Nvidia announced today that it has acquired SwiftStack, a software-centric data storage and management platform that supports public cloud, on-premises, and edge deployments.
The company's recent product launches have focused on improving support for AI, high-performance computing, and accelerated computing workloads, which Nvidia is certainly most interested in.
“Building AI supercomputers is exciting for the entire SwiftStack Team, ”said the company's co-founder and CPO Joe Arnold in today's announcement. "We couldn't be more excited to work with the talented people at NVIDIA and look forward to contributing to its leading global accelerated computing solutions. "
The two companies did not announce the price of the acquisition, but SwiftStack had previously raised approximately $ 23.6 million in the A and B series rounds led by the Mayfield Fund and OpenView Venture Partners. Other investors are Storm Ventures and UMC Capital.
SwiftStack, founded in 2011, chose OpenStack, the massive open source project, to offer companies an AWS-like management experience in their own data centers. The company made one of the largest contributions to OpenStack's Swift object storage platform and offered a range of services, although it appears to have played down OpenStack in recent years The popularity of this platform has waned in many industries.
SwiftStack lists such as PayPal. Rogers, data center provider DC Blox, Snapfish and Verizon (theinformationsuperhighway's parent company) on his customer side. Nvidia is also a customer.
SwiftStack notes that the team continues to manage existing open source tools such as Swift, ProxyFS, 1space and Controller.
"SwiftStack technology is already an important part of NVIDIA's GPU-based AI infrastructure, and this acquisition will strengthen our work for you," said Arnold.