SwiftStack's Version 3.0 Bring Benefits of Object Storage to Enterprise Applications

By CIOReview | Friday, October 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: SwiftStack, provider of object storage for enterprises, releases SwiftStack 3.0, its latest private cloud storage offering designed to deliver the advantages of object storage to enterprise applications. The software is simple and offers high scalability and pay-as-you-grow option.

The key benefits extended by SwiftStack Object Storage 3.0 include: unified file and object-based storage in a single solution, enhanced SwiftStack controller, flexible data protection including erasure codes and replication. Users can access data through APIs in multiple ways such as S3, OpenStack Swift and REST; file system (CIFS and NFS) gateway; and file sync and share capabilities. Time saving features like Active Secondary Controller, support for Active Directory groups and multiple endpoints, and easier scaling with auto ingest and hardware profiles configured by resellers are also integrated in the software.

 “Traditionally a slow growth segment, object storage has but recently started to take off in terms of customer adoption. Why? Because businesses today are demanding a software centric approach that offers the cost-effective scalability of the cloud and avoids vendor and hardware lock-in,” explains Don Jaworski, CEO, SwiftStack . “With more than 50 customers are adopting SwiftStack over the last year, we are the fastest growing object storage platform in the industry because we offer the one-of-a-kind combination of easy- to- consume storage with secure cloud management and pay-as-you-go licensing.”

As SwiftStack 3.0 is compatible with Amazon Web Services S3, it broadens its access to private data storage from any application. It also offers consolidation of unstructured data stored on file system or object storage in private clouds built on SwiftStack storage.Challenges faced  in managing application growth by enterprises can easily be eliminated bringing flexible data storage option with reduced cost.. The solution carries the capability to scale small clusters to exabytes of data avoiding hardware lock-in while retaining the freedom of choice to manage, access, protect and control data across data centers.

 “As their data grows to petabytes upon petabytes, businesses today need storage that is simple to deploy and manage and much more distributed than traditional approaches in the datacenter,” points Joe Arnold, President and Chief Product Officer, SwiftStack. “For us, the obvious answer is open access and simplicity. Built in part by the largest open-source community in the world and as easy to use as Amazon with our new S3 compatibility, our latest release of SwiftStack has proved to be as strong as the cloud but unique in its enterprise-focused design.”