OpenStack Swift Hackathon

What a great week. We just wrapped up an OpenStack Swift hackathon (called a “mid-cycle” in other places) this week. It’s a chance to get the global Swift contributor community together in the same place to focus on design, reviews, features, and issues. With attendees from 5 countries and participation from 8 companies (SwiftStack, Rackspace, […]

Powering Storage Agility for the Media and Entertainment Industry

The Media and Entertainment industry is one with unique storage related challenges. Today, more than ever, huge volumes of content must be stored—then consequently delivered efficiently and cost effectively through specialized workflows. Those workflows must remain agile while keeping pace with a massive explosion of data and the pressures to do more with less. This […]

Swift 2.2.2 Release

I’m happy to announce that yesterday we released Swift 2.2.2. (Yes, that’s 2.2.2 on 2/2.) This release has a few very important features that came directly from production clusters. I recommend that you upgrade so you can take advantage of the new goodness. As always, you can upgrade to this version of Swift with zero […]

Storage Trends in 2015: Death of the Disk, and the Importance of Agility

This is a guest post to the SwiftStack blog authored by Dave Wright, the CEO and founder of SolidFire. Last year, we saw the continued transformation of enterprise IT infrastructure towards the next-generation data center model. Fuelled by advances in compute, network and storage virtualization, businesses are seeing the advantages of scalable infrastructure that can respond […]

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Unified Storage

The diversification of storage solutions is posing some major problems for storage administrators. Most organizations today utilize network-attached storage and storage-area networks, but often their functionalities don’t cross over. As a result, these companies are working to achieve key storage goals, like interoperability, cost efficiency and long-term scalability. But with the added confusion about object […]