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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 […]

SwiftStack Syncs to Amazon S3

Back in April, we released our development plan for the remainder of 2016. We highlighted how we are going to integrate file access into SwiftStack and how objects can be synchronized up to the public cloud. In the past few days, we’ve rolled out SwiftStack version 4.2 which includes the first iteration of the second […]

Cast Your Vote! OpenStack Barcelona Summit 2016 Presentations on Swift

The OpenStack Summit in Barcelona is coming up! Would you like to have a say in which presentations you’ll be seeing? Cast your vote today for these Swift-oriented sessions. Community voting ends Monday, August 8th at 11:59pm PDT. Only a handful of these presentations can make the cut, and community votes are the top factor in […]

SwiftStack 2016 Blogger Program

Bloggers Test Drive SwiftStack for Charity Storage has traditionally been a technology that could only be first experienced in presentation slides, given the logistical challenges of transporting large heavy boxes. Remote testing of hardware cannot give the same experience, and the logistics of getting a VPN into a full environment shared among many can be […]