SwiftStack Names Storage Executive, Don Jaworski, CEO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Feb 24, 2015) – SwiftStack, the leader in object storage software for the enterprise, today announced that it has named Don Jaworski CEO. Jaworski assumes the new executive leadership role as SwiftStack prepares for rapid growth as a result of increasing demand for an enterprise-ready object store that delivers the scalability and flexibility required to enable the adoption of best-of-breed storage for large-scale environments. Jaworski succeeds co-founder Joe Arnold who will remain SwiftStack’s President and Chief Product Officer.
Today’s data footprints are growing exponentially, with greater complexity than ever. Beyond scaling data, IT must cope with changing business expectations that affect performance, impact virtualized IT landscapes and drive alternative service delivery models. Traditional storage solutions are no longer viable in this new landscape which is globally distributed and requires access from anywhere, on any device and using any application. SwiftStack provides the storage architecture needed to optimize application performance and the flexibility and choice of hardware required to increase efficiencies. With OpenStack Swift as its core, SwiftStack is delivering on the most widely accessible enterprise-ready object store available today.
“There is a global revolution in IT that’s driving a new organizational model to IT-as-a-Service. Object storage is enabling this transformation and only an open source model can deliver the rapid innovation and vendor neutrality needed to fuel this change,” said Jaworski. “SwiftStack’s purpose-built object store is uniquely positioned to address this emerging market opportunity. I look forward to helping chart the company’s growth during such a pivotal time in the history of enterprise storage.”
“During this time of true storage transformation, there is no better person to lead SwiftStack than Don,” said Arnold. “Don has been central to each major shift in storage. His insight, vision and leadership is exactly what we need for this next phase of rapid growth.”
Jaworski brings more than 30 years of product, engineering and executive management experience to SwiftStack. His career includes past executive positions with NetApp, Brocade, Engine Yard, CacheFlow Inc. (now BlueCoat), Nokia Internet Communications, Ipsilon Networks (Nokia) and Sun Microsystems (Oracle). In addition to serving as SwiftStack CEO, he also serves as an Advisor and Board Member for a number of early stage companies. Jaworski received a B.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
SwiftStack is an industry leading object storage company. With OpenStack’s object storage project Swift at its core, SwiftStack offers a flexible and powerful software platform that allows operators to simplify management of massively scale efficiently. With SwiftStack, application 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 OpenView Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund and Storm Ventures. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit www.swiftstack.com.