Open Source enthusiast? Want to speed up public cloud access? Then this is for you
Avere Systems, the enterprise storage supplier for the hybrid cloud, has announced support for SwiftStack object storage software, built on top of the OpenStack Swift project. This partnership, Avere Systems maintains, allows organizations to benefit from the high-performance file system capabilities of Avere with the low-cost, highly scalable on-premises object storage provided by SwiftStack.
John Dickinson, project technical lead for OpenStack Swift said: “OpenStack Swift is the engine that powers many of the world’s largest public cloud object storage offerings, and it is exciting for the OpenStack community to work with cloud storage technology leaders like Avere Systems. The results from this collaboration not only increase and accelerate access to public cloud, it also benefits organizations building private clouds using OpenStack.”
SwiftStack is a scalable enterprise-grade solution
SwiftStack object storage is supposed to provide the enterprise with a ‘simple’ solution for deploying and operating a private storage cloud inside their firewall. It offers freedom of choice in standards-based hardware and control of clusters across multiple data centers, and no lock-in of data.
Avere supports SwiftStack with its FlashCloud technology and uses Amazon’s S3 Application Program Interface (API) to integrate with the software. FlashCloud connects to public and private clouds, translating standard NAS protocols and protecting customer application investments.
Avere says combining object storage with file-system based NAS provides customers with unlimited capacity scaling in the cloud and unlimited performance scaling with its FXT Series Edge filers.
Ron Biachini, president and CEO, Avere Systems
Source: Bill Boyle
Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems said: “Organizations are rapidly deploying private cloud storage in workflows that benefit from REST (Representational State Transfer) API and POSIX (Portable Operating System Interfaces), where the addition of Avere technology in their architectures accelerates the value of their overall storage investments.
”This collaboration brings together the leader in open source large-scale object storage with the leader of hybrid cloud solutions at an optimal time in the storage market. SwiftStack provides a very scalable enterprise-grade storage solution to those organizations seeking to build their own private object store and Avere then brings the file system and performance capabilities required to make use of the vast amount of unstructured data stored in SwiftStack.”
Bianchini continued: “As we grow our relationships with public and private cloud vendors, we strive to make the hybrid cloud a realistic business approach for customers and provide competitive advantage within their respective industries.”