August 22, 2013
Aug. 22 -- Working with SwiftStack, Silicon Mechanics is helping organizations deploy a heterogeneous storage infrastructure that is not just API-compatible with public cloud storage, but architecturally identical and less expensive. The two companies are working together to configure SwiftStack private cloud storage with a vendor-neutral hardware platform that meets customers' specific performance requirements and deployment schedule. Momentum for SwiftStack is growing, as several leading companies have already begun implementing the system.
"Customer interest has been strong and there is great synergy between the two companies, as we each focus on our strengths and expertise," said Tim Groen, Silicon Mechanics' Account Sales Manager.
"Both companies share a strong customer service focus, which makes the proof of concept, production, testing, and deployment phases go very smoothly."
Customer support is provided seamlessly, with SwiftStack monitoring the systems and mobilizing the right resources to resolve issues, providing an invisible transition between software and hardware diagnosis, troubleshooting, and any needed onsite repairs. SwiftStack is based on OpenStack Swift, an open-source storage platform that was created specifically for heavy use and unstructured data.
SwiftStack provides a management system de-coupled from any specific hardware, which enables customers to achieve amazing flexibility on how and where they deploy their storage. The SwiftStack solution allows customers to achieve private storage at costs that are lower than public cloud prices.
"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."
He adds, "By decoupling the hardware and software, customers now have control over how storage is scaled and managed, and how users can store and access data. Even more beneficial, this can be managed for the entire storage tier, independent of where the storage resources are deployed."
About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of rackmount server, storage, and high-performance computing solutions. Deploying the latest innovations in hardware and software technology, we work in collaboration with our customers to design and build the most efficient, cost-effective technology solution for their needs.
Source: Silicon Mechanics
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