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apacciooutlook | Thursday, April 28, 2016
SAN FRANSISCO: SwiftStack, a provider of computer software and solutions, announces the latest version of the object storage software, SwiftStack 4.0. The solution simplifies and boosts enterprise customer journeys from traditional file systems to more flexible and scalable cloud infrastructures.
The new SwiftStack 4.0 has enhanced customer capabilities such as performing at scale and metadata searches. The software is also planning to implement file native access and cloud synchronization.
SwifStack 4.0 is designed with a scale-out architecture that provides analytics-ready search integration and allows synchronization with any Amazon S3-based public cloud. This enables customers, users and applications to access data irrespective of location where it is created.
The SwiftStack version 4.0 features integrated load balancing, metadata search, SwiftStack Drive and enhanced management capabilities.
Integrated load balancing
Integrated load balancing reduces the need for expensive dedicated network hardware and minimizes latency and bandwidth costs while scaling to larger numbers of nodes.
Metadata search increases business value by integrating with third-party indexing and search services to make stored object data analytics-ready.
SwiftStack Drive is an optional desktop client that enables access to cluster data directly from desktops or laptops.
SwiftStack 4.0 enables enhanced management with new IPv6 support, capacity planning and advanced data migration tools.
As the use of cloud storage grows, SwiftStack will release software updates that will provide constant access to unstructured data regardless of how the files are created and as applications evolve. SwiftStack is leading the open-source community development efforts to integrate scale-out file services alongside S3 and Swift-based object APIs, without the need for additional gateways.
The company will also introduce centralized policies that replicate object data stored on-premises with any AWS S3-compatible cloud, allowing enterprises to access and protect data in private and public clouds using the same methods.
“The world’s business models require the benefits of cloud infrastructure of some kind for every industry and sector — from life sciences and digital media to government and enterprise environments,” says Joe Arnold, chief product officer and co-founder of SwiftStack. “Organizations continue to demand storage that is easier to consume and to pay for storage as they grow. SwiftStack was founded to help customers on this journey from the infrastructure they’ve had to the architecture they need. Our product enhancements in 2016 give them storage for today’s applications and sets them on the path to scale their applications of tomorrow.”