Secondary Storage Data Consolidation – FileFly
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Caringo FileFly

Smart Secondary Storage Software

Complete, automated lifecycle management of all your unstructured data.

Eliminate Data Silos
Access Data Anywhere
Multi Cloud Support
Significantly Reduce Costs


The only solution you need for complete, automated lifecycle management of all your unstructured data—from creation to preservation, on premises and in the cloud.


FileFly transparantly moves cold data from primary storage environments to Caringo Swarm, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or any S3-compatible archive storage. Simply select the level of file data movement based on business requirements. Then, reap the benefits of consolidating data on a single platform that ensures data can be easily accessed, regardless of whether it’s on prem, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment.

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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

“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 Product Brief

Optimize Filers, Consolidate Files
and Streamline Backup & Recovery

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