Technology moves quickly, and with every passing day, the need for innovative ways to manage unstructured data becomes more critical. The traditional models of data storage (SAN and NAS) leave businesses vulnerable to data loss and exorbitant costs with vendor lock-in. And while the cloud is often convenient for instant infrastructure and compute, compounding recurring costs and data security are still issues for many organizations. Add to this the difficulty in moving large data sets, and moving to a complete cloud method for storing and accessing data sets over a few hundred terabytes can become a costly endeavor.
We have been solving the challenges associated with storing and managing large data sets for over 12 years. Knowing we could apply what we have learned, we set out to help organizations leverage the benefits of cloud (instant off-site protection and leveraging compute services) while maintaining security and control for the majority of their unstructured data. That is what led to a close collaboration with the Azure storage team and the development of Swarm Hybrid Cloud for Azure. Caringo Swarm Hybrid Cloud for Azure converts files from an S3 object, Caringo object or NFS-accessible file to native Azure blob format while preserving all metadata. Swarm transfers data from domains in your data center using our feeds replication mechanism to Azure storage accounts in native Azure Blob format. You are then free to access that data however you would like, move it to one of Microsoft’s new services for transcoding or processing, or move it to a different region to satisfy disaster recovery requirements.
Watch this demo video to see how it works:
Have questions? Contact us or register now for our Caringo Swarm Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure webinar. Caringo Product Manager Eric Dey will talk about Caringo’s latest product features and explain how organizations can get data protection and additional benefits by using a hybrid cloud strategy.
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET
Abstract: This whitepaper presents the results from recent benchmarking of Caringo Swarm object storage on a multi-Terabit converged Ethernet Software-Defined Storage Super Data Cluster deployed by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Scientific … More Details »