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 Oscars and Golden Globe awards presentations.
At Caringo, we are excited about the TechTarget and Storage Magazine Product of the Year awards, and thrilled to be nominated once again in the Enterprise Storage Software category. Like all awards, there is a fairly complex process associated with the nomination and judging. For us, the nomination is validation that we achieved our goal with FileFly for Swarm—to help enterprises optimize filers, consolidate files, and streamline backup and recovery.
Being able to use object storage on your terms is resounding with analysts as well as with customers, and many understand how object storage technology can help them keep up with the velocity of change. Since launching FileFly, we’ve received an overwhelming amount of positive responses to FileFly. Check out these articles:
- Caringo Swarm object storage software refines migration by Garry Kranz
- Caringo has a Swarm of FileFlies to carry off old files by Chris Mellor
- Caringo Expands File System Capacity Using Object Storage by Mike Vizard
ESG analyst Scott Sinclair published a whitepaper explaining how FileFly “allows existing NAS environments to scale near infinitely, with no need for filer sprawl, while introducing new capacity price points closer to that of commodity off-the-shelf hardware.”
As is typical with awards, the TechTarget Storage Magazine awards has an extensive vetting process. Finalists were judged by a panel comprised of a cross-section of users, analysts, consultants and Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors. The products are then rated according to their innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use, functionality and value.
So, like Leonardo DiCaprio (who won his 3rd Golden Globe Sunday night for his starring role in The Revenant but is still looking for his first Oscar), we will have to wait until February to find out if we are the big winners. In the meantime, we will continue working to give you the technology you need to keep up with the explosion of data that is affecting every organization in both private and public sectors.
If you want to learn more about object storage, join my colleague Adrian Herrera for our upcoming webinar: Object Storage: Using next-generation storage to solve today’s data problems.