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Behind the Scenes with SwiftStack Gurus on Global Object Storage

Stephen_Spector on ‎06-05-2014 11:24 AM

Last week, I posted a blog with a short video from HP IT and SwiftStack discussing how HP uses SwiftStack on our internal OpenStack® clouds. As a follow up, I spent time talking with Joe Arnold, CEO and founder of SwiftStack and John Dickinson, Director Technology, SwiftStack to learn more details about this deployment and the role of Swift in open source object storage solutions.


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John Dickinson

Director of Technology, SwiftStack
OpenStack Swift Project Technical Lead
Open Compute Storage Committee Chair

John joined SwiftStack as Director of Technology coming from Rackspace where he worked on Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Swift, the large-scale distributed object storage system which SwiftStack is built on. As the Project Technical Lead (PTL) for OpenStack Swift, John is also leading much of its community development efforts.


Joe Arnold

CEO, SwiftStack 

Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, open-source cloud storage systems using OpenStack. He managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace, and has subsequently deployed multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He is currently building tools to deploy and manage OpenStack Swift with his firm, SwiftStack.

About the Author


Stephen Spector is a HPE Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorID

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