DataCore to acquire Caringo

Adding object to block and file solutions portfolio

DataCore has acquired Caringo, allowing the combined entity to offer complete, best-of-breed software-defined storage solutions for block, file, and object—from a single vendor. The acquisition will also add talent and expertise to the DataCore team, as well as customers in key markets such as cloud service providers, media, and government.

Caringo was a pioneer in the object storage market, founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Its flagship product, Swarm, provides a foundation for hyperscale data storage, access, and analysis at petabyte scale, while guaranteeing data integrity and eliminating hardware dependencies. Caringo software-defined solutions are now used to efficiently manage rapidly scaling data sets by organisations such as BT Television, Disney Streaming Services and hundreds more worldwide.

Caringo’s product line complements DataCore’s leading software-defined storage portfolio including: vFilO software, a next-generation distributed file and object storage virtualisation technology uniquely designed to help enterprises organise, optimise, and control large volumes of data scattered on-premises and in the cloud, as well as the benefits of hardware independence, flexibility, availability, performance, and efficiency/cost savings provided by DataCore SANsymphony software for block-based storage.

"This latest acquisition expands DataCore’s ability to offer its customers the right solution for their technical and business needs, whether the answer is block, file, or object—or a combination," commented Scott Sinclair, senior analyst at ESG. "Businesses and IT organisations have been turning to software-defined storage for years now as a way to increase infrastructure flexibility and choice while also helping to reduce the cost of managing large volumes of data efficiently and securely. This move makes DataCore’s portfolio even stronger and more valuable to its customers as they work to achieve those goals."

"In today’s economic environment, IT organisations are looking for ways to save money. Yet compliance requirements, increased use of backup, business continuity, and the continuous growth of data present a challenge that object storage can solve," said Dave Zabrowski (pictured), CEO of DataCore Software. "With our acquisition of Caringo, we are excited to offer a proven, highly reliable object storage technology with an unmatched breadth of features to IT departments, service providers, and government customers worldwide. As we continue to deliver on our DataCore ONE vision with our product portfolio, we also continue to build out a world-class executive management team that will allow us to deliver the best-of-breed software-defined solutions to our customers."