SwiftStack Launches ‘Works with SwiftStack’ and Technology Partner Programs
SAN FRANCISCO, August 13, 2019 – SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, today announced its new Technology Partner Program and the “Works with SwiftStack” designation, which provide customers with the confidence that validated integrations have passed specific testing to ensure optimal compatibility with the company’s object-based cloud storage solution.
SwiftStack’s widely used storage and multi-cloud data management software integrates easily with modern applications that use Amazon’s S3 API or the open-standard Swift API. Thousands of custom and commercial software applications have been written or modernized to leverage these APIs and experience the flexibility, scalability, and simplicity of cloud storage—both in public cloud platforms like Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage as well as SwiftStack’s private and multi-cloud storage.
While documentation of these APIs is widely available, many software developers prefer to validate their implementations to ensure optimal functionality and user experience. The SwiftStack Technology Partner Program and the “Works with SwiftStack” designation provide software developers and vendors a simple method to not only verify their software functionality with SwiftStack but to begin expanding a business relationship for the mutual benefit of the vendor, SwiftStack, and the end-users of the joint solution.
“InfiniteIO’s mission is to enable customers and technology partners to increase performance throughout the hybrid cloud and optimize storage capacity without disrupting existing IT operations,” said Kris Meier, Vice President of Product Management at InfiniteIO. “We are pleased that InfiniteIO has achieved the ‘Works with SwiftStack’ designation for our pre-validated solution, which customers can trust to deliver cloud economics and all-flash performance with zero changes to workflows.”
Benefits of joining the SwiftStack Technology Partner Program include the ability to expand customer reach by demonstrating integration with the industry’s leading multi-cloud storage and data management platform. Partners who achieve validation with an easy-to-follow self-test plan will have access to a designated SwiftStack solutions engineer and the opportunity to publish joint solution information for prospective customers to understand the value of the joint offering.
Customers using SwiftStack with a “Works with SwiftStack” application can deploy a joint solution with increased confidence that functionality will work as expected and that the two vendors will work together to resolve any unexpected issues should they arise. Similarly, customers developing their own in-house applications can use the “Works with SwiftStack” program to ensure their own implementation is functionally correct.
“For organizations looking to leverage cloud storage, ensuring that their applications will work correctly in this environment can be an exhaustive, time-consuming situation that today’s busy IT departments simply can’t afford,” said Chris Nelson, Vice President of Solutions at SwiftStack. “While customers should always have the expectation that any application that works with Amazon’s popular S3 API or the open-standard OpenStack Swift API will also work with SwiftStack, our ‘Works with SwiftStack’ validation provides that extra measure of confidence because the functionality of these applications have been tested and vetted with SwiftStack beforehand.”
More than two dozen applications have already been validated as part of the “Works with SwiftStack” program with more expected to be added soon. The full list of vetted partners is available at https://swiftstack.com/partners with specific solutions available at https://swiftstack.com/solutions. Technology partners interested in joining the SwiftStack Technology Partner Program can find more information at https://swiftstack.com/tpp.
SwiftStack, founded in 2011 by some of the earliest pioneers in cloud computing, is a leading cloud storage provider for organizations that require universal access to petabytes of unstructured data in a single namespace. Its software is popular in industries like media and entertainment, global service providers, life sciences, and web-based business; and for functions like AI/ML, analytics, scientific research, active archive, and managing data across multiple clouds. SwiftStack is utilized by industry leaders including eBay, Pac-12 Networks, Verizon, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and received B-series funding from OpenView Partners, Storm Ventures, UMC Capital, and Mayfield Fund.