Caringo Named Among Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors of 2011 by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine

AUSTIN, Texas, April 11, 2011 — Caringo, the leading provider of scalable object storage software for secure, self-managing, compliant and high performance storage clouds, was named one of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors of 2011 by Everything Channel’s CRN. This selection was part of a comprehensive list of the Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors that highlights the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions for the channel – including storage cloud offerings, security cloud offerings, cloud applications, cloud infrastructure and cloud platforms to enable solution providers to shift their business to delivering Cloud-based solutions.

“This year’s Top Cloud Computing Vendors award is based on a cloud vendor’s approach to creating an innovative product, or an innovative approach to supporting solution providers in the IT channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director CRN. “Specifically, these Cloud vendors help resellers transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging cloud computing has to offer.”

Caringo’s CAStor is innovative software that creates storage clusters using standard server hardware, and virtualizes disk capacity to create a single pool of storage. It scales seamlessly to meet dynamic capacity demands. CAStor Clusters are self-configuring, managing and healing in real time while delivering continuous availability to data and dramatically reducing both Opex and Capex. CAStor keeps infrastructure simple, allowing adaptive behavior such as automatic spin down of drives to save power and cooling (patent-pending Darkive™) and dynamic caching of high demand objects to keep latency low. Content integrity is guaranteed even while generations of hardware flow beneath the CAStor Cluster.

“We are pleased to have been named as one of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors by CRN,” said Mark Goros, CEO at Caringo. “Our inclusion on this list further validates CAStor’s ability to provide the massive scalability, efficiency and dramatic affordability that organizations need to move their storage systems to a private or public cloud. CAStor is a breakthrough for organizations looking to automatically archive and distribute their digital content from cloud to cloud.”

The list of CRN’s Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors of 2011 is available on CRN’s website: www.crn.com.

About Caringo

Caringo, Inc. believes that file systems are a relic of the past. Today’s digital content should be stored with its metadata for secure, reusable, long term, multi-application use. Simplicity is the keyword at Caringo; for simplicity brings performance, flexibility and robustness while breaking the barriers of file system limitations. Storing your content in CAStor empowers applications to access it either as an object or as a file – a standard file system view on a future-proof object based storage system. Caringo customers have their choice of commodity hardware to build a robust storage cluster that dramatically improves the scope and economics of any content storage. Caringo makes content storage affordable, scalable, fast and easy.