Silicon Mechanics and SwiftStack collaborate

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Silicon Mechanics is now providing hardware integration services for SwiftStack. The two companies are working together to configure SwiftStack private cloud storage with a vendor-neutral hardware platform that can meet specific performance requirements and deployment schedules.

SwiftStack is based on OpenStack Swift, an open-source storage platform that was created specifically for heavy use and unstructured data. It provides a management system de-coupled from any specific hardware, which enables companies to achieve flexibility on how and where they deploy their storage. Working with SwiftStack, Silicon Mechanics is helping organisations deploy a heterogeneous storage infrastructure that is not just API-compatible with public cloud storage, but architecturally identical and less expensive.

‘It’s great to collaborate with Silicon Mechanics and help joint customers take advantage of our flexible private cloud storage on hardware offered from Silicon Mechanics,’ said Joe Arnold, CEO, SwiftStack. ‘Our combined technologies will enable clients to add newer, faster, denser and less expensive components to expand performance and capacity as needed, rather than being locked in to the typical three-year upgrade cycle of proprietary hardware.’