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SwiftStack and InfiniteIO partner on new petabyte-scale hybrid cloud storage solution

Analysts estimate that 80 percent of all data is inactive or infrequently accessed and taking up space on NAS systems in data centers. InfiniteIO and SwiftStack announced today a new joint solution that can help enterprise customers avoid or delay future storage purchases by optimizing existing capacity. InfiniteIO can identify cold data on any NAS from the likes of Dell, NetApp and Pure and automatically, transparently migrate that cold data to more cost-effective storage such as SwiftStack's object storage platform.

InfiniteIO can also improve performance for existing storage by offloading file metadata operations from the NAS system. It turns out that 70 to 90 percent of NAS operations come from file metadata requests, such as directory lookups and access privileges. Therefore, NAS performance slows down when data grows. InfiniteIO serves metadata to clients and servers instead of the NAS or object storage system, which the company claims can improve performance by more than 10X.  SwiftStack's metadata management can also enhance intelligence and utility of files.


InfiniteIO and SwiftStack representatives say the solution can scale to billions of file or petabytes on a single system and can be implemented with minimal to no changes to business operations. End-user access to files remains the same, including for old content migrated to SwiftStack.

InfiniteIO has continued to invest in hybrid cloud data management, with the SwiftStack partnership is the latest step. InfiniteIO has also expanded its leadership team by appointing a new WW Sales VP/channel chief Michael Croll, VP of EMEA Gurdip Kalley, VP of Product Management Kris Meier, and VP of Marketing Liem Nguyen in the past year.
Published Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:21 AM by David Marshall
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