I caught the home improvement bug right in the middle of preparing for SC15…so while I’m down at the Austin Convention Center this week talking about Caringo’s Object Storage Software, my house will be getting new hardwood floors (tile was the past two weeks). So, why did I go with tile and hardwood? Simple…I never want to have to worry about my floors again. I want flooring that is virtually bulletproof. And now that I’ve ripped out a bathtub to put in a walk-in shower, I’ve realized that there is limitless potential in my house. Are these traits you want in your data storage?

These are the same three words that we use to describe Caringo Swarm—simple, bulletproof, limitless. The Swarm platform is ideally suited for high-performance computing (HPC) and Big Data since it was designed with massive scale in mind. Able to store trillions of objects of any size without degradation in performance with continuous, flexible data protection, Swarm gives you the same kind of durability that I’m going to get from my new floors.

We all have different learning styles, and I like to see things in action and then be able to ask questions (the tech writer in me I guess). So, at SC15, I want you to see our products in action and be able to get all your questions about object storage answered. In addition to the engineers that work here at our Austin headquarters, we’ve flown in a number of our key experts. We will have demos for you so you can get up close and personal with our products, including:

  • Caringo Swarm—Caringo’s software-defined object storage leverages simple and emergent behavior with decentralized coordination to handle any rate, flow or size of data. Swarm turns standard hardware into a reliable pool of resources that adapts to any workload or use case while offering a foundation for new data services.
  • Caringo SwarmFS for Hadoop—a native Hadoop connector that directly accesses the industry-leading massively parallel storage of Caringo Swarm, enabling Hadoop users to reduce their storage footprint while working with existing applications and meeting compliance regulations.
  • Caringo FileFly™ for Swarm—plugs into file servers combining the performance of file servers with the scalability and economy of object storage without affecting existing mount points or applications.

In addition, we will be showcasing integration with Mangstor High-Performance Storage. Mangstor headquarters are a quick jaunt down the road from Caringo (an excuse to enjoy a drive down one of our most scenic roads in Austin, the Capital of Texas Highway). Their NVMe PCIe SSD and NVMe over fabric, all-flash storage solution accelerates application workloads over standard Ethernet or InfiniBand networks to provide 10X higher IOPs performance and 10X lower latency compared to legacy flash storage arrays. While Caringo software will run on any standard hardware, Caringo on Mangstor provides an integrated solution featuring low latency and high-throughput performance directly from the object store—so you can gain greater insights from your data, faster than ever before.

Supercomputing 2015 Caringo+MangstorMangstor will also be at the SC15 expo, and we have joined forces to bring you an Apple Watch giveaway! Talk to an expert at either the Caringo (#489) or Mangstor (#3119) booth and receive an entry ticket. Complete the ticket, trek to the other side of the expo, and talk to an expert at the other booth. They will take your ticket and make sure it goes into the drawing.

Supercomputing Austin Caringo BoothI’m leaving my home renovations in the hands of my hardwood flooring guy (who I happened to meet at my local pub) and I will be at SC15 (by the way, I’ve still got expo passes available if you need one; just email me at info@caringo.com). Make sure you come by and have a beer with us Tuesday afternoon at the expo (our Founder and CEO Jonathan Ring and several of our VPs will be on hand to visit with you). We also invite you to connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. And, I’ll be live tweeting from the event from my own handle, @cooksarah9.