Caringo® SwarmFS is a lightweight file protocol converter to bring the benefits of scale-out object storage—including built-in data protection, high-availability, and powerful metadata—to NFS and SMB protocols. Unlike cumbersome file gateways, SwarmFS is a stateless Linux® process that integrates directly with Caringo Swarm and is deployable on any Linux server or virtual machine (VM) running CentOS™ 7.x. SwarmFS turns any Swarm object storage environment into a fully distributed NFS solution. With SwarmFS, a single mount point can be accessed across campus, across country or across the world. Our unique technology delivers a truly global namespace across NFS, SMB, S3 and Swarm HTTP.