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Bridging Old and New Storage with Object Storage

There are two quite different real-world applications of the Caringo Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform—one using a bridging solution from legacy file servers and another that takes advantage of new cloud interfaces like RESTful APIs (HTTP or S3). So how do you bridge the old and the new world of storage? We must first […]

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The FileFly Diet for Bloated Windows File Servers

In today’s world, data is not deleted and enterprise data is growing exponentially. With sophisticated tracking, demographics information and analytics, any enterprise organization with a website—and that’s every enterprise—is gathering enormous amounts information on their customers, site visitors, usage, buying patterns…and, well, you name it. Depending on which analysts you believe, there will be 7 […]

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Back to Basics: What is Object Storage?

Let’s get back to basics and talk about what object storage is, how it compares to traditional file and block storage, and when object storage is the right solution for your data center. There are 3 main network storage technologies: Block: Data is organized through block IDs (e.g., sector number) and can be organized as […]

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Caringo SwarmNFS Shines in 2016

It’s that time of year again. From Hollywood to high tech, we start seeing the best of 2016 recognized. Server-based storage finalists in the 2016 Storage magazine/SearchStorage Products of the Year competition were announced last week, and include a mix of new and updated products that reflect the growing trend to use commodity hardware to […]

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SC16, Beer and the Challenges of HPC

Today, I’m at SC16 (the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis) in Salt Lake City, Utah with the Caringo team. If you are at the show this week, I hope you will come by and visit us at booth 3647 (and join us for a beer Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon around […]

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Swarm 9: THE Cloud & Object Storage Platform

Today, we announced Swarm 9, and we are boldly calling it “THE Cloud & Object Storage Platform.” This hearkens back to our early days in the industry when we pioneered object storage. Managing the infrastructure for Petabytes of data in and of itself is not overly complex (anymore); however, managing tenants, access, authorization, data organization, metadata […]

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Follow the Leader: Amazon S3 Compatibility

We’ve talked before about Caringo’s history with Amazon Web Services (AWS), most recently when we brought Amazon S3 Compatibility to Microsoft Azure early this year. However, our history with Amazon goes much further back than that, as we announced an S3 Application Verification Program early in 2014. Eric Dey, Caringo Product Manager for Cloud, spoke […]

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Object Storage: What’s in a name?

Caringo Swarm’s unit of content, unsurprisingly, is the object. It isn’t a file technically, as no traditional file systems are used inside of Swarm. File systems simply aren’t robust or fast enough to scale into the hundreds of billions of objects, but as with most technologies, there are tradeoffs. Typically, once an object is written […]

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Swarm brings Amazon S3 Compatibility to Microsoft Azure

We live in a world of instant gratification. From microwave popcorn to Netflix, we expect what we want now and don’t want to wait…and our expectations of infrastructure are no different. This is why we are so excited about the immediate availability of Caringo Swarm on Microsoft Azure. Caringo Swarm users have immediate access to […]

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Turning Heads in Tech with Object Storage

As the new year gets underway, we start seeing the best of 2015 recognized. While there is a lot of Hollywood hype around movie and television awards, technology awards have a bit less fanfare. However, those of us in the high-tech sector watch these awards with the same enthusiasm as show biz folks watch the […]

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