November 17, 2020

Fujifilm and Caringo Seamlessly Integrate Disk and Tape-Based Object Storage Solutions

Complete, on-premises S3 object storage solution for active access to cold archive data offers optimal price/performance and security for multi-petabyte environments

FUJIFILM Recording Media GmbH and Caringo, Inc. announced today a joint marketing partnership to offer a complete, on-premises data management solution for multi-petabyte environments that seamlessly integrates tape-based and object storage solutions, solving challenges to securely and cost-effectively managing data. Using Caringo’s Swarm Intelligent Data Management solution with FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape can help organizations manage the continued and compounding growth of infrequently accessed data. 

"To date, only the large cloud service providers have combined disk-based and tape-based object storage solutions to enable their cloud storage services,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo CEO. ”The reason they have done this is to offer the optimal price, performance and access characteristics to unstructured data at massive scale. The combined solution of Caringo Swarm and FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape now delivers these benefits to any organization with a multi-Petabyte environment."

The combined offering from Fujifilm and Caringo can be deployed either as a complete, on-premises object platform for hot, warm and cold storage, or as a self-contained object storage solution. Additionally, the solution can be set up in an air-gapped fashion with no external access for secure deployments. The use of Caringo’s Enterprise Identity Management, token-based authentication, object versioning and Write-Once Read Many (WORM) functionality adds additional layers of protection from unauthorized access or a malicious attack. 

"In addition to helping to lower costs and providing high reliability, the combination of Caringo Swarm with FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape delivers security and dependability,” said Woflgang May, Managing director, FUJIFILM Recording Media GmbH. “By deploying as an on-premise air-gapped solution, organizations have an added layer of security which is designed to meet regulatory requirements, and to keep highly confidential and mission-critical data protected and on-site."

Swarm also includes robust data and tenant management functionality available via a web-based UI or API and can set policies to transfer data for backup and disaster recovery to any service or device that supports the S3-compatible web services interface. This enables organizations to tier data to any of the public cloud providers (for instance, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or Wasabi Hot Storage) that can serve as the foundation for an end-to-end data protection and disaster recovery (DR) strategy.


The FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape solution can be purchased by contacting Fujifilm recording Media representative in your country. To purchase Caringo Swarm, visit

About Caringo

Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, unlocks data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.


Fujifilm Recording Media GmbH | Carole Crozatier
Phone: +49 2821 509 529

Caringo | Sarah Cook 
Phone: +1 512.782.4490

FUJIFILM and FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape are trademarks of FUJIFILM Corporation. Caringo is a trademark of Caringo, Inc. Third party trademarks are the property of their respective owning companies.