FileFly | Caringo

Caringo FileFly

FileFly is the only solution you need for complete, automated data lifecycle management of all your unstructured data—from creation to preservation. Working with both NetApp and Windows filers, FileFly simplifies the migration of secondary data from NAS to Caringo Swarm, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. You select the level of file data movement based on your business requirements and reap the benefits of consolidating data on a single platform, easily adding a remote disaster recovery (DR) site, seamless transparent file backup and smart provisioning of primary storage.

“One of the biggest management headaches we face is that our employees store all of the data they create on expensive primary storage—they never delete any files. With FileFly, we set policies that move data based on user access patterns to more cost-effective scale-out storage while still providing instant access to a user’s files.”

Martin Kühn, IT Service Manager for the Max Planck Institute

FileFly enables the efficient migration of data from Microsoft® Windows® Servers or NetApp® Filers to Caringo Swarm, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud to optimize primary storage assets. Administrators set file- and directory-level policies to automatically and transparently move file data.

FileFly reduces storage total cost of ownership up to 75% and optimizes filers by moving up to 90% of file data to Swarm.

With up to 90% less data on your filer, backup windows get faster, disk I/O is reduced and recovery happens in a fraction of the time.

Use an existing Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage or Google Cloud Storage account as a storage target—giving you an instant disaster recovery site.

Consolidate and search files stored on Swarm based on source file name, folder path, MIME Type, attachment content-disposition, date created, date modified, basic attributes, owner name and/or source host.

The FileFly Community Edition is a full-featured version of FileFly with a free 25 TB license. Access to the knowledge base is free and annual support contracts are available for a fee. If you are not currently a Swarm user, you will also receive access to the Swarm Developer Edition that includes a 10 TB license to a full-featured version of Swarm.

For more information on the FileFly Community Edition, contact your Caringo representative or email us at

Product Brief

Caringo FileFly:

Optimize Filers, Consolidate Files, Streamline Backup and Recovery