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Company Overview of SwiftStack, Inc.

Company Overview

SwiftStack, Inc. provides private cloud storage software solutions. The company enables application developers and operations teams to implement and manage private cloud storage platforms based on the openstack object storage system. Its solutions include SwiftStack Controller, a solution for configuration, deployment, management, scaling, and monitoring of the SwiftStack distribution, drives, and nodes; and OpenStack object storage system, a distributed and durable storage system for unstructured data, such as media assets, documents, virtual machine snapshots, backups, archives, and Web content. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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Founded in 2011





Key Executives for SwiftStack, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Senior Director of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SwiftStack, Inc. Key Developments

Enter Selects SwiftStack as its Object Storage Layer

SwiftStack announced that Enter has selected SwiftStack as its object storage layer. Using SwiftStack allows Enter to deliver its enterprise customers a flexible, simple and cost-effective cloud storage solution. SwiftStack is fully integrated into the Enter Cloud Suite, Enter's scalable cloud infrastructure platform and the first multi-regional European public cloud service suite based on OpenStack. Enter selected SwiftStack for its low total cost of ownership (TCO), its ease to scale exponentially as the amount of its customers data increases, and its ability to give Enter freedom from vendor lock-in. This ensures Enter and its customers are not tied to high upfront costs and escalating maintenance fees. Enter Cloud Suite's object storage platform is deployed on low-cost commodity servers. Enter customers will also soon benefit from SwiftStack's latest features, including those in SwiftStack 2.0, the SwiftStack Filesystem Gateway and storage policies, further reducing TCO and increasing manageability, scalability and performance of their storage system.

SwiftStack, Inc. Announces Development Contributions to the OpenStack(R) Object Storage Project

SwiftStack, Inc. announced that its development contributions to the OpenStack(R) Object Storage project (code named Swift) are part of the latest release of OpenStack Swift. Together with contributions from HP, IBM, Intel, Rackspace, and Red Hat, the latest release (code named Havana) has a total of 64 contributors, and has added new features and robustness to the engine that powers the world's larger storage clouds. The addition of full support for global clusters in OpenStack Havana enables new and existing users to rapidly deploy cloud storage between geographies for disaster tolerance and improved levels of service. OpenStack Object Storage is the first to support global clusters with open source technologies, offering deployers the availability across geographies that their new applications require. Enterprises can take advantage of dramatic cost savings, leveraging open source software on commodity hardware, while scaling capacity and performance across multiple dimensions - all this without sacrificing availability and distribution of their critical data across data centers. By selecting an open solution, customers are not locked-in, enjoying the maximum flexibility possible when operating in public, private or hybrid cloud use cases. Added in the 1.8 release, a region tier for data placement allowed deployers to group availability zones into regions, and have adjustable replica counts for better availability across those regions. The 1.9 release had support for using a separate replication network and control of read and write affinity, which enabled clients to be served more quickly by nearby data centers. The 1.10 release completes the solution with optimization to replication. SwiftStack is powered by OpenStack Object Storage, and its private cloud solution offers a controller interface for easily deploying and operating storage clusters that span multiple geographies. OpenStack Swift is one of the original projects at the core of OpenStack, and continues to see increased contribution with every new release. The total number of contributors to OpenStack Swift has reached 136, with as many as 16 different contributors committing code in a single week in July 2013. More than 30 developers contributed to the project for the first time in this latest release, a testament to the momentum of the project. Supported by a broad base of contributors, major feature development addressing real-world use cases is driving increased adoption, particularly among enterprises.

SwiftStack Announces Executive Appointments

SwiftStack announced the expansion of the company's advisory board and senior management team with the appointment of Dave Roberson as advisor, Dan Camarda as vice president of sales, Mario Blandini as vice president of marketing and Gary Butler as senior director of business development. The new executives will focus on supporting and increasing SwiftStack's sales and marketing efforts to meet industry demand for the company's private cloud storage solution. Roberson joins SwiftStack as an advisor and brings years of experience to the company. He has been a private investor, business consultant and served on several boards since 2011. Roberson is a member of the board of directors of Quantum Corporation, where he serves as the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the leadership and compensation committee. Camarda joins SwiftStack after 16 years of storage sales experience, as VP of sales to lead worldwide sales efforts and relationships with channel partners for the company. Previously, he was the VP of sales, worldwide at Avere Systems, developer of network-attached storage (NAS) optimization. With 17 years of experience working in storage companies, Blandini joins SwiftStack to lead the company's marketing strategy. Most recently, Blandini was the VP of marketing at Drobo, creator of external storage devices with 250,000 customers. Butler will lead the business development efforts for SwiftStack and brings experience working with open source business models and Fortune 100 commercial companies. Before joining SwiftStack, Butler was senior manager of business development, cloud at Canonical where he launched the OpenStack business plan in 2012 in conjunction with the launch of the OpenStack Foundation and built the cloud partner ecosystem for the company.

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