Alfresco and Caringo Announce Content Management and Storage Solution Able to Scale to Billions of Files and Petabytes of Data

Alfresco Community Edition and CAStor Connector for 4TB Content Repository Trial Available to Download

London, UK & Austin, TX – July 13, 2009 – Alfresco Software Inc., the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM), and content storage software provider Caringo, Inc., today introduced a combined solution for managing and storing content for billions of files and petabytes of data. Developed by XeniT, a partner of both companies, the Alfresco2CAStor connector is now available on Alfresco Forge, and Caringo is offering a free download of its CAStor content storage software for up to 4TB capacity.

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CAStor’s unique software approach creates high-performance and massively scalable clustered storage on standard x86 server hardware. This provides customers with affordable content storage that can start with one terabyte and scale seamlessly into Petabytes as your business grows. CAStor’s built-in archive features ensure policy based retention and integrity to meet compliance mandates and guarantee accessibility well into the future.

In addition to maintaining robust storage capabilities, organizations must manage their content or information assets to ensure they are protected and accessible to support business activities and meet compliance requirements. The Alfresco2CAStor solution delivers a comprehensive infrastructure to manage business critical content and ensure it is retained and preserved in a compliant storage repository.

The interface, implemented by XeniT, is in production with Alfresco Enterprise Edition at one of the largest Belgian insurance companies, which is managing millions of documents and growing. The archive is continuously fed by high speed import programs, achieving input rates of up to 1,000 documents per minute. This includes finding or creating the appropriate space for the document and assigning the metadata and access rights. XeniT provides support contract and subscriptions for organizations implementing the interface in enterprise environments.

“The availability of an open source interface between Alfresco and CAStor enables organizations to realize the most complete and affordable solution for managing and archiving enterprise content,” said Derek Gascon, Caringo’s VP of Marketing. “The combined solution gives organizations the ability to manage across the whole of the content lifecycle - from creation through long-term preservation.”

“The Alfresco2CAStor connector allows organizations to benefit from highly-scalable, content addressable storage to automate their compliance and archiving requirements, all built on low cost commodity hardware,” commented John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software. “XeniT’s contribution of the connector to the Alfresco Forge is a valuable addition to our focus on governance, retention and compliance.”

Downloads:
CAStor software: http://www.caringo.com/
Alfresco2CAStor interface: http://forge.alfresco.com/projects/alfresco2castor/ (more details are available at www.xenit.eu)
Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Download_Community_Edition

Webinar:
Alfresco and Caringo will be hosting a Content Lifecycle Management webinar on July 30. This webinar will include a demonstration of the Alfresco2CAStor connector.

About Caringo
Caringo Inc. is an innovative software provider focused on delivering the most advanced object-based technology for accessing, storing and distributing unstructured or file‐based data. Its flagship product, CAStor, enables private cloud storage that dramatically improves the scope and economics of storing content by enabling customers to implement robust storage clusters without being locked into proprietary hardware. Founded on the operating principle that things should be made as simple as possible and a customer‐first focus, Caringo makes content and file storage affordable, scalable, fast and easy. More information can be found at www.caringo.com.

About XeniT
XeniT provides ECM consultancy, implementation and support services exclusively on the Alfresco platform. The company has extensive experience in populating and supporting large ECM business critical archives (> 5M documents). Combining the richness of Alfresco and the simplicity of large scale CAStor storage, XeniT developed the Alfresco/CAStor interface for which it provides support services and subscriptions in enterprise environments. More information can be found at www.xenit.eu or via info@xenit.eu.