San Francisco based SwiftStack announced on July 23, the release of its private cloud storage offering, an OpenStack powered object storage system solution. The company solution is going to provide a platform to manage private cloud storage systems that will allow integration and control for the data- intensive applications, permitting its customers to deploy private cloud storage and being able to manage its data as if they would do when accessing it on the public cloud.
The SwiftStack is a contributor of the OpenStack project, the open source cloud platform, and it provides code named Swift Object Storage system, which it was created to be instantly available, stored for an unlimited period of time and accessible from multiple devices. Swift is built for Linux and being based on open source code, it is adaptable to
• SwiftStack Nodes –An integrated stack packaged for turnkey deployment, the Node connectsto the Controller, where it obtains its configuration. Its features include management andmonitoring agents, load balancing and authentication/authorization, and new support for globalclusters to enhance data availability.• SwiftStack Controller –De-coupled from the storage hardware, the Controller automatesconfiguration, expansion, and failure handling of private cloud storage. It also providesmanagement and monitoring alongside other management tools customers use. To best fit theneeds of the application and business, customers can choose between a cloud-hostedController or the latest on-premise Controller solution
The shift to cloud-based applications has created high expectations among users in terms of dataaccess. They expect data to be highly available to them on multiple devices, and data centers need tocater to these demands, while there are public cloud productsavailable to address these challenges, we found a greater need in the private cloud market, which is whywe created SwiftStack as a reliable, highly-scalable storage system. Our approach helps enterprisesharness the storage power of a public cloud on commodity hardware in their data centers.