New Technology Partnership Pairs Hassle-Free, Limitless Object Storage Software with High-Performance Hardware Solutions
Austin, TX, August 2, 2018 — Caringo, Inc., a pioneer in scale-out object storage, today announced a partnership with Strongbox Computers Ltd, a leading computer manufacturer specializing in custom solutions targeted towards the Media and Entertainment industry in the United Kingdom.
Strongbox Computers was created with one simple premise in mind—to build the fastest and most reliable computers money can buy. Based in the world-famous Pinewood Studios complex in Buckinghamshire UK, Strongbox provides cutting-edge, high-performance workstations, servers, and render farms for the world’s leading media and film companies. Tailoring solutions to meet client’s specific requirements and use cases, Strongbox has broken countless benchmark processing records with their innovative products and technology integrations while providing exceptional reliability and service. The partnership with Caringo enables Strongbox to offer hassle-free, limitless storage for asset distribution, delivery and archive to their customers.
“Many of our customers have asked us for high-end storage and, specifically, Object-Based Storage (OBS). After extensive research and testing, we chose Caringo as a partner as it offers excellent OBS together with many unique features useful to post-production and media companies,” said Alastair Head, Business Development Director at Strongbox. “We hope to add many new users to the Caringo family and look forward to working with the dynamic team at Caringo to build additional pipelines of business over the coming months.”
Caringo solves the issues associated with storing and protecting rapidly growing digital assets while keeping them online and accessible. Caringo Swarm brings organizations many of the benefits of the cloud right in their own data center, including easy-to-manage limitless scale; instant access over HTTP, S3 and NFS for traditional in-network access; and direct-to-consumer streaming. All with built-in data protection and an architecture that protects from hacks and ransomware.
“Our goal is to partner with best-in-region Solution Providers, like Strongbox, who share the same focus on innovation, reliability and customer service as Caringo,” said Ben Canter, Caringo’s VP of Sales. “We are excited to work with Strongbox to solve the challenges driven by today’s on-demand world and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined object storage solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, iQ Media, Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.
Strongbox was formed by individuals with the highest level of technical expertise and marketing ability to supply high-end compute solutions using a hardware-agnostic approach. Each solution is bespoke, built around the software and workflows the customer uses so that huge efficiencies of resource can be made. Strongbox works predominantly in Film, VFX, Animation, VR and AI. From offering the fastest rendering power on the planet to supplying focused storage systems, Strongbox is becoming the go-to company for Film and Media IT solutions.