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Union Solutions Chooses Caringo Object Storage to Power its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service

Caringo Inc. announced today that Union Solutions, an expert in virtualized data center infrastructures, has selected the Caringo Object Storage cloud platform powered by CAStor®, to serve as the backend infrastructure for its new cloud storage service, StorPoint, targeted at customers looking for enterprise-grade content storage and data protection.

Union Solutions is leveraging the processing, storage and backup infrastructure at their data centers in Maidstone, Kent and Byfleet, Surrey to provide a highly scalable and secure cloud storage service. Optional data replication between the two sites and transfer via HTTPS are supported for increased data protection. The service can be accessed in one of three ways – through an HTTP interface, through standard storage protocols via Caringo’s Content File Server (CIFS, NFS, FTP and WebDAV), and through any of the numerous third party applications that have natively integrated Caringo object storage such as Symantec Enterprise Vault and CommVault Simpana.

Union evaluated various cloud storage solutions and chose the Caringo object storage platform because of its software-only approach, allowing configuration as a public cloud storage service, a hybrid cloud storage solution with integrated gateway, and/or a secure private cloud storage solution that can be located in a customer’s datacenter. In addition, the Caringo platform is built on a true object storage foundation, without a file system, enabling massive scale of both object count and storage capacity per location without degradation in performance.

“We chose Caringo to enable our cloud storage service because their software helps us achieve our vision of a completely virtualized, totally dynamic data center,” said Rick Russ, Director of Union Solutions. “Caringo’s highly automated approach significantly reduces our management effort. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with them.”

“There are many storage technologies that can be used as the infrastructure behind a cloud storage service but only object storage provides the ease of management, performance, integrity and scale necessary,” said Mark Goros, CEO at Caringo. “Union Solutions understood this because they are experts in virtualization and automation which are key enablers of our platform. We are very excited to have them as both a customer and a partner.”

In addition to the cloud storage service, Union Solutions has also become a Caringo reseller, offering object storage solutions to organizations throughout the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.caringo.com/partners/union-solutions.

About Caringo

Caringo is the global leader in object storage and developer of the Caringo Object Storage Platform powered by CAStor – software that enables massive scalability and future-proof accessibility of unstructured data. Caringo object storage enables cloud storage solutions, big data repositories and general storage infrastructure replacing NAS, tape and VTL. Our field-proven technology utilizes any combination of x86 server hardware to build boundless storage solutions accessible via HTTP. Caringo object storage is integrated into leading data management applications from CommVault and Symantec, among many others. Organizations of all sizes can now avoid vendor lock-in, reduce costs, and guarantee data accessibility for decades to come. Caringo has over 400 customers ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.

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