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SwiftStack Announces Collaboration with Cisco

SwiftStack, valued for providing the benefits of public cloud storage behind enterprise firewalls, today at Cisco Live announced it is collaborating with Cisco to further deliver a turnkey enterprise cloud solution that enables customers to innovate faster, and respond to market opportunities with start-up speed and enterprise reliability. The integration of SwiftStack 4.0 with Cisco […]

At-Rest Encryption in OpenStack Swift

On July 1, the OpenStack Swift community completed the at-rest data encryption feature for Swift. I’d like to go over what this feature does, what it protects against, how it works, and where it should be used. At-rest encryption in Swift encrypts all object data, object etags, and any user metadata values set on objects. […]

Access SwiftStack cloud storage from a desktop using SwiftStack Drive

SwiftStack Drive allows you to utilize a SwiftStack private cloud in the same way that you use any locally-attached drive or a network-attached storage (NAS) share. This makes is easy for end users and classic applications to take advantage of cloud storage. SwiftStack cloud storage is natively accessed using an object storage API like S3 […]

Increasing the value of data with metadata indexing and search

A few weeks back, we announced SwiftStack 4.0 and one of the highlighted features was Metadata Search. For those of you who already have a SwiftStack cluster in production or are testing one out, you can use this feature now! This may be a bit confusing since the current version of SwiftStack is 3.12. Let […]

SwiftStack’s 2016 Plan

Today we announced SwiftStack 4.0, which includes a lot of great customer-driven functionality to help you manage your operations-at-scale. We also unveiled our product plan for the remainder of 2016 that will help enterprises on their journey to cloud storage. Let me take you through the two primary features you can expect to see from us […]

Introducing SwiftStack 4.0

I have now been with SwiftStack for a little over two months, and this is my first blog post…talking about the SwiftStack 4.0 release. Today at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, we announced SwiftStack 4.0. I am very excited about this release, not only because it is my first major release here at SwiftStack (yeah!), but […]

Simplify your backup environments with private cloud storage…now available for Veritas NetBackup

When a product makes it onto a compatibility list, it’s often not that interesting. Spending a majority of my career working on data protection solutions, this one is. Why? Because leading backup platforms, like Veritas NetBackup, now support object storage through the S3 and Swift APIs. The product I worked on for over 7 years […]

SwiftStack at Bio-IT World 2016

Speaking on behalf of the entire SwiftStack team that was at Bio-IT World, it was great seeing each and every one of you who took time to interact with us. The current energy in the life sciences space is more than exhilarating and that’s because we’re all  applying innovative technology to break through boundaries of […]

World Backup Day and the History of Storage

I’ve been working on solutions to help people protect valuable data for my entire career. The unfortunate thing about data protection is that most do not put a solid strategy in place until after they’ve experienced a major data loss event. I’m not just talking about consumers who lost pictures of their kids or songs […]

Sessions You Can’t Miss at OpenStack Summit Austin!

The OpenStack Summit in Austin is coming up quickly and there is so much to be excited about.  Passes are available until April 24th, so be sure to register today! There are a number of can’t miss sessions to put on your calendar. We’d love to see you at the following Swift sessions: SwiftStack Sessions […]

Ceph vs Swift…not a rivalry

A few years ago, I kept hearing casual conversations about Ceph vs Swift. “Ceph’s going to win out and Swift will fade.” “Ceph cannot be used to scale out cloud storage.” Some called it a rivalry. I found it funny considering very few enterprises were actually using either. Last time I checked, it’s a rivalry […]

Hardware Appliances or Software? The difference is real.

My first SwiftStack post…yeah!!! It’s great to be a member of the SwiftStack team. I’m looking forward to getting to know you… our users, customers, and partners and further help you with your data storage challenges. For IT infrastructure, we’re at an interesting point where you now have a choice of how you want to […]