AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2015 — Caringo® today announced Tony Barbagallo has joined its executive team as Vice President of Product. He brings more than 20 years of successful business-to-business product leadership in software, hardware, storage, networking and security.

Barbagallo – who has earned multiple awards throughout his career, including CRN ‘Channel Chief’ – honed his expertise in storage at companies including EMC Dantz, EVault (acquired by Seagate), and Skyera (acquired by Western Digital). He has held executive and senior marketing positions at start-ups, early stage and Fortune 500s including Microsoft, WildPackets, Viathan, VXtreme, Wind River and Sun Microsystems. Barbagallo earned a BS in computer science from Syracuse University and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University.

“It’s rare to find a combination of technical sophistication and market knowledge in one head, yet that’s exactly what Tony brings to the team,” said Jonathan Ring, CEO and founder of Caringo. “He’s stepping into an impactful role in a fast-paced, highly competitive market and we’re confident he’ll rise to the challenge.”

“Caringo is unquestionably a storage software pioneer, so like most in our industry I’ve followed the evolution of their core technology and watched it bloom,” said Barbagallo. “There’s a disruptive opportunity for this foundation in many market segments, and I look forward to helping solidify Caringo’s leadership in the market.”

Caringo Swarm is a comprehensive approach to software-defined object storage that delivers scalability, performance, data security, and support for all major cloud, file and storage protocols. 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.

About Caringo

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.