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Partners are cheering as #Cisco boosts its storage offensive through a new strategic partnership with open-source Swift #objectstorage provider #SwiftStack to provide a new turnkey solution enabling enterprises to build public cloud storage capabilities within their on-premise data centers. With the #Dell – #EMC merger on the horizon, Cisco is integrating its #Metapod OpenStack-based private cloud software with SwiftStack 4.0 – the vendor’s newest open-source Swift object platform featuring integrated load balancing and improved metadata searches. The alliance marks Cisco’s first object storage technology partnership.  “It’s a really smart play by Cisco to be partnering around Swift and OpenStack object storage because Cisco doesn’t really have that option for object technology like some other competing vendors,” said Robert Keblusek, chief technology officer of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sentinel Technologies, No. 131 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500. “It’s a great fit for us to bring to market and it’s going to make it easier to consume on Cisco technology for the customers and [easier] for us to sell.”

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