SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- SwiftStack, the object storage software leader, today announced the launch of SwiftStack 2.0. This launch provides enterprise IT with the modern data storage they need to make massive scale easy, and make available any data and application that will drive their businesses forward. SwiftStack 2.0 software defined storage platform is sold with Swift, the OpenStack object storage project that powers the largest cloud deployments.
"All legacy storage vendors are grappling with how they are going to support this new 'anytime, anywhere, any device, any application' world," said SwiftStack founder and CEO Joe Arnold. "All enterprise applications will rely on object storage to keep up with the massive scale of data and access points required by users in a cost-effective way. It's the only way enterprises will be able to compete today and in the future. SwiftStack customers are already living in that future -- one in which new web and mobile applications are launched daily -- while at the same time supporting legacy applications. SwiftStack is the only object storage platform that can support these requirements at the scale, speed and cost required by enterprises."
The launch of SwiftStack 2.0 continues SwiftStack's vision to bring the promise of object storage to the enterprise: seamless integration with their legacy infrastructure at massive uninterrupted scale. With SwiftStack 2.0, IT can now build an object storage system for any application their users depend on to be productive, with immediate access to any data when they need it. Furthermore, CIOs can now deliver a customer-centric infrastructure at a lower cost and with fewer resources than ever before.
SwiftStack 2.0 simplifies enterprise integration, scale and manageability. Features include:
"Object storage is ideal for applications at eBay. Software-defined storage powered by open source technology provides the best value by leveraging commodity infrastructure. SwiftStack and Swift are key to our object storage roadmap," said Russ McElroy, Manager, Storage Engineering and Strategy, eBay Inc. "SwiftStack's products and expertise have been key to our ability to scale eBay to the multi-petabyte level. Not only can we control how our storage is configured, but our storage platforms can be consolidated, so it's easier to manage and scale our data."
"We needed an object storage solution that would allow us to implement a sync-and-share solution and create a static web page for our various business units. To do this rapidly and efficiently, we turned to SwiftStack," said Mike Gasaway, Senior Solutions Architect, HP Helion. "The seamless deployment of SwiftStack across our departments allows for smooth data retrieval from one data center and has enabled us to scale company-wide."
"As the content and multiplatform media company of the Pac-12 Conference, Pac-12 Networks produces over 750 live sporting events each year. SwiftStack has transformed how we archive and structure our extensive media repository," said Scott Adametz, Director, System Architecture & Technology at Pac-12. "With SwiftStack 2.0 and its Gateway feature, we can finally bridge the gap between object storage and other storage systems used internally. Our legacy media asset management application now leverages scalable object storage without any custom development or reconfiguration. We can control and manage our video archive storage infrastructure through SwiftStack's simple user interface and no longer have to rely on tape to archive every exciting moment of Pac-12 athletics."
"Our mission has always been to modernize storage for the enterprise by eliminating the cost and complexity involved in scaling to new world demands," said Arnold. "SwiftStack's new object storage platform is empowering enterprises with a software defined storage platform that will allow them to scale to use their existing systems and capital investments while transitioning to a storage infrastructure built for the future."
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SwiftStack is an industry-leading object storage software company, powered by OpenStack's object storage project Swift. The SwiftStack software defined storage platform simplifies the manageability, integration and massive scalability required by enterprise organizations, while lowering overall total cost of ownership (TCO) using commodity hardware or legacy hardware investments. With SwiftStack, IT can leverage the power of an object storage infrastructure with the control, security and TCO their business demands. Launched in 2011, the company boasts support for large enterprise F500 customers. SwiftStack is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices globally, and is backed by top-tier investors, including Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit www.swiftstack.com.