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If You Love Backup, Don’t Hate Object

*This piece was originally published by Data Center Knowledge on July 7th, 2015 Love, like beauty, is most often in the eye of the beholder. Backup is about as low as it gets on the glamor scale in IT architecture and operations. Most take backup for granted.  For the few who are responsible for recovering from […]

Backup Has a New Best Friend!

Can your current Backup solution give you faster backups, faster restores and Disaster Recovery? Can it do all of these things well and with a low TCO? In our latest Press Release we explore how SwiftStack is powering object storage for Enterprises. This new breed of object storage delivers the properties of Amazon S3 in […]

What It Takes To Pack A Room

Have you noticed how difficult it is to get an IT professional to a technical seminar these days? A series of emails followed by calls from the Inside Sales team may generate 20 registrants and 10 attendees. I recently spoke to an IT Director who says he receives a “dozen or more” such invitations per […]

Happy Birthday Swift!

At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we were happy to celebrate a very important birthday: OpenStack Swift turned FIVE! Needless to say, we wanted to celebrate the milestone. But even more, we wanted to celebrate the amazing work put in by Swift contributors all over the world; the ones who keep developing Swift 24/7. So […]

The Customers Have the Mic

The OpenStack Summit in Vancouver is less than a week away, and we’ve got our team working around the clock to bring you the latest from SwiftStack and OpenStack Swift in some great sessions! We’re also excited to be highlighting some of our customers throughout the event, both at our booth and in sessions. We’re […]

Demo Theatre 3000: Erasure Codes with SwiftStack

We wanted to take the Mystery out of Erasure Codes by showing you what this feature looks like on the SwiftStack interface, and how easy it is to deploy. Tim Burke, a software engineer at SwiftStack and I demo deploying and using Erasure Codes in OpenStack Swift with SwiftStack. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for […]

Storage Doesn’t Need to Be a Disaster

Maybe it is just me, but has anyone else grown weary of the relentless use of violent verbs and disaster analogies describing data storage in the data center? Data has been “exploding” for several decades now, since the beginning of client-server architectures. Tsunamis and avalanches abound, and the crushing force of data growth is meant […]

SwiftStack @ Bio-IT World 2015

We were really excited to go to Boston for Bio-IT World 2015 this year. We arrived ready to participate in some great sessions with the guys from HudsonAlpha and Fred Hutch and to premiere our brand new book, Object Storage for Genomics. We were also excited to show members of the Life Sciences community that […]

Erasure Codes Now a Part of OpenStack Kilo

Today’s OpenStack Kilo release includes a significant new feature in Swift: Swift now supports Erasure Codes, in addition to Replicas, as a way to do data durability, ensuring that data will not be permanently lost or corrupted. Why are Erasure Codes important? In any storage system, the way to get durability is to store more […]

Taking Software-Defined Object Storage North of the Border

We are excited to announce a partnership with Scalar Decisions, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing IT solutions providers. Scalar has offices across Canada and has been a long-time promoter of cloud-centric technologies. When we first met with Roger Singh, CTO, and Neil Bunn, Chief Architect, it was clear that Scalar’s technology-led customer engagement process […]

Behind the Scenes: “Under the Hood” with Erasure Codes

This week we’re keeping things simple…in writing, anyways. We’re going to let our video feature on Erasure Codes speak for itself. In this video, Clay Gerrard, a Sr. Software Engineer here at SwiftStack (and Core OpenStack Swift contributor) goes “under the hood” and breaks down Erasure Codes for us. But before we get to the […]

Access to Deep Technical Insight is a Core Feature of SwiftStack Support

Here at SwiftStack, we pride ourselves on the high level of service and support we offer our clients. Giving enterprise clients a more comprehensive OpenStack Swift storage solution was what drove the company to form in the first place. We wanted to highlight a case where a customer ran into an unexpected issue in the […]