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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 […]

Cast Your Vote! OpenStack Austin Summit 2016 Presentations on Swift

 The OpenStack Summit in Austin 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. Don’t wait! Community voting ends February 17th at 11:59pm PST. Only a handful of these presentations can make the cut, so voting is a must for […]

Doug Soltesz on Data Protection Gumbo

Doug Soltesz, our Solutions and Applications Manager, recently sat down with Demetrius Malbrough on Data Protection Gumbo to discuss why object storage is a great solution and who it is great for. Doug and Demetrius talk about tape based backups and purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs), and whether or not SwiftStack and cloud storage eliminate the […]

Five years working on Swift

It’s been an incredible five years working on Swift! I’ve seen both the community and the project grow and mature in that time, and I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together. Below we’ve got an infographic with some of the important features that have been added to the project. Every single […]

Using Swift for the rest of us

Contributed by Dirk Petersen, Scientific Computing Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Today the OpenStack Swift API is widely used, and developers enjoy how easy and fast they can interact with stored objects. If you have ever tried to pull a listing of 100,000 files from a Posix filesystem via NFS,  you are pleasantly surprised […]

Two tracks Live from the Budokan (Tokyo)

Dozens of artist have recorded albums while performing in Tokyo. I took the chance to lay down a few tracks of my own with friends from SwiftStack in the garden within the OpenStack Summit complex. Swift happenings at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo John Dickinson (OpenStack Swift Project Technical Lead) and I preview the highlights before […]

The many ways Storage touches life science research

I had the opportunity to gain new perspective on how research institutes are gaining ground on cures for disease and cancer while attending the AIRI annual meeting in Washington DC. I have always been fascinated with the science of genomics and biochemistry, and it is easy to see the role this research plays in finding […]

Welcome to the Advisory Board, Jay Kidd!

Did you hear? Storage Industry luminary Jay Kidd has joined the SwiftStack Advisory Board (Read Press Release here)! Why are we so excited about this? Well, Jay has played a crucial role in the success of multiple top-players in the industry – NetApp (Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer), Brocade (Chief Technology Officer and […]

Top 3 Reasons SwiftStack Changes the OPEX Equation

Over the last few weeks, I highlighted the significant savings SwiftStack Object Storage delivers on CAPEX. However, CAPEX is only one piece of the TCO pie and nearly 60% can be attributed to owning, operating, and managing the storage infrastructure (OPEX). When looking at OPEX models for traditional storage, the big guys like to say […]

Freedom of Choice = Massive Savings

It’s a fact that SwiftStack Object Storage delivers significant savings. For example, a two-site deployment can save nearly 50% over three years compared to scale-out NAS. Other object storage solutions have high acquisition costs and only start to payback on TCO at very large scale. However, with SwiftStack, the savings start from the beginning — […]

OpenStack Summit Tokyo: Sessions You Just Can’t Miss!

Get your tickets today for the October 2015 OpenStack Summit! Sign up today and join us in Tokyo! The semi-annual OpenStack Summit is almost here and there is plenty to get excited about. A trip to Japan, a gathering of the top minds in Open Source, and a full calendar of exciting activities. There are […]