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CAStor Offers Content File Server

AUSTIN, Texas -- Caringo Inc., the leading provider of content storage software enabling clustered storage for active and archive content, today announced the CAStor„¢ Content File Server (CFS), which provides standard file system access to CAStor content storage that can start at small capacities and scale out to meet the rampant growth of file-based data. It is a major breakthrough on the limitations on file count and storage capacity encountered by block-based NAS systems.

CFS is built on CAStor object-based storage clusters that allow the file system to grow to support hundreds of millions to billions of files and terabytes to Petabytes of capacity. A POSIX compliant file system, CAStor CFS supports industry standard CIFS, NFS, Mac, FTP, WebDAV as well as the ability to be run as a native Linux file system. In addition to standard features such as full support of Active Directory and Access Control Lists, CFS offers other advanced functionality. Timescape provides a continuous snapshot allowing administrators to mount a file system at any point in time to recover deleted or overwritten files. CFS also provides administrators with the ability to apply metadata attributes to set retention periods for compliance as well as smart content distribution and replication for disaster recovery.

"The overwhelming majority of new data being created is file based and companies are challenged with growing complexity and cost," said Mark Goros, CEO at Caringo. "CAStor CFS enables customers to implement affordable file storage and scale on-demand for their active workflows as well as archiving files within the same storage system, eliminating the cost of multiple storage tiers and file migration software."