AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Caringo today announced that Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, has selected Caringo Swarm as the foundation of a Nano Science Discovery Cloud. Swarm will serve as a cloud-based data store for experimental data that will support multiple requirements from various devices, instruments and processes in an existing legacy storage environment at the Center for Nanoscale Materials in Argonne National Laboratory.
Born out of the University of Chicago's work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, Argonne works in concert with universities, industry and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to manage by itself. Its diverse and dynamic research agenda spans 15 research divisions, 12 centers, and five national user facilities. This rich scientific environment provides researchers with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge facilities and scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve the nation's competitiveness and quality of life.
Argonne architected an approach for a Nano Science Discovery Cloud by defining five distinct projects to upgrade its IT infrastructure to next-generation platforms and software. The foundational project, was to create a scientific data store that was multi-tenant and multi-purpose. The solution had to be sustainable in terms of cost and operations in an environment of unpredictable growth, demand and access that could ultimately enable capture and immediate processing. After evaluating various open source and commercial products, Argonne selected Caringo Swarm.
Offered as a complete software appliance, Swarm provides a storage platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Users no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for content delivery, ongoing analysis, and data protection.
With Caringo Swarm, users can consolidate all their files, find the data they are looking for quickly, and reduce storage total cost of ownership by up to 75 percent. Infrastructure, multi-tenancy, data protection, data management, and search are built in—delivering a robust platform that supports continuous evolution of hardware and delivers evolving views of data sets.
"We are thrilled to work with Argonne National Laboratory on their Nanoscience Discovery Cloud project to help establish a cloud-based approach for data acquisition, processing, analysis and visualization," said Jonathan Ring, Caringo CEO and Co-Founder. "Swarm's ability to economically manage storage growth and access requirements while providing a platform for existing and next-generation applications will help Argonne maintain its position at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology."
Founded in 2005, Caringo is committed to helping customers unlock the value of their data and solve issues associated with data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. Caringo's flagship product, Swarm, eliminates the need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis—radically reducing total cost of ownership. Today, Caringo Swarm Cloud and Object Storage Platform is the foundation for simple, bulletproof, limitless storage solutions for the Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, Telefónica, British Telecom, Ask.com, Johns Hopkins University and hundreds more worldwide. Visit http://www.caringo.com to learn more.
Mark Smith, JPR Communications
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