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July 24, 2013

Caringo Launches CloudScaler 2.0

Delivers robust features that make it the best choice for enterprises and service providers 
 
AUSTIN, Texas – Caringo®, the leading provider of object storage software, today announced the latest version of its CloudScaler™ enterprise gateway that, combined with CAStor®, provides enterprises and service providers robust and efficient object storage as the foundation for dependable and scalable cloud storage service.
CloudScaler 2.0 adds Amazon S3 API support and increased control, authentication and metering of CAStor. The combined solution has a robust feature set that meets the most demanding enterprise use case requirements, going beyond the simple scalable storage offered through open source solutions and services such as S3.
Benefits include: 
•	Robust enterprise features for cloud storage service providers: Leverages CAStor’s adaptive power conservation technology, WORM functionality, integrity seals (to ensure content integrity), and Elastic Content Protection, offering replication and erasure coding simultaneously to provide any storage SLA.
•	Fully customizable and transparent disaster recovery options: Increased control over content location for disaster recovery and access, with automated local and geographic distribution of objects to multiple locations.
•	Broad ISV and ecosystem support enabled by rapid S3 application integration: Most existing applications that support Amazon S3 will work seamlessly once reconfigured to send requests to CloudScaler.
•	Designed to be the foundation of any complete cloud offering through cloud platform interoperability: CloudScaler is seamlessly integrated with Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 and can work in conjunction with Apache CloudStack and Citrix Cloud Platform. 
•	Eliminates the need to map content to a rigid naming scheme: Lightweight tenant and domain creation and allocation for easy storage management and flexible bucket naming. 
•	Snap in to existing authentication processes and systems: Supports LDAP and Linux PAM authentication for integration into existing corporate identity management systems. Supports token-based authentication for pre-validated access logins.
•	Granular control of content access: A rich access control mechanism allows for coarse to fine-grained control over access (public or private) to content within a domain.
•	Simplifies cloud infrastructure management: Cloud storage infrastructure is easily expanded with no service downtime and automated storage balancing. 
•	Pricing that suits your business model: Offered through a perpetual license or on-demand pricing model.
“For many enterprise use cases S3 is not a candidate. Cloud storage service providers want on-demand storage like S3, but still need the performance, security and control of having storage behind their firewall,” said Mark Goros, CEO of Caringo. “CloudScaler 2.0 and CAStor empower our customers to build solid and dependable storage services while maintaining control and ensuring content integrity to meet the most demanding cloud storage use case requirements.”
 
Caringo will be hosting a webinar to demonstrate CloudScaler 2.0 and interoperability with Citrix Cloud Portal Business Manager 2.0 on August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific /1:00 p.m. Eastern – register here.
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About Caringo
Caringo provides software-defined storage that combines ease of management, intelligent automation and elastic data protection transforming commodity servers into massively scalable, fault tolerant object storage that preserves your data in addition to your resources and time. Caringo gives you control over the volume, velocity and variability of unstructured information associated with cloud storage, big data and active archives.