Caringo, a provider of object storage software, has announced virtual machine editions of CAStor, an object storage engine, and Content File Server (CFS), instant access to CAStor via standard file protocols (CIFS, NFS, FTP, and WebDAV).

The VMs can run on any Windows server via VMware ESX and VMware Player, on Mac via VMware Fusion, and the CFS VM can also run on Oracle VirtualBox (Windows or Mac). The Virtual Editions were designed to enable the evaluation of Caringo object storage software, which is designed for cloud storage architectures. The VMs are available immediately for download with a free 2TB license at .