|Firefly and SwiftStack partner to deliver Test Drives™ of SwiftStack’s Enterprise-grade Object Storage Solution|
Firefly is pleased to announce a partnership with SwiftStack, the leader in a new breed of object storage, to deliver Test Drives™ of SwiftStack’s enterprise-grade object storage.
Firefly has over ten years of experience developing and delivering education to accelerate New Product Introduction (NPI) programs for technology vendors. Firefly invented the Test Drive™ model of pre-sales customer engagement in 2007. Firefly has since delivered over 8,000 Test Drives™ to end users and channel partners.
SwiftStack is building software to help users easily create large-scale object storage infrastructure in their own data center. This strategic partnership with SwiftStack continues to strengthen Firefly’s expertise and offerings around OpenStack. The SwiftStack Test Drive™ is not just about OpenStack Storage, but also provides an excellent content repository, backup and disaster recovery, archiving, Big Data/Hadoop and much more. Because it is software and open source, SwiftStack provides an affordable, scaleable option to meet large-storage needs.
“Firefly recognizes the market importance of OpenStack and in that same vein, we have started working with SwiftStack to offer a test drive workshop that gives organizations the ability to take a technical deep dive into the core functionality and benefits of SwiftStack’s Object Storage” said David Liebman, CTO Firefly. “In doing this, Firefly has also recognized the key value in introducing new, cutting-edge technologies to our customers. With SwiftStack, we have found it goes far beyond an Object Storage solution with the numerous use cases and values it brings.”