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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 […]

Gartner Research Recognizes SwiftStack as a Visionary Company

Proud to be recognized as a visionary As you can see in the media, analysis of Gartner’s latest analysis on the distributed filesystem and object storage category began within 30 hours of the research being published. SwiftStack will issue a press release on this research once we get approval back from Gartner, but in the […]

What’s going on in Swift?

We’ve come home from another great Swift midcycle hackathon. We’ve released 2.10.0. We’re getting ready for the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of the review queue and what our respective employers are building on, around, and with Swift. What’s the bigger picture, though? What can we expect […]

CIO Q&A with a Pharmaceutical Perspective

In the months since joining SwiftStack as an advisor, Bill Louv has helped give us insights into the role that object storage is playing in Life Sciences and Research. While picking his brain, he shared thoughtful answers to many of my questions. Shared here are a few of those answers: Q: Among CIOs in Pharma, […]

Future trends in archival storage

Last week I had the honor of attending and speaking at the Library of Congress as part of their “Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections”event. The two-day meeting was full of fascinating ideas and conversations, and I had a great time. I spoke on OpenStack Swift, the storage engine behind SwiftStack. As people store more […]

Behind the Scenes: Viz One & SwiftStack Integration

IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention wrapped up last week.  Visitors from around the world descended on Amsterdam to discover what’s next in broadcast technology. We managed to own the news cycle at the show thanks to our joint announcement that Vizrt, makers of the industry-leading Media Asset Manager “Viz One” selected us as their new default storage.  Let that […]

In the World of Backup, Some Things Change and Some Don’t

I spent last week at Veritas Vision, the first Vision conference since Veritas broke out of Symantec. It was exciting talking to backup administrators and storage professionals, telling them all about private cloud storage and why they should think about it as a target for their backup data. We’re able to have these conversations because […]

SwiftStack at Veritas Vision 2016

This week, SwiftStack is demonstrating object storage capabilities at Veritas Vision 2016, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 12-14. Show attendees who stop by the SwiftStack booth 113 can see a demonstration with the NetBackup 8.0 beta and learn about the benefits of private storage clouds built with scale-out object storage. SwiftStack Object Storage […]

Bloggers Test Drive SwiftStack for Charity: The Results Are In!

Last month, we asked bloggers to take our Free Trial for a spin and post their experiences on their blogs, earning them an automatic $50 donation towards the charity of their choice. Between July 11 and August 11 we tallied up “engagement points” to award an additional $1,000 charitable donation to the winner, and $250 […]

SwiftStack and Cache Acceleration Software (CAS) at the Intel Developer Forum

On Tuesday, I visited the Intel Developer Forum at the Moscone Center in San Francisco along with John Dickinson (Swift co-founder and current PTL), which is dedicated to makers, developers, and hardware manufacturers. The halls of Moscone West were filled to the brim with hands-on tech demos, new products, and countless projects showing off the […]