CAStor 5.0 Object Storage Provides Optimized Utilization, Performance, Administration

Release adds support for named objects, multi-tenancy, dynamic caching, and seamless remote data replication.

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Caringo Inc., a provider of object storage software that enables high availability, secure, and scalable storage infrastructure for digital content, has released CAStor 5.0, adding support for named objects, multi-tenancy, dynamic caching, and seamless remote data replication.

CAStor 5.0 provides user-assigned symbolic naming that leverages the existing CAStor infrastructure to deliver access to billions of objects in a cluster. The semantics are consistent with the emerging standards of popular public cloud storage services and they work seamlessly alongside CAStor's system-assigned Universally Unique IDs (UUIDs). Named objects are ideal for applications requiring a self-generated or symbolic name to store and retrieve a file or object while taking advantage of the high performance, massive scalability, data integrity, and data protection built into CAStor.

CAStor 5.0 enables enterprises to host multiple departments or divisions within one physical private cloud with each maintaining total security and authenticated separation without requiring multiple hardware configurations. This means significantly lower TCO for cloud storage with more cost efficient clouds, better utilization of hardware and significantly less system administration by applying one common infrastructure for all applications, uses, customers and departments.

With CAStor 5.0, enterprise IT can give each tenant its own domain for user content. Unique to CAStor 5.0 is the ability to create multiple domains in the same storage infrastructure, unlike Amazon S3 which only allows one domain. Within a domain, named objects are organized into multiple storage buckets that may be protected with individual security realms and Access Control Lists (ACLs). Users can also provide ACL control at the individual object level. CAStor multi-tenancy makes it a straightforward process for Web 2.0 and individual companies to easily host a CAStor storage cloud. New domains, buckets and objects are protected as soon as they are created with CAStor's automatic data replication functionality that replicates one or more copies to other nodes in the cluster to ensure continuous data availability.

CAStor 5.0 incorporates dynamic caching to accelerate read access of high-demand objects, not unlike a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Heavily accessed objects are stored in RAM on nodes across the cluster to reduce latency and improve throughput. As demand for an object changes, CAStor automatically manages the cache to increase or decrease the number of cached copies throughout the storage cluster.

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