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Alliance Technology Group and SwiftStack Together Bring Software-Defined Storage to Customers

We’re jazzed to announce that we are working with Alliance Technology Group, a national solutions integrator, to bring SwiftStack to its customers. Alliance Technology Group will integrate SwiftStack into its solutions portfolio, offering its customers a software-defined object storage solution that scales easily, lowers TCO, and ensures data is compliant.

By adding SwiftStack to its offerings, Alliance Technology Group is allowing its customers to hurdle the current challenges of storage and simplify the complexity of deploying, managing, and scaling object storage in their enterprise data centers.

What Happens at VeeamON …

Fall in Vegas means it’s conference season, that time of year when droves of tech folks, businessmen, and the generally curious flock to Sin City to soak in the neon lights.

Not being ones to oppose tradition, we too will touch down in Vegas this Fall when we attend VeeamON, the world’s first and only event to focus entirely on availability for the modern data center. At VeeamON, which will be held from October 6-9 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, thought leaders, subject-matter experts, and IT pros will gather to discuss all things data center availability.

The Most Helpful Software-Defined Storage Guides You’ve Missed

Considering adopting software-defined storage or interested in finally getting answers to your questions about what it actually is and does? You’re not alone. To help you out, we’ve collected some of the best how-to’s, guides, tutorials, and tips into this handy collection. Take a look, get ready to learn, and get excited about software-defined storage!

SwiftStack Introductions: Chris Nelson!

Once a month, we introduce you to one of our rockstar employees. This month, we’re lucky to have Chris Nelson join our team. He’s an object storage enthusiast and a lover of tacos … our kind of dude.

Software-Defined Storage: Let the Disruption Begin

Since the beginning, our team at SwiftStack knew that software-defined storage would cause a major disruption to legacy HDD storage and the market’s leading vendors. Well guess what? The disruption is not just happening right before our very eyes—it’s accelerating!

Come Hang Out With John Dickinson and Chat Storage Policies in OpenStack Swift 2.0!

Come hang out with John Dickinson and chat storage policies in OpenStack Swift 2.0!

As the project technical lead for OpenStack Swift, John knows the project like the back of his hand. Well, probably better. John led the charge on the July release of OpenStack Swift 2.0 and its storage policies, which he called “the biggest thing to happen in Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago.”

Q&A With Channelnomics: Software-defined Storage Is the Next BIG Channel Breakthrough

Joe recently sat down with Channelnomics for their Vendor Q&A Series and discussed the impact of software-defined storage on the channel. It was an awesome conversation about all things storage, and we’re very excited to share it with you!

OpenStack Ops Meetup Reflections

Early this week I attended the OpenStack Ops Meetup in San Antonio. These ops meetups are designed to give people running OpenStack services in production a chance to collaborate on best practices and give feedback to the developer community.

I love going to these events. I was there to listen, and I’ve certainly come home knowing more than when I left. The operator community within OpenStack is generally frustrated with installation, migrations and upgrades, and performance at scale within OpenStack as a whole. Specifically, there is a lot of pain around managing the migrations from nova-network in Neutron and with managing Keystone as your cloud deployment gets bigger. These pain points result in a lot of hard work and headache for people running OpenStack in production today, and we must solve these problems in the code.

You Gotta Fight for Your Right [to Vote for SXSW!]

The 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin, Texas from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17, 2015. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2015 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

Thanks CRN and Business Intelligence Awards!

In cloud storage land, we don’t have the Super Bowl. Or the Heisman Trophy. We work behind the scenes — backend IT, making operations run efficiently and data retrievable in any situation. We have our own touch down every day when our customers tell us how pleased they are with their SwiftStack deployment. But alas, no Super Bowl rings to wear proudly on our knuckles.

OK, I’ll stop with the corny analogy and just say how happy we are about being recognized. We had two of those end zone dance moments in the past month.

Behind the Scenes @SwiftStack: Caleb Tennis!

Caleb is one of our amazing engagement managers and consulting engineers. That is, he helps bridge the gap between sales, support, and engineering, working with customers, partners, and the OpenStack Swift community daily. Check out the first of his series on Operating OpenStack Swift. He lives in Indiana, and is part of our East Coast team.

Here’s what Caleb had to say for himself…

Building Innovative New Features as a Community

After our big OpenStack Swift 2.0 release last week, it’s fun to look back at where we’ve been and how we got here over the past year. The OpenStack Swift contributor community is made up of a lot of people and a lot of companies. SwiftStack is one participant, but storage policies is the result of the entire community—not […]