Latest enhancements can be viewed and set directly through Swarm Portal

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2016 – Caringo today announced the addition of hierarchical data protection policies, historical metrics and usage metering to Caringo Swarm, providing enhanced flexibility and ease of operation for users of the market-leading software-defined object storage platform.

Offered as a complete software appliance, Swarm provides a storage platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Users no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for content delivery, ongoing analysis, and dynamic preservation. Users can consolidate all their files on Swarm, find the data they are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of their resources.

New hierarchical data protection policies provide complete flexibility, allowing users to set policies through Swarm’s UI or via an API across clusters, domains, buckets or objects. Features, such as erasure coding and replication factors, content lifecycle, and WORM enabling/disabling embellish Swarm’s already impressive continuous protection functionality.

Also viewable through Swarm’s cluster management UI or custom API integrations are historical metrics that provide trend analysis to better enable capacity planning and monitoring. Users have access to disk usage and activity, hardware statistics and operational counters to provide deep insight into how the storage environment is performing while allowing responsive adjustments to ensure system optimization.

Swarm’s new metering provides Managed Service Providers and enterprises a better method of viewing usage data with flexible queries available to improve billing, show-back, and capacity planning. Users can search customizable date ranges for bandwidth and storage usage, drilling down to the tenant/domain/bucket levels for a complete 360-degree view of the storage environment. An embedded RESTful management API provides easy integration into existing billing applications with full access control for multi-tenant delegation.

“We are committed to providing a storage solution to customers that is simple, bulletproof and limitless, and to that end, we continuously make enhancements that support these goals,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo VP of Product. “The new functionality in this release provides users with complete flexibility for content delivery, ongoing analysis and dynamic preservation of their business-critical information.” Swarm 8.1 is available immediately for new Caringo customers and as an upgrade to existing users. For additional information or to schedule a demo, please visit www.caringo.com or email info@caringo.com.

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About Caringo
Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the 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 software is the foundation for simple, bulletproof, limitless storage solutions for the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefónica, British Telecom, Ask.com, Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Visit www.caringo.com to learn more.

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