Caringo Delivers Storage Cluster in a Box with CAStor 3.0

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Organizations are looking for ways to improve utilization of existing resources, reduce the cost of acquisition, support, and management of the infrastructure. CAStor eliminates the worry about hardware lock-in allowing customers to mix and match the newest and best performing servers available, and increase capacity with no provisioning, no configuration and no downtime.

Caringo Inc., the leading provider of clustered storage software for accessing, storing and distributing content, today announced the release of CAStor 3.0, featuring storage node virtualization. Now, using multi-core processors, customers can run virtual CAStor nodes in a single, physical server chassis. CAStor Cluster in a Box optimizes the high density servers businesses are clamoring for today. To kick off the advances in CAStor 3.0, Caringo is offering a download of 4 terabytes of storage capacity allowing technology professionals to experience its simplicity, scalability and reliability.

CAStor 3.0 is designed to optimize today's high-density servers that come with as many as twenty-four hard drives for scale-out file and cloud storage. Assign a portion of the drives within a server to each virtual CAStor node to optimize efficiency and experience screaming performance. As an example, one server with twenty-four 1TB drives and a quad-core processor becomes four 6TB nodes or a virtual Storage Cluster in a Box. CAStor 3.0 includes an updated and streamlined administrative console with simple cluster-wide management of physical and virtual storage nodes. Download 4TB4Free of CAStor from Caringo's web site and implement clustered storage starting with just a single server.    

"As enterprise file-based and cloud-based storage infrastructures reach into the Petabyte range, Caringo rises to the challenge with seamlessly scalable, high performance and self-managing content storage software," said Mark Goros, Chief Executive Officer at Caringo. "Organizations are looking for ways to improve utilization of existing resources, reduce the cost of acquisition, support, and management of the infrastructure. CAStor eliminates the worry about hardware lock-in allowing customers to mix and match the newest and best performing servers available, and increase capacity with no provisioning, no configuration and no downtime."

CAStor is object-based storage software that seamlessly scales from 1Terabyte to Petabytes and is simple to manage. It provides the flexibility to build an affordable clustered storage infrastructure using commodity server hardware. Its built-in archive features ensure content retention and preservation to meet government compliance and legal requirements. CAStor's Content Router provides an automated and intelligent, rules-based content distribution engine to round out a complete content storage architecture.

About Caringo
Caringo Inc. is an innovative software provider focused on delivering the most advanced object-based technology for accessing, storing and distributing content and file-based data. It delivers a unified suite of software that dramatically improves the scope and economics of clustered storage enabling intelligent content distribution with standard interfaces to simplify access to data. Founded on the operating principle that things should be made as simple as possible and a customer-first focus, Caringo makes content and file storage affordable and easy to use. For more information go to http://www.caringo.com.

Caringo and CAStor are trademarks of Caringo, Inc. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.

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