Caringo, founded in 2005 to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth, has announced the immediate availability of its Swarm object storage software on Microsoft Azure. This solution would enable rapid deployment of reliable, scalable and compliant storage to developers and enterprises in any of the worldwide network of managed data centers that Azure offers. Now, applications using Amazon S3 can “seamlessly” move to Azure using Caringo Swarm.
When combined with Azure, the Caringo Swarm solution would provide an instant global infrastructure designed for the “Cloud Age” and beyond by integrating with Windows or NetApp file servers and using policy-based movement to provide an infinite tier of storage. Once on Swarm, files can be combined and protected in a searchable pool for continued use and complex analysis. Caringo Swarm would be a good choice for organizations subject to regulatory compliance as it offers built-in features such as WORM, integrity seals, and legal hold.
“Running Swarm on Azure means enterprises have instant access to both an object storage solution plus infrastructure as a service worldwide,” said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of product, Caringo. “Enterprises and developers can now meet any file storage and retention requirements rapidly and seamlessly with universal access through our native RESTful HTTP interface, the Amazon S3 API, as well as direct integration with Windows and NetApp filers.”
Caringo Swarm, when utilizing Azure, would provide immediate value to both enterprises and developers by allowing them to:
- Optimize primary storage through automated tiering to Azure from filers without changing mount points or work flows
- Move storage from Amazon S3 to Azure while maintaining application interoperability
- Consolidate files from all filers into a limitless tier of object storage accessible through a web-based portal for search and administration
- Access and manage files universally through cloud and file protocols and RESTful APIs
- Rapidly deploy disaster recovery sites globally
“Organizations increasingly want to utilize cloud-based storage, while maintaining their on-premise data center to extend their IT environments without the complexity and cost,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing, Microsoft Azure. “With Caringo Swarm and Microsoft Azure, data can live in the cloud and in a hybrid cloud solution – combining on-site and cloud storage.”
Caringo Swarm is available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace or by contacting Caringo directly.