|Industry||Information technology, data storage|
|Headquarters 🏙️||, |
Area served 🗺️
|Tony Barbagallo (CEO)|
|Products 📟||Caringo Swarm, FileFly, SSA|
Number of employees
Caringo (officially, Caringo, Inc.) is a privately held tech startup organization that provides data storage software and rack-mounted servers for accessing, archiving, and distributing content and file-based data. It is based in Austin, Texas, home to the "Live Music Capital of the World." The company's primary focus is replacing tape drives and block storage for niche industries involving archiving or streaming unstructured data among others. Software-defined storage may be implemented via appliances over a traditional storage area network (SAN), or implemented as network-attached storage (NAS), or in the case of Caringo using object-based storage software and object-based storage devices (OSD) to manage metadata and data at the storage device level. Caringo's flagship product Swarm (formerly CAStor) provides a notable example of an object-storage system promising the scale and capabilities of cloud storage among others such as Quantum ActiveScale (formerly Western Digital), NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio, with the ability to deploy within an enterprise or at an aspiring cloud-storage service provider.
Caringo was founded in 2005, by Paul Carpentier, Jonathan Ring (CEO as of 2015), and Mark Goros—whose patronymics form the Austin, TX-based company’s name “CARINGO”. As of 2018, CEO, Jonathan Ring stepped down into the CTO role and the board of directors appointed VP of Product, Tony Barbagallo as President and CEO.
On July 26, 2010, Caringo closed $5 million in a new series of funding, the investment, from private sources and two Texas institutional investors. On September 29, 2016, Caringo closed an additional investment of $8.8 million as part of its Round B series funding, received capital came from investors including New Science Ventures and Advantage Capital Partners.
On May 13, 2014, Caringo changed the name of its software-defined object storage from CAStor to Swarm, boosted the product's performance and optimized the architecture to increase single-cluster scalability to more than 100 PB. On January 09, 2015, Caringo's flagship product Swarm (formerly CAStor) was selected as a finalist in TechTarget's 2014 Products of the Year in the category for storage system software, just following their release and rename of CAStor to Swarm. On January 06, 2017, Caringo's product named SwarmNFS was selected as a finalist in TechTarget's 2016 Products of the Year in the category of server-based storage. On February 11, 2018, Caringo FileFly the secondary storage platform software was awarded the silver medal in TechTarget Storage magazine and SearchStorage's 2017 Products of the Year in the category for Storage Management Tools. 
Awards and achievements
- Storage system software: 2014 Products of the Year finalists 
- Best data storage products 2017: Products of the Year
- Silver winner in Storage magazine and SearchStorage's 2017 Products of the Year 
- Server-based storage: 2016 Products of the Year finalists 
- Single Server Appliance (SSA)
- s3000 Storage Rack Server
- hd5000 High-density Storage Rack Server
- m1000 Swarm Management Rack Server
- Block (data storage)
- Cloud storage
- Communication protocol
- Computer data storage
- Clustered file system
- Direct-attached storage
- File system
- Network-attached storage
- Network File System
- Object storage
- Secondary storage device
- Server Message Block
- Storage area network
- Tape drive
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