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Jim Merritt
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The biggest feature, the biggest reason we went with SwiftStack, rather than deploying our own model with OpenStack Swift… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest impact, which really doesn't get noticed until you need it, is in our data protection environment. Up until we… more»

What needs improvement?

When I started, SwiftStack was just a deployment model for OpenStack Swift. It did what it needed to do. There may have… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

All in, with hardware and everything else - and I hate to say a dollar amount because it's been awhile since I computed it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At a previous employer I had experience with Amplidata, Core System, and DDN WOS. The way we got to SwiftStack is that I… more»

What other advice do I have?

You don't need the fanciest hardware out there but you need enterprise-grade equipment. The real important thing is to map… more»
Real User
Scientific Information Officer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Feb 12 2019

What is most valuable?

* You can bring your own drives, which don't have to be certified. This usually means that they cost significantly more to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with the ability to distribute data to different data centers. As part of our DR strategy, we have nodes… more»

What needs improvement?

On the controller features, there needs to be a bit more clean up of the user interface. There are a lot of options… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no vendor lock-in. The ongoing support and maintenance costs are not through the roof like some vendors… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did use a different solution. We switched because of cost and scalability. The initial purchase price, ongoing support… more»

What other advice do I have?

Know your use cases and how you plan on utilizing it. As part of that use case, understand the flow of your data and how… more»
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Headcld09876
Real User
Head of Cloud Operations at a tech vendor
Apr 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its * resiliency * deployment cost. The resiliency gives us uptime that is better than what… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I don't think it has improved the way the organization functions. It just delivers a better cost point. We can sell… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better client integrations, support for a broader client library. SwiftStack could be a little bit… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Other than the standard licensing fees, you need to have the hardware.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used different solutions in the past, but only ever open-source, never anything commercial. This organization was… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to get familiar with the open-source product first because it is more difficult to use but it gives you… more»
Chris Gatch
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 01 2019

What is most valuable?

* The scalability: The ability to scale the platform to very large capacities, while remaining manageable. * You can do… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We launched a product. We don't use it internally for our own use. We deliver it as a service to other customers. The… more»

What needs improvement?

* The biggest room for improvement is the maturity of the proxyFS solution. That piece of code is relatively new, so most… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One of their advantages of being a commercial open source platform is, for the scale that they offer, the pricing is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched to SwiftStack due to technical problems with the previous company.

What other advice do I have?

It is a really good object storage. I would be careful about use cases around proxyFS, because it's a less mature, earlier… more»
Nirbhay Tomar
Real User
Software Engineer 3, Cloud Engineering at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Aug 25 2017

What do you think of SwiftStack?

What is most valuable?

Management control Deployment

How has it helped my organization?

Management of clusters is easy Simple to reduce the man hours needed for a deployment Control Troubleshooting.

What needs improvement?

Management UI can be improved and have more functionalities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for approximately one-and-a-half years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I'm satisfied. Technical Support: I'm satisfied.

How was the initial setup?

It was…

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SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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