Swarm 8 is HereWhen we founded Caringo over a decade ago, the largest hard drive was 750 GB, YouTube had just launched, the term ‘Cloud’ was used to describe weather and just storing and protecting millions of files was considered “next gen.” Fast forward 10 years to today, and 10 TB drives are here, a staggering 4 billion YouTube videos are viewed every day, your grandma knows how to store data in “the cloud,” and even small organizations need to store, protect, organize and search billions of files. I stress the term need to because solving these issues is still a challenge for most, until today.

Today, we’ve consolidated a decade of experience and expertise to launch Swarm 8—searchable storage for the cloud age—combining the ease of management and economics of cloud infrastructure with organization and search at scale. You no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data you are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of your resources.

So why is this important? Because forward-thinking businesses understand that the relationships between data and keeping content accessible and instantly searchable increase profit and agility. Said another way, if you can keep your data online, organize it and search it, you can continue to extract value from it. In the information age, those that can leverage their long tail data will not only succeed, they will reap benefits orders of magnitude greater than those constrained by limits in traditional technologies.

This isn’t a new idea for us. It was what drove our original vision of changing the economics of storage. Even a decade ago, we knew the cost curve of storage wasn’t in line with what was needed to extract the value of data stored. And this cost curve becomes crippling at tens of millions of files…let alone billions of files. So we decided to change the cost curve and bring what was once attainable by only a few web-scale organizations with hundreds of developers to every organization.

Whether you are an IT admin tasked with delivering services internally or a developer tasked with enabling web apps for millions of users, Swarm 8 will help you achieve and exceed your business objectives. Here is a brief list of what’s new. This in no way encompasses all of the features in Swarm 8. These are just the highlights:

  • Dynamic insight and organization at massive scale. Gain robust insight and view relationships between objects through ad hoc search and query of object attributes or custom metadata.
  • Rapid file use case development. Object versioning and object renaming dramatically reduce the development effort of integrating object storage with file system-based applications and interfaces.
  • All-inclusive, no-surprise pricing. Swarm 8 comes standard with ALL functionality enabled. This includes unique Swarm features like Darkive™ adaptive power conservation, WORM, Integrity Seals, Legal Hold, multi-tenancy (for public/hybrid/private) cloud deployment, and Search.
  • Flexible deployment to meet any operational business requirements. Swarm 8 is available as software you run in your own data center(s), as a service in any of the Microsoft Azure globally distributed data centers or as a fully managed service within BT or Telefónica’s globally distributed data centers.

If you want to learn more, or want to ask our product experts questions, register for one of our upcoming Swarm 8 webinars: