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Telefonica Launches Global Cloud Storage Service

by david.nunes

Telefonica Launches Global Cloud Storage Service powered by Caringo Swarm

AUSTIN, Texas, February 24, 2014 –  Caringo® today announced that its software-defined object storage, Swarm, is the foundation for a security and data integrity-focused cloud storage service offered by Telefonica.

Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization and number of customers. From its consolidated position in the sector, and with fixed telephony and mobile broadband as key areas that support future growth, the company focuses its strategy on securing its leadership in the digital world. Present in 24 countries and with a customer base of more than 320 million customers, Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, important industrial alliances and a leading global scale which positions the company to capture growth opportunities.

After an extensive multi-year search, Telefonica selected Caringo Swarm because of Swarm’s unique mix of data protection flexibility, compliance features, and extensive protocol support. Also integral in Telefonica’s selection was Swarm’s focus on automation and symmetric architecture that eliminates tedious manual management often found in file system based storage solutions.

“We selected Caringo Swarm because of the software’s stability, enterprise feature set, and continued consistent innovation. Swarm will help us differentiate our service offerings while enabling us to scale our enterprise cloud storage services to a global web-scale service,” said Juan Manuel Moreno, Global Cloud Director at Telefonica.

With multiple petabyte growth forecasts over the next few years, Telefonica was challenged to deliver an enterprise cloud storage service that could meet their aggressive growth plans while offering the most flexible data protection, compliance and data access services.

“Being selected by such a well known and respected international organization like Telefonica after their extensive search is a true testament to Swarm’s unique mix of enterprise features, resilience and scale,” said Mark Goros, CEO of Caringo. “We go far beyond your basic object store, focusing on eliminating complexity for our customers and providing real, demonstrable value which was key in being selected. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Telefonica and helping them achieve their goal of value through service.”

Telefonica has deployed in its TIER IV Datacenter in Alcalá (SPAIN) a Caringo-based solution that combines Caringo Swarm, the market-leading object storage software, with Dell servers, Force 10 switches and Sonic Wall firewalls to deliver a secure cloud storage service with Enterprise-grade durability and high availability. The service is provided, in a first phase, by Telefonica España & acens (http://www.acens.com/cloud/cloud-storage) through Telefonica’s Datacentre in Alcala; one of the world-leading datacenters with Tier IV Gold certification offering the highest levels of reliability and security. As all data is held within Spain, not an external country, the service is truly unique for the Spanish market.

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Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by developing software designed from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software is the foundation for web-scale storage solutions for the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefonica, British Telecom, Verizon, Ask.com,  Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Follow us on twitter @CaringoStorage and visit www.caringo.com to learn more.

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