AUSTIN, Texas, January 11, 2017 — Caringo today announced that SwarmNFS has been chosen as a finalist in TechTarget’s Storage magazine and 2016 Product of the Year awards in the Server-Based Storage category. The company’s Swarm product was similarly honored in 2014, as was FileFly™ for Swarm in 2015.

Finalists were judged by a panel comprised of a cross-section of users, analysts, consultants and Storage magazine and editors. The products are rated according to their innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use, functionality and value. Results will be published in the February issue of Storage magazine and online.

Caringo SwarmNFS is the first lightweight file protocol converter to bring the benefits of scale-out object storage — including built-in data protection, high-availability, and powerful metadata — to NFSv4. The power behind SwarmNFS lies in the innovative patent-pending protocol conversion approach that streams data in parallel between native NFSv4 applications and the Caringo Swarm Cloud and Object Storage platform. This allows users to reap the benefits of a limitless pool of scale-out storage with built-in data protection in areas including content distribution, video surveillance, research, big data, digital curation and document management.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by TechTarget as having provided one of the top server-based storage products of the year with our latest nomination for SwarmNFS,” said Tony Barbagallo, VP Product of Caringo. “SwarmNFS enables new use cases for object storage. Now, organizations can use existing native NFS file-based applications for the first time, without customizing them. Being named as a finalist for product of the year is further validation that we are meeting the needs of the quickly evolving marketplace.”

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Founded in 2005, Caringo is committed to helping customers unlock the value of their data and solve issues associated with data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, eliminates the need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis—radically reducing total cost of ownership. Today, Caringo Swarm Cloud and Object Storage Platform is the foundation for simple, bulletproof, limitless storage solutions for Texas Tech University Systems, NEP, the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefónica, British Telecom,, Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Visit to learn more.