Caringo: Bringing Together Software-Defined & Object Storage

Two of the biggest trends in storage today are and . What are they and why are they important? Let’s consider that by examining software vendor , which deals with both areas.

Caringo is no Johnny-come-lately to the party. Its flagship object storage platform – – has been available since the summer of 2006 (when the term “object storage” wasn’t even being used) after the company’s founding in 2005. In a recent announcement, Caringo relabeled as to better convey a sense of the motion and breadth the software brings to storage management. And since Caringo manages storage separate from physical platforms, Caringo is also a player in the software-defined storage market. But before we examine the twin trends, we need to examine why there is a need for them.

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