Joe Arnold, CEOThese days, when data needs to be instantly accessible, stored forever and available through a variety of devices, the demands on storage systems are changing rapidly. No longer is it good enough to build storage silos utilizing non-web protocols that are tied to specific applications. Social media, online video, user-uploaded content,gaming, and software-as-a-service applications are just some of the forces that are driving this change. To date, public cloud storage services has risen to meet these new storage needs but not every organization can - or should - use public cloud storage.
To accommodate these changing needs, storage systems must be able to handle web-scale workloads with many concurrent readers and writers to a datastore.Some data is frequently written and retrieved,such as database files and virtual machine images. Other data, such as documents, images, and backups are generally written once and rarely accessed. Web and mobile data assets also need to be accessible over the web via a URL to support today's web/mobile applications. A one-size-fits-all data storage solution is therefore neither practical nor economical.
A company from San Francisco has tried to address this issue and has found immense success at it. Swiftstack was founded in 2011 to help operations teams implement and manage an easy-to-use, multi-tenant and highly scalable cloud storage platform.With SwiftStack,application developers and operations teams can benefit from SwiftStack integration and expertise to leverage the power of public cloud inside their own data center.
SwiftStack is a private cloud storage created for today’s applications.Its architecture allows its client to serve content directly from the storage, rather than provisioning extra web-server infrastructure. Flexible and robust management tools make it easy for the client to oversee growth and deliver to millions of users.
Storage systems must be able to handle web-scale workloads with many concurrent readers and writers to a data-store
SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications. The SwiftStack softwaredefined storage (SDS) solution combines a unique, decoupled storage controller with the OpenStack Swift object storage system to provide customers with costeffective,scale-out storage that can run on commodity hardware.
The Mechanics behind the Technology Managed through a browser-based Controller,SwiftStack is easy to operate from multiple levels of access. The dashboard interface removes the heavy lifting from configuration, organization, authentication, and load balancing. Regular alerts,reports and system stats keep you constantly updated on your storage needs.
The team is made up of early builders and operators of web-scale infrastructure, and its experience in services and management gives it a unique perspective on how to build, deploy and scale large infrastructure. With SwiftStack, applications developers and operations teams can benefit from SwiftStack integration and expertise to leverage the power of public cloud inside their own datacenter.