DataCore Software has announced global availability of DataCore Swarm object storage software. DataCore Swarm can be used for primary storage of multimedia files including terabyte-sized video, which can be streamed directly from the object store or clipped to make smaller videos for efficient sharing and collaboration.

Applications can also store data such as medical records, backups, or archive data directly to Swarm using an S3-compatible API, or standard NFS/SMB file protocols. Cold and warm data from Windows File Server, NetApp, and Dell EMC Isilon can be transparently migrated to lower-cost object storage in Swarm without impacting end users or applications.

Additionally, advanced metadata and search capabilities simplify management of billions of files while multi-tenancy makes it ideal for service providers or for central IT departments providing storage-as-a-service to business units across the world.

DataCore also offers attractive pay-as-you-go pricing for hosted, cloud, and managed service providers, as well as new term licensing options for Swarm.

Swarm complements DataCore’s software-defined storage portfolio including vFilO and DataCore SANsymphony software.

Swarm is now available through hundreds of channel partners worldwide, completing the company’s portfolio of software-defined storage solutions for block, file, and object—from a single vendor.

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