The Storage Networking Industry Association Welcomes SwiftTest to the Cloud Storage Initiative

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SwiftTest shows dedication to supporting the growing capabilities of cloud-scale storage systems and the burgeoning cloud storage market.

For testing today’s unified storage systems, SwiftTest is at the forefront with a single test tool capable of generating multi-protocol workloads concurrently.

SwiftTest Inc., a developer of powerful and efficient commercial IP network testing tools and solutions, announced that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI). SNIA leads the industry in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational programs to empower organizations in the management and protection of information. The SNIA launched the CSI in October 2009 to support industry leaders committed to driving the growth and success of the global cloud storage market.

SwiftTest supplies the storage industry with premiere testing tools that enable functional and performance testing of IP networked storage, storage-aware network devices, and storage services. For testing today’s unified storage systems, SwiftTest is at the forefront with a single test tool capable of generating multi-protocol workloads including file (CIFS/SMB/SMB2 and NFS), block (iSCSI), and HTTP concurrently. Testing storage systems at cloud scale presents unique challenges which SwiftTest addresses head on.

“SwiftTest joins an ever growing list of leading-edge SNIA member companies that are leading the charge to establish data storage as a service, as part of the industry-wide movement to enterprise-class cloud computing services,” said Wayne M. Adams, SNIA Board of Directors Chairman. “SwiftTest’s innovative tools and testing expertise enables solution providers and service providers to deliver robust cloud storage services, as well as will enable SNIA CSI to further educate the market with proven best practices and rapidly implement the SNIA CDMI standard.”

The mission of the CSI is to promote the adoption of cloud storage as a new delivery model that provides elastic, on-demand storage billed only for what is used. SwiftTest aligns with this initiative by supplying essential tools and methods for development and delivery of the technologies that make this happen. As well, the CSI promotes the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification, which defines the functional data services that applications will use to secure, store, share, and protect data in a cloud. SwiftTest is proud to align with the SNIA in supporting new CDMI-compliant product development in the cloud storage marketplace.

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit http://www.snia.org.

About the SNIA CSI
The SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) fosters the growth and success of the market for cloud storage for vendors, service providers, and users. Members of the CSI work together to advance the adoption of the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard, educate the IT communities about cloud storage, perform market outreach that highlights the virtues of cloud storage, and collaborate with other industry associations on cloud storage technical work. For more information on SNIA’s Cloud Storage activities, visit http://www.snia.org/cloud

About SwiftTest
SwiftTest develops powerful and efficient commercial testing tools and solutions that take the burden of IP storage test tool development off of in-house engineers and QA teams. SwiftTest was founded by test industry veterans who were driven to create the next generation test platform. SwiftTest is located in Santa Clara, California and is privately owned. For more information please visit http://www.swifttest.com.

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