AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2015 — Caringo® today announced that it has been awarded patent No. 8,938,633 for adaptive power conservation in storage clusters by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company is using the patented technology under the trademarked name Darkive™.
Darkive enables users of Caringo Swarm object storage software to adaptively spin down disks and reduce CPU utilization. Administrators have complete control over Darkive and can specify periods of inactivity before disks and processors are spun down. In addition, there is a configurable time interval to wake up the node to check and automatically repair any data integrity issues via built in health processing. Darkive allows users to:
- Lower their energy and cooling costs
- Extend the life of all hardware by reducing constant use
- Provide more efficient operation of older hardware
- Provide similar operational costs of tape while maintaining sub-second access to data when needed
- Set specific nodes as deep archive nodes that awaken only when needed, fill disk by disk, and go back to sleep until access is required
“The access patterns and retention requirements for enterprise data have changed considerably over the last few years to a store-everything, always accessible approach and storage must adapt,” said Adrian J Herrera, Caringo VP of Marketing. “We developed Darkive to help organizations of any size extract every bit and watt of value while keeping their data searchable, accessible, and protected. Caringo Swarm is the only object storage software solution on the market with this feature, and being awarded the patent is validation of our innovative approach.”
Caringo patents are currently deployed as part of its comprehensive approach to software-defined object storage – Caringo Swarm. Swarm leverages simple and emergent behavior with decentralized coordination turning standard hardware into a reliable pool of shared resources that adapts to any workload or use case while offering a foundation for new data services. For more information on Caringo Swarm visit www.caringo.com.
Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by developing software designed 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 is the foundation for web-scale storage solutions for the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefonica, British Telecom, Ask.com, Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Follow us on twitter @CaringoStorage and visit www.caringo.com to learn more.
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