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OpenStack Swift 2.0 Released and Storage Policies Have Arrived

Today I’m happy to announce the release of OpenStack Swift 2.0.0. This release includes storage policies–the culmination of a year of work from many members of the Swift contributor community. Storage policies are the biggest thing to happen in Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago. Storage policies allow you to tailor your storage infrastructure to […]

Swift “Icehouse to Juno” PTL Webinar

As OpenStack has grown it’s been very difficult to manage the scheduling at the semi-annual summits and keep the PTL “State of the Project” talks. In order to help out with conference scheduling, we’ve moved to a webinar series. The “Icehouse to Juno” PTL webinar series is going on now, and today at noon Pacific (1900UTC) […]

In 10 Years, All Storage Will Be Object Storage! There, I Said It.

We are thrilled to announce the release of SwiftStack 2.0 today! We’re introducing exciting new features with SwiftStack 2.0, that provides enterprise IT with the modern data storage they need to make massive scale easy, and make available any data and application that will drive their businesses forward. Here’s the gist … At SwiftStack, we’re dedicated to […]

OpenStack Summit Atlanta: We’re in the Majors Now

Last week, 4,500 OpenStack developers, operators, users, and vendors converged on Atlanta for the OpenStack Summit. For some at SwiftStack, it was our 8th summit, while for others, it was the first. Here’s what the veterans noticed … A big shift from being a developer-only event to one for operators and users as well as […]

OpenStack Atlanta – Where Are the Parties?!

OpenStack Atlanta is next week! Join SwiftStack for any of the sessions we’re conducting, meet us at our booth in the Expo or, better yet, join us at our party on Wednesday May 14th! When: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 8:30pm ET Where: The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA RSVP: Drinks you say? Count me in! In addition to our […]

Save the Date: We’re Heading to Atlanta for the OpenStack Summit!

We are excited to be participating in the OpenStack Summit, May 12-15, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Booth E22)! SwiftStack will host 11 sessions where we’ll break down deployment, the technology, customer case studies, and what lies ahead. Sneak Peek: We will be giving away Object Storage with Swift, the new O’Reilly-published book authored by our […]

Congratulations, Inktank! Big Validation for Software-Defined Storage

We’d like to congratulate the team at Inktank on their acquisition by Red Hat. The Inktank team has been hard at work with the Ceph storage project and we wish them the best in their transition into Red Hat. This acquisition validates how software-defined infrastructures and the open-source approach are changing the world of storage. […]

About Those Public Cloud Price Drops …

As Amazon, Google and Microsoft continue to drop pricing on their public cloud, and Oracle announces its sashay into the public cloud arena, you’ve got to wonder how this affects the market, and more importantly, customers. While price cuts are always nice, let’s take a deeper look. Have the economics really changed and how will this affect you? Hidden Fees What didn’t […]

Come Join SwiftStack at the Red Hat Summit 2014 This Week!

We’re super excited to be a part of the buzz at the tenth annual Red Hat Summit this week in San Francisco (Booth #722 & in Red Hat’s Storage Pod #605E). SwiftStack has been working closely with Red Hat, right from the start. Here’s how… Our Community Since February 2012, Red Hat has been a strong contributor […]

What I Learned at the NAB Show…Media and Entertainment Need the Cloud

Much learned at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) this week in Las Vegas. The entertainment and media space are undergoing radical transformations. And from all indications by our customers (shout out to Guillaume and Ramy with DigitalFilm Tree) of whom are driving this change, there are way more transformations underway at a fast and furious pace (pardon the pun). […]

Great Swift Sessions to Vote-up for OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

The polls are now open for you and your friends to exercise the power of the vote. The Icehouse release in May ’14 will be the biggest ever in terms of new capabilities for OpenStack Object Storage. So it is only fitting that a such large number of sessions are in the running for inclusion […]

Extending OpenStack Swift

As application storage needs grow, you quickly run into the limitations of traditional storage. Start with a hard drive; run out of space. Buy a bigger hard drive; run out of space again. Get a set of hard drives and use RAID; run out of space. Use a bigger RAID set, and now you have […]