (DR) plan. Since SwiftStack is a storage provider, this article will focus on protecting the data sets within Splunk. With Splunk’s SmartStore feature – first introduced in Splunk Enterprise 7.2 […]

Use Aspera with SwiftStack in 3 Easy Steps

Using Aspera with SwiftStack private cloud object storage unlocks numerous possibilities, including architectures that are not possible with traditional NAS/SAN storage.  These advantages include: Integrated disaster-recovery: multi-region functionality can write to 2+ physical locations simultaneously and transparently fail-over Resilient: read from and write to storage despite poor network conditions Ultimate DMZ: immune to ransomware; fully […]

Introducing “Works with SwiftStack” and the SwiftStack Technology Partner Program

Since I joined SwiftStack almost five years ago, my team and I have been working tirelessly to identify, verify, document, and demonstrate software applications that have been created or modernized to work with private and public cloud storage platforms like SwiftStack via Amazon’s popular S3 API or the open-standard OpenStack Swift API. Some of the […]

Why I Joined SwiftStack

Background Filing cabinets filled with custom laser-cut foam and ~600 loose hard drives, DiskCatalogMaker, and BlacX docks — this ’shared storage’ and archive strategy was my introduction to petabyte-scale problems in the media industry.  But let me back up. In late 2012, I joined an early-stage but now prominent post-production and distribution facility near Hollywood.  […]

SwiftStack to present Edge-to-Core-Cloud pipelines for Autonomous vehicles at 3rd Global AI conference, Seattle

According to Amita Potnis, IDC Research Director, Platform and Technologies group, “Infrastructure challenges are the primary inhibitor for broader adoption of AI/ML workflows. SwiftStack’s multi-cloud data management solution is the first of its kind in the industry and effectively handles storage I/O challenges faced by edge-to-core-to-cloud, large-scale AI/ML data pipelines.” Over the last several months, […]

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 […]

Check out what’s new in Swift 2.20.0

I’m happy to announce that Swift 2.20.0 is now available. This release includes many improvements, but the bulk of the updates are in three key areas: S3 compatibility, encryption, and performance/optimization. I’ve written about it on the OpenStack Superuser site, so please check that out. You can get the latest version of Swift in the […]

The Math is Undeniable: Splunk SmartStore Savings Add Up

Splunk’s recent blog describing Splunk Enterprise 7.2 with Smart Store states that the new data management model “makes it incredibly cost efficient to achieve longer data retention at scale”. As a provider of storage which is compatible with Splunk SmartStore, SwiftStack is being asked by Splunk users to help quantify these cost savings. What does […]

Billions and Billions of Objects…

The goal of SwiftStack’s core storage is for apps to store and retrieve data without worrying about hard problems like durability, failure handling, bit rot detection, capacity scaling, and concurrent access. With SwiftStack, an app can write bytes into the storage system and later read them back out. No need to worry about anything else. […]