SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Today at the OpenStack Summit, SwiftStack CEO Joe Arnold released his new industry-defining book, Object Storage with Swift. Written for deployers, operators and developers interested in using Swift, the O'Reilly published book covers the fundamentals, implementation and ongoing management of Swift.

This is Arnold's second book focusing on object storage and Swift. His previous book, Software Defined Storage with OpenStack Swift, published in 2013, focused on how to use OpenStack Swift as a platform for a Software Defined Storage (SDS) system. Object Storage with Swift builds on this, delving deeper into the components of object storage and covering the benefits and how-to's of deploying, developing for and managing Swift.

"Today's applications require an object storage infrastructure built for scale with global distribution. OpenStack Swift object storage is the de facto standard," said Joe Arnold, CEO of SwiftStack. "I'm passionate about the benefits Swift object storage provides IT and what it means for enterprises. As Swift innovation and rapid adoption continue, I will continue to provide guidance to these visionary architects and developers."

Each day this week, SwiftStack will give away free advance copies of the book to the first 100 attendees at their OpenStack Summit booth (E22). Arnold will sign copies of the book Tuesday, May 13 at 12:45pm ET and Wednesday, May 14 at 3:30pm ET.

An Early Release eBook is currently available for $29.99 from O'Reilly, and a free Rough Cut is also available on Safari for subscribers. A print version of the book will be available this September for $29.99 from O'Reilly or through SwiftStack by emailing

About SwiftStack
SwiftStack is an industry-leading object storage software company. With OpenStack's object storage project Swift at its core, SwiftStack offers a flexible and powerful software defined storage solution 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

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