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NoSQL is No Problem With the Right Backup

Well, I say “no problem” in the context of my past life as an IT guy. Any issue with a database has never been operator error, but rather the finger has always pointed to infrastructure as the problem.  Naturally, garbage in can cause a problem, and no matter the root cause, reliable backup and recovery […]

A Private Cloud for Academics and Researchers

A storage cloud without boundaries is the backbone of groundbreaking research. One of our goals at SwiftStack is to make sure data limits never impede innovation and discovery. So when the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was looking for a reliable and flexible solution for their data growth needs, they turned to SwiftStack. As […]

If You Love Backup, Don’t Hate Object

*This piece was originally published by Data Center Knowledge on July 7th, 2015 Love, like beauty, is most often in the eye of the beholder. Backup is about as low as it gets on the glamor scale in IT architecture and operations. Most take backup for granted.  For the few who are responsible for recovering from […]

Backup Has a New Best Friend!

Can your current Backup solution give you faster backups, faster restores and Disaster Recovery? Can it do all of these things well and with a low TCO? In our latest Press Release we explore how SwiftStack is powering object storage for Enterprises. This new breed of object storage delivers the properties of Amazon S3 in […]

The Customers Have the Mic

The OpenStack Summit in Vancouver is less than a week away, and we’ve got our team working around the clock to bring you the latest from SwiftStack and OpenStack Swift in some great sessions! We’re also excited to be highlighting some of our customers throughout the event, both at our booth and in sessions. We’re […]

Demo Theatre 3000: Erasure Codes with SwiftStack

We wanted to take the Mystery out of Erasure Codes by showing you what this feature looks like on the SwiftStack interface, and how easy it is to deploy. Tim Burke, a software engineer at SwiftStack and I demo deploying and using Erasure Codes in OpenStack Swift with SwiftStack. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for […]

SwiftStack @ Bio-IT World 2015

We were really excited to go to Boston for Bio-IT World 2015 this year. We arrived ready to participate in some great sessions with the guys from HudsonAlpha and Fred Hutch and to premiere our brand new book, Object Storage for Genomics. We were also excited to show members of the Life Sciences community that […]

Erasure Codes Now a Part of OpenStack Kilo

Today’s OpenStack Kilo release includes a significant new feature in Swift: Swift now supports Erasure Codes, in addition to Replicas, as a way to do data durability, ensuring that data will not be permanently lost or corrupted. Why are Erasure Codes important? In any storage system, the way to get durability is to store more […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes: “Under the Hood” with Erasure Codes

This week we’re keeping things simple…in writing, anyways. We’re going to let our video feature on Erasure Codes speak for itself. In this video, Clay Gerrard, a Sr. Software Engineer here at SwiftStack (and Core OpenStack Swift contributor) goes “under the hood” and breaks down Erasure Codes for us. But before we get to the […]

Access to Deep Technical Insight is a Core Feature of SwiftStack Support

Here at SwiftStack, we pride ourselves on the high level of service and support we offer our clients. Giving enterprise clients a more comprehensive OpenStack Swift storage solution was what drove the company to form in the first place. We wanted to highlight a case where a customer ran into an unexpected issue in the […]

Book Announcement: Genomics + Object Storage Like Peas in a Pod

Genomics has come a long way since the days of friars experimenting with vegetables. Genomics research is now a field driven by technology. Discovery is limited by the ability to make sense of the vast amounts of scientific data. Not in producing it. Today I’m proud to announce the publication of a new book, Object […]