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 on our integration with S3 at the Tech Field Day (#TFD10) we hosted in February at our Austin, TX headquarters.
As the leader in scale-out object storage with over 4X the number of deployments touted by others in the market space, we are always looking ahead to determine what customers will need in the future. That is why we fully integrated with Active Directory (AD) and other LDAP servers in 2012. We make that integration super easy, even shipping it with an example config. We also allow Users (or Admins) to create S3 access keys via our API or our Swarm Content Portal User Interface.
Enterprises widely use AD/LDAP services to add users and groups (not the AWS mechanism), and any storage service provider will need a centralized user repository like AD/LDAP since they need it for the other services they offer, such as compute. In addition, we support secure communication directly to AD/LDAP.
Earlier this year, we added an object versioning feature to Swarm that is compatible with S3 versioning. S3 versioning is an industry-standard capability; however, Swarm’s object versioning extends that capability with our HTTP interface. The feature allows past versions of tenanted alias objects and named objects to accumulate, be listed via Swarm Search, and be accessible by their version ID (ETag).
Want to learn more? Contact us, or join Eric Dey, Caringo Developer turned Product Manager for Cloud, for his Amazon S3 Compatibility for Your Enterprise webinar on July 14. Eric will explain how Caringo’s scale-out object storage integrates with Amazon S3 and is fully integrated with Active Directory (AD) and other LDAP servers. Eric will explain how Caringo makes integration simple, even allowing Users (or Admins) to create S3 access keys via our API or our Swarm Content Portal User Interface.
We’ve been in the scale-out object storage marketplace the longest, anticipating what is needed to keep up with the data deluge of the 21st century. Watch for more groundbreaking news this summer and fall from Caringo as we continue to lead the way.