SwiftStack Blog

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Developing Apps for Cloud Storage

Since joining SwiftStack over three years ago, I’ve had the privilege of leading a variety of efforts toward integrating SwiftStack software into specific customer and industry workflows; we call those “Solutions,” and you can read about them at swiftstack.com/all-solutions. (Stay tuned in the month to come as we roll out several more across a couple […]

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 […]