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October 21, 2014 09:00 ET

Alliance Technology Group and SwiftStack Partner to Bring Cost-Effective Cloud Infrastructure to Enterprises

Partnership Will Deliver SwiftStack's Software Defined Storage Platform, Built on OpenStack Swift Object Storage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - SwiftStack, the leader in software-defined storage for the cloud, today announced it has partnered with Alliance Technology Group, a national solutions integrator that delivers scalable, cost-effective infrastructure to enterprise customers. Alliance Technology Group will integrate SwiftStack into its solutions portfolio, offering its customers a software-defined object storage solution that simplifies management and ensures uninterrupted scale and seamless integration across multi-geographic data centers.

Organizations face significant storage concerns with fast-growing data demands, greater complexity, rising costs, compliance and flexibility issues. According to research firm IDC, in 2013 object-based storage (OBS) solutions accounted for over one-third of revenue in the file-and-OBS market and is forecasted to be a $21.7 billion market in 2017.

By adding SwiftStack -- built on the OpenStack Swift object storage engine -- to its offerings, Alliance Technology Group is providing customers with new ways to hurdle the current challenges of storage and while simplifying the complexity of deploying, managing and scaling object storage in their enterprise data centers.

"Alliance Technology Group has a track record of delivering cost-effective and reliable cloud infrastructure to enterprise customers," said Joe Arnold, CEO of SwiftStack. "This partnership furthers that success by offering customers a simple-to-manage and massively scalable object storage engine that can seamlessly integrate with their existing systems and infrastructure."

Alliance Technology Group has a deep investment in OpenStack, the open source cloud software community whose object storage project Swift serves as the backbone for SwiftStack. The Hanover, MD-based solution provider has experts trained and certified in OpenStack and will soon join the OpenStack Foundation.

"We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best software solution possible, and adding SwiftStack to our offerings was a no-brainer," said Chuck Neely, VP of the OpenStack IPA Group at Alliance Technology Group. "We've invested heavily in the OpenStack community and understand the advantages software-defined storage can bring businesses. SwiftStack allows us to take a progressive approach to storage and help our customers tackle their diverse storage demands."

About Alliance Technology Group
Alliance Technology Group, a national solutions integrator, partners with Fortune 500 and government organizations to help customers navigate through a sea of product offerings. Alliance works with enterprise clients, both in commercial and government sectors. Alliance Technology builds and delivers solutions that transform technology infrastructure into flexible and secure architectures, enabling self-service IT, rapidly and at scale. By focusing on emerging technology trends, Alliance Technology helps its clients achieve agility, efficiency, and cost savings.

About SwiftStack
SwiftStack is an industry leading software defined storage company. With OpenStack's object storage project Swift at its core, SwiftStack offers a flexible and powerful software platform that allows operators to deploy, integrate and scale on standard hardware. With SwiftStack, applications developers and operations teams can leverage the power of an object storage infrastructure with the control, security and total cost of ownership their business demands. Launched in 2011, the company boasts support for large enterprise F500 customers. SwiftStack is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices globally, and is backed by top-tier investors, including Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit www.swiftstack.com.

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