Caringo ( a provider of provider of content
storage software enabling clustered storage for active and archive
content, has 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 growth of
file-based data.

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 spanning terabytes to petabytes of capacity, says Caringo CEO
Mark Goros. 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 the
ability to apply metadata attributes to set retention periods for
compliance as well as smart content distribution and replication for
disaster recovery.

CAStor content storage software is based on third-generation content
addressable storage technology. This approach to file or unstructured
data storage enables implementation of a storage cluster that can
scale from 1TB to multiple petabytes as a single tier of storage
while delivering near perfect scaling in performance, Goros says. Its
non-proprietary hardware approach provides customers the flexibility
and freedom of choice to build an affordable storage infrastructure
for content or file-based data, he adds.