SwiftStack Blog

NAB 2018 – Hybrik and SwiftStack Partnership Announcement

At NAB 2017, SwiftStack made a splash with its Cisco partnership showcasing what is possible with SwiftStack Multi-Cloud Data Management software—especially when coupled with an intelligent Media Asset Manager (like Vizrt’s Viz One) to orchestrate complex workflows and organize assets in SwiftStack and elsewhere.  One of the art-of-the-possible concepts we showed last year was how […]

Playing Offense and Defense with Data

No topic in technology is hotter right now than the related fields of analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – pick your favorite buzzword to describe “how to do more with data”. While there’s always a bit of hype during such Silicon Valley heat waves, this one has staying power. The reason is simple: the […]

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 […]

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 […]

SwiftStack and Cisco Make it Easy to Succeed with Enterprise Cloud Storage

We are very pleased to announce that building on 4 quarters of SwiftStack availability on the Cisco global price list, customers can now have even more confidence in choosing Cisco as their supplier of hybrid cloud storage software. Why? These three recent major factors which in combination are unique to SwiftStack on Cisco UCS: Cisco […]

SwiftStack Client: A new and easy way to interact with your SwiftStack Storage

SwiftStack is deployed at many marquee customers to help manage their data at Petabyte scale. Most our customers access their data in SwiftStack clusters using APIs – SwiftStack supports both the AWS S3 and the Swift APIs. These APIs are extremely powerful and useful for programmatic access to the data in SwiftStack clusters. These APIs […]

Demo of an Example Media Workflow

Right now, at NAB 2017, we’re demonstrating an example media workflow in the Cisco booth using SwiftStack software and Cisco UCS servers. For those who are unable to make it to the show and are interested in seeing the demo, check out this video we produced that highlights some of the ways SwiftStack private and hybrid […]

Ann Arbor Leadership Training Summary

Last week I was privileged to attend the ZingTrain leadership training class sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation. There were two days of formal training and a third unstructured day for the group to discuss how the lessons apply in the OpenStack community.   ZingTrain is one of the many businesses in the Zingermans Community of […]

What I did for World Backup Day

Last year, I wrote an article on World Backup Day that was not much unlike what other enterprise marketing folks put out there. Truthfully, I do not understand the real motives behind this “day”, but I have been passionate about the protection of data for more than two decades. As a proof point, my first […]

Where do “Cloud” and “Software-Defined” intersect? In the Channel, of course

SwiftStack recently received two accolades from CRN (Computer Reseller News), both of which highlight what we hear from IT architects and managers every day as they make infrastructure decisions to support legacy and modern applications. The first of these designations is 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors (2017). From the start, SwiftStack has been a Private Cloud […]