The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013


SwiftStack

CEO: Joe Arnold

SwiftStack, a startup developer of software-defined storage technology, in March came out of stealth mode saying it had raised $6.1 million in its Series A funding. It has since started its own private cloud offering and signed technology deals with Intel and Seagate.

SwiftStack was founded in 2011 by a team of developers with experience in the Web infrastructure business. The company is developing software-defined storage for object storage in order to make it easy for customers in the Web, mobile and software-as-a-service markets with a heavy mobile focus to run a public storage cloud inside their own data centers. With Swift, the actual object store is decoupled from the management, allowing customers to use commodity storage systems and scale out their storage infrastructures similar to how Amazon S3 does for public clouds. SwiftStack is the core contributor to the OpenStack Swift open source project for developing a highly available, distributed object store.