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Differences that save you time, optimize resources and let your storage evolve.

As with any technology there are many ways to solve the same issue. However, some ways are better than others. At Caringo we work tirelessly to ensure that our technological differences and innovations solve the most pressing issues associated with aggressively scaling storage environments.

All nodes, working as one.
Store, access, recover and scale – faster.

Swarm architecture

Shatters complexity so that you can stop worrying about managing and scaling storage.

Swarm architecture is a massively parallel, redundant array of independent nodes that boot from bare metal, run completely from RAM and where each node can perform every process. All legacy technology that constrains traditional storage like file systems and OS installs are eliminated. Swarm is what makes Caringo the most efficient and easy to manage object storage solution on the planet.


No more 3AM alerts.

No specialty nodes, no single points of failure, no file system, and no metadata database.

Benefits of Swarm Architecture

  • All nodes run the same software and can perform all operations
  • Self contained software stack that boots from bare metal
  • Runs completely from RAM, leaves disk capacity for content
  • An innovative algorithm efficiently routes requests to their optimal node
  • Plug and play linear scale without downtime – seamlessly evolve and retire hardware
  • Tune hardware to your use case, mix and match in the same cluster
  • Up to 98% disk utilization!

You can do more, when more is done for you.

Lifepoints™ One system administrator can manage over 10 petabytes and billions of objects.

Lifepoints are system enforced and managed content lifecycle policies. CAStor stores all operational and descriptive information needed to execute these policies with the object itself – eliminating the need for a vulnerable metadata database and associated database administration.

The Health Processor continuously runs in the background enforcing Lifepoints and ensuring optimal use of available resources system wide.


The value of content changes, storage should adapt.

Elastic Content Protection Reduce data center footprint by up to 60%; provide any mix of storage SLAs.

Elastic Content Protection (ECP) provides the storage industry's most comprehensive data protection functionality and enables you to match the right storage durability and SLA to individual users or apps, optimize data center footprint, and enhance data accessibility regardless of content size, capacity or number of data centers. ECP is the only data protection scheme to provide the choice and movement between replication and erasure coding, simultaneously available on the same node with automated migration from one protection scheme to the other. The result is a storage solution that dynamically adapts storage capacity utilization and object count based on your business, retention or accessibility requirements.

Erasure Coding

Enterprise protection at lower storage footprint levels.

Ideal for moderately sized content (1 MB+) and large content stores.

As file sizes and data sets grow - operational resources such as data center space, power, cooling and hardware become more difficult to manage and copy based protection schemes become less efficient. The solution is erasure coding, which breaks a file into multiple data segments and computes parity segments, resulting in total segments that use less capacity and operational resources than an additional copy but still provide enterprise grade protections.

Files split into multiple data segments (k) and additional parity segments (p) based on the content of the data segments. This results in m total segments (k + p = m) being distributed to m different CAStor nodes or sub-clusters.


Enterprise protection with faster access for small or large files.

Ideal for content delivery and small files (KBs-MBs).

Responsiveness is enabled by rapid access to a file. This means that to ensure snappy response times replicating whole copies is a better solution than splitting a file into segments. In addition there is overhead associated with splitting a file into segments which is why erasure coding is less efficient for smaller files. For these use cases replication is ideal.

Replication uses copy-based data protection where complete copies of a piece of content are made and distributed across nodes or sub-clusters. Because replication stores data contiguously on disk once the first bit is identified, content is delivered rapidly and efficiently without the need for rehydration.

Darkive™Reduce power and cooling by up to 80%

Darkive is a patented adaptive power conservation technology that monitors storage system operations and automatically spins down disks and reduces CPU utilization.


Benefits of Darkive

  • Lower energy and cooling costs with customizable power consumption for specific hardware.
  • Extend the life of all hardware by reducing constant use based on hardware age.
  • More efficient operation of older hardware leading to significant reductions in overall power consumption.
  • Operational costs of tape while still maintaining fast access when content is needed.
  • Ability to set specific nodes as deep archive nodes which awaken only when needed, fill disk by disk, and go back to sleep until access is required.

Content Integrity Seal and Legal Hold Meet regulatory compliance and internal governance - avoid hefty penalties and fines.

Content Integrity Seal is patented technology that establishes content authenticity by creating and storing a unique hash of the data stored with the object UUID, computed on the content only, not the metadata. Content integrity seals can be updated if the hashing algorithm used is ever compromised.

Legal Hold creates a point-in-time snapshot of a specified set of objects at a specified time that are then immutably stored regardless of what happens to the original object or cluster.

Legal Hold


CAStor datasheet

CAStor® Object Storage Software

Store massive amounts of content for any amount of time.

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Elastic Content Protection datasheet

Elastic Content Protection

Dynamic content protection using both replication and erasure coding for CAStor object storage.

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Content Router datasheet

Content Router

Automate the distribution of content between CAStor object storage clusters.

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Erasure Coding white paper

Replication and Erasure Coding Explained

White Paper | Feb 2013 | 10 pages

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