SwiftStack Blog

Behind the Scenes: CommVault Simpana + SwiftStack Integration

I was able to catch up with Doug Soltesz this week to talk about our integration with one of the leading backup products, CommVault Simpana. You might remember Doug from one of the OpenStack Summits where he talked about building a business case for OpenStack. Well, now he’s onboard at SwiftStack and he’s responsible for […]

Bio-IT World Conference…Are you going?

We’re super excited about next week’s Bio-IT World Conference (register here). There will be 3,000+ IT experts from over 32 countries converging on Boston, looking for cutting edge technologies that will take BioMed research and drug development even further. The innovations made in genome sequencing technology are generating enormous amount of data.  For example, your […]

We Know Why You Should Backup with Object Storage…Do You?

Data today is growing faster than traditional architectures can keep up with. It’s increasing more than 50% annually and is creating some serious challenges for IT administrators! So how can you reliably manage and store backups from multiple storage silos, in multiple locations, in multiple formats? Before we can tackle the solution, we should – […]

Building a Startup “on” OpenStack

Alex Freeland posted a positive article on TechCrunch with his commentary on the negative views stemming from early failed ventures in the OpenStack ecosystem. Mirantis is a SwiftStack partner and leader in the OpenStack community. While sometimes controversial, Alex and team are a sharp example of what keeps commercial customers of open source coming back […]

Conserving energy with OpenStack Swift

In a recent column, my longtime friend George Crump at Storage Switzerland contrasted the effort involved in building a DIY storage infrastructure with OpenStack Swift to the ease of using SwiftStack. While the names OpenStack Swift and SwiftStack are similar, the process of getting to the point where you can start using object storage is […]

Behind the Scenes: Erasure Codes – Huge Community Effort

Erasure codes provide tremendous hardware footprint savings. Developing erasure codes is a huge feature for Swift. It was also a huge collaboration effort for the open source community. Let’s take an inside look at the collaborative effort behind Erasure Codes in Swift! John Dickinson, the Project Technical Lead for Swift at SwiftStack, has been leading […]

What SwiftStack’s Partnership with Redapt Means for Your Cloud-Based Storage

We’re all very excited to announce our new partnership with Redapt to take our data storage solutions to the next level for the cloud. If you haven’t already heard, we’ve come together with Redapt, a full-service systems integration firm with a significant focus on object and cloud storage developments. The partnership came about as we recognized […]

A Managed Service Provider’s Journey to Software-Defined Storage

I recently received a call from an Infrastructure Architect at a mid-sized reseller/integrator on the East Coast. They have traditional VAR and MSP lines of business, focused primarily on EMC, Cisco, and VMware. This company’s inquiry to SwiftStack was related to their MSP offerings. One of their core managed services consists of building and operating […]

Register for the May 2015 OpenStack Summit – Sessions You Just Can’t Miss!

  Get your tickets today for the May 2015 OpenStack Summit! Early bird passes are available until March 31, so sign up today and save money on your registration.  The semi-annual OpenStack Summits are the premiere destination events for OpenStack professionals. The five-day conference brings together all the top supporters for a true meeting of […]

SwiftStack Introductions: Manzoor Brar

Once a month, we introduce you to one of our rockstar employees. This month, we’re lucky to have Manzoor Brar join our team. We’re all about object storage (obviously) and so it makes sense this month’s new teammate is just as into it as we are. If Manz won the lottery, he’d build a real estate empire. Guessing he’s pretty good at Monopoly…

David Always Beats Goliath: Enter, an Italian ISP, Moves to SwiftStack

Our partners come to SwiftStack for a number of very specific reasons: some want to lower storage costs for their customers, some are in need of a simple storage platform, and others need a flexible cloud solution that can scale with their customers’ unstructured data growth.

But sometimes we overlook the larger picture; the high-level reason why our (future) partners need an object storage platform like SwiftStack. For many, they simply need to compete with the Amazons and Googles of the public cloud world.

SwiftStack Continues to Grow: $16M Series B

This week we were extremely pleased to announce our $16M series B funding led by OpenView Venture Partners with continued support from Mayfield Fund, Storm Ventures, and UMC Capital.