SwiftStack Blog

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 […]

Introducing File Access in SwiftStack 6

I am extremely excited to introduce the newest version of SwiftStack – SwiftStack 6. In this blog post I will talk about one of the headlining features of this release, namely the introduction of SwiftStack File Access. Most know SwiftStack as private-cloud object storage for applications using the AWS S3 or OpenStack Swift API SwiftStack […]

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 […]

SwiftStack 5!

Today, we announced version 5 of SwiftStack Storage to help our customers further realize the value of cloud storage on-premises and to enable new hybrid cloud workflows. So let me run through the details… You may ask “Why 5 and not 5.0?”. Unlike most traditional enterprise storage products, we frequently roll out SwiftStack software updates, […]

Focus Highlight: SwiftStack in Life Sciences

Introduction I recently had an opportunity to speak at HIMMS17—the conference “where the brightest minds in health and IT meet.”  According to the session abstract, my job was to share case studies for integrating object storage and leveraging metadata to advance the state of the art in genomics research.  I thought it might be useful […]

Hybrid Cloud Storage Workflows with Google Cloud

Developing functionality, putting it into a product, and demonstrating these new capabilities is interesting, but showing real examples of what you can accomplish with it is much more compelling. For my latest video, I walk through how to setup and configure Cloud Sync in SwiftStack to synchronize on-premises data with Google Cloud Storage, then use […]