Caringo releases Swarm 10 platform, single server object storage; delivers S3 throughput with sustained PB-scale NFS read/write

Caringo announced on Wednesday the Swarm 10 Platform that touches every part of the Caringo Product suite, and leverages Swarm’s unique pure-object approach to deliver enhanced performance at petabyte scale. Caringo also launched a new single server appliance targeted at media and entertainment (M&E) organizations, particularly targeting post-production houses, studios, broadcasters and small enterprises.

Unlike most object-based storage solutions—which require an initial Linux install on disk, relying on expensive caching layers and load balancers to enable performance—the Caringo Swarm pure-object solution contains all the software needed in a parallel architecture running in RAM. This method extracts every bit of value from standard drives, servers and network infrastructures.

Swarm 10 object storage has been optimized for dense, distributed environments, including an update to Elasticsearch 5. In a recent deployment, Swarm delivered 35 GB/s read and 12.5 GB/s write aggregate S3 throughput. The Swarm single server reduces entry-level hardware requirements by 75 percent. Swarm Single Server is a fully self-contained appliance that provides all the features of Swarm with 96 TBs of raw storage that can be racked or fit under a desk.

SwarmNFS 2.1 delivers parallel, petabyte-scale sustained streaming of NFS to object. In recent tests on standard hardware, a single instance of SwarmNFS sustained reads of 1.6 GB/s (3PB+ per month) with no caching or spooling. SwarmNFS also leverages Swarm’s parallel architecture so that multiple instances can be deployed as needed to further improve throughput.

FileFly 3.0 now supports AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, providing file tiering from Windows and NetApp. In addition, a new, full-featured FileFly Community Edition is available that includes 25 TBs of useable data transfer to any target.

“Our Swarm 10 Platform is the culmination of over a decade of market hardening and continuous innovation to satisfy our customers who are driven by on-demand, distributed workflows,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo CEO. “Swarm 10 gives larger organizations even more of what they already love about Caringo—performance, streamlined management, and granular data insight. And, with our new single-server appliance, smaller organizations have a much lower cost of entry to the most-scalable, on-prem, object-storage solution.”


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