Caringo Swarm and Western Digital Ultrastar® Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server Work Together to Enable Simplified Management of Unstructured Data at Massive Scale with Improved TCO
Austin, TX, October 13, 2020 — Caringo, Inc. announced today a collaboration with Western Digital to combine its Swarm Data Management and Object Storage Platform with Western Digital’s Ultrastar Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server for managing unstructured data at massive scale. The joint solution enables customers to store up to a petabyte (PB) of data in 4U, while reducing costs, simplifying data management and supporting remote access requirements for collaboration, and continued data mining and monetization.
Caringo Swarm, now at version 11.3, is a proven software-defined management platform that provides a S3-compatible, on-premises solution for storage, protection, analysis, organization and search at massive scale for unstructured data (e.g., photos, videos and files). Using Caringo Swarm with Western Digital’s performance-optimized hybrid server is an excellent choice for enterprise organizations, OEMs, cloud service providers and systems integrators.
“Digital content and how it is consumed and managed has dramatically changed over the past decade, forcing organizations to quickly modernize their storage infrastructure,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo CEO. “The combination of Caringo Swarm and Western Digital’s hybrid storage servers offers a great solution for these organizations. We are excited to partner with Western Digital as their leading innovations such as patented IsoVibe™ vibration isolation technology and ArcticFlow™ thermal zone cooling technology can help improve reliability and reduce field drive returns by 62%*.”
The Ultrastar Serv60+8 is a high-capacity hybrid storage server with compute included to address the demanding needs of large enterprise customers, OEMs, cloud service providers, and integrators that require dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage. This hybrid storage server provides the added durability and data reliability required to manage the data-intensive workloads in big data and software-defined storage (SDS) environments. With a choice of CPUs, memory and drives, the Ultrastar Serv60+8 offers the flexibility to balance performance with cost.
“With the continued explosive growth in data, it is now more important than ever for organizations to find reliable data infrastructure and management solutions that are highly scalable yet extremely cost-effective,” said Kurt Chan, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Platforms Business Unit at Western Digital. “Our vertically integrated storage servers and drives provide a very high ratio of storage to compute, which is ideal for object-based storage. We are excited to collaborate with Caringo and the company’s Swarm object storage software to help organizations simplify data management, while also optimizing performance and realizing improved TCO.”
* Based on observed and projected drive return data compared to previous generation, does not change product specifications and does not alter the product warranty.
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, unlocks data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.
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