SwiftStack 2.0 Provides Enterprise Cloud Object Storage
SwiftStack has 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.
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:
* Filesystem Gateway: The SwiftStack Filesystem Gateway combines the advantages of object storage — scale, durability, availability and low cost — with the ability to integrate with existing file-based applications. It supports CIFS/NFS and simply installs on any standard Linux distribution. Unlike any other gateway today, the SwiftStack Filesystem Gateway provides freedom from lock-in. Data comes in as files and objects come out and vice versa. Customers can mix and match workflows between file and object without using yet another vendor to work with that holds data hostage.
* Software Defined Storage Controller: SwiftStack 2.0’s software defined storage (SDS) Controller provides improved visibility and control into a storage system even when it spans multiple data centers. The enhanced user interface enables operators to manage and scale their storage environment from a single “pane of glass.” This creates a cohesive SDS platform to orchestrate upgrades, utilization reporting and gain key insights into how the storage systems are performing.
* Enterprise Authentication Integration: The SwiftStack 2.0 object storage platform provides easy plug-and-play integration with enterprise management systems such as LDAP and Active Directory, providing seamless secure, authenticated access to their object storage, easily.
* Global Data Distribution: In SwiftStack 2.0, data can be distributed across multiple regions in a single cluster which reduces latency for data access and ingest while providing high availability. This eliminates the drag on applications with global storage footprints making them much more flexible, and provides a much better user experience. Customers are not required to spend additional budget on two identical systems dedicated exclusively to disaster recovery.
* Flexible Storage Policies: With SwiftStack 2.0, IT will have unprecedented freedom to provide the storage services their users and applications need. IT can deploy storage policies that segment across geographically dispersed data centers, different storage hardware performance or by number of replicas. This simplifies and consolidates different tiers of storage under a single storage system — simplifying management and lowering costs of overall storage infrastructure.
* Heterogeneous Hardware Support: IT can now get the most out of their capital investments while also making users as productive as possible. IT can build a durable, scalable object storage system while utilizing hardware from multiple vendors — mixing storage node density and even storage device size. The appropriate amount of data is distributed across all available capacity turning a multitude of disparate hardware into a cohesive storage system.