AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 11, 2014 — Caringo®, the leading provider of object storage software, today announced it has been named as one of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 by CRN. The annual list recognizes the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions tailored to address the channel industry’s unique needs. Caringo CAStor® object storage software was honored for its ease of management, continuous data protection, and plug-and-play scale from terabytes to petabytes that meets any storage SLA.

Each year, CRN honors the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors in an effort to help solution providers navigate the growing cloud marketplace and identify the best solutions to support the IT channel. Winners are named across five major cloud categories including platforms and tools, infrastructure, storage, security and software, based on data and information gathered from both solution provider nominations and the CRN editorial team.

Caringo object storage software focuses on scalability, efficiency, flexibility, and automation. IT Channel partners can combine Caringo software with their choice of hardware and select the protection scheme that best suits their customer’s price and performance requirements. This gives solutions providers the ability to offer cloud storage service solutions with the broadest range of SLAs while ensuring ease of management and massive scalability on any server or storage hardware and any drive type.

“The adoption of cloud computing solutions is showing no signs of slowing down as solution providers look to provide their clients with the scalability, flexibility and cost benefits necessary to compete in today’s business environment,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Each vendor on this list was carefully selected based on its ability to help organizations capitalize on those opportunities.”

“The first place that a lot of organizations go for advice on a cloud storage service infrastructure is their channel partners, which is why we are honored to be on CRN’s Coolest Cloud Vendors list,” said Mark Goros, CEO of Caringo. “We are looking forward to what is already a great 2014 due in large part to providing the most efficient and flexible object storage software and unrivaled support to our channel partners.”

Coverage of the 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors will be featured in the February issue of CRN, and online at

About Caringo

Caringo develops object storage software that gives you control over any volume, flow or size of unstructured information; dramatically reducing complexity and costs while extracting maximum value and performance from hardware. Caringo’s unique benefits are delivered through a symmetric architecture that enables massive scalability, elastic content protection, and automation of management in a comprehensive software suite. The result is the industry’s most efficient object storage software ideal for cloud storage, big data, and active archives in any industry.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at