AUSTIN, TX — Caringo, a scale-out cloud & object storage platform company, is offering free, full-featured 100TB Swarm licenses to qualified media & entertainment firms looking to store, manage and protect their library of digital assets. Qualified firms include, but are not limited to, recording studios, content creation studios, post production houses, and broadcasters.
“IT execs in the M&E space are under extreme pressure to provide long-term accessible storage and instant search and delivery to customers and viewers,” says Adrian Herrera, VP of marketing at Caringo. “The cloud isn’t a viable option for many because of security and cost concerns. The solution to this is using the same technology that powers major clouds—object storage, secure in their data center. With our announcement today, we are making it easy for qualified firms to get started by offering 100 terabytes of storage for free.”
Field-hardened, vetted and tested for over a decade to the highest standards of data integrity and reliability, Caringo Swarm serves as the foundation for securely accessible digital asset libraries and storage services for a wide range of government, telecommunications, education, corporate and entertainment organizations, including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, BT, iQ Media, Johns Hopkins University, British Telecom, and NEP. Swarm installs on any mix of standard storage hardware, transforming it into a limitless and seamless pool of storage resources with asset protection, lifecycle management, search and security built in.
The result is a solution that easily integrates into media production and post, distribution and archive workflows, delivering up to a 75 percent reduction in storage TCO through unique hardware, operational and workflow efficiencies. :
The solution allows user to take advante of up to 95 percent of hard drive space and 100 percent of drive bays for digital assets. They also have the ability to automatically add performance or capacity in :90 seconds, and continuously upgrade hardware without downtime or disruption to asset accessibility. Cross-platform collaboration and access is enabled by write/read/edit via HTTP, S3 or NFS interchangeably. Rapid asset retrieval and instant delivery is also possible via integrated search, with the ability to add custom metadata.
The free 100TB license and integration consultation is immediately available to qualified M&E firms, who can visit Caringo online (www.caringo.com/MandE) for more information.