The explosion of unstructured data is creating a groundswell of interest in object storage, certainly among cloud services providers, but also within enterprise IT departments. Object storage is infinitely more scalable than traditional file and block storage solutions, and is far more cost efficient, flexible and manageable in addressing the challenges of dealing with large data volumes in multi-use cloud environments.
Object storage has been getting a lot of attention recently as the storage platform for some of the largest-scale compute environments in the world, most notably Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.
For many IT professionals, object storage is like a shiny new object that sounds and looks pretty but doesn't come with a clear set of instructions on how, when and why it should be used.
This white paper provides an overview of object storage and describes the use cases where it can be most effective in addressing the challenges facing enterprise IT. In addition, we explain how object storage fits into a software-defined architecture and what to look for in a solution.
Download the white paper to learn more about object storage and how you can benefit from deploying it.
Learn about what object storage is and how it differs from a traditional file/block storage system
Read some use cases to learn where object storage offers significant advantages over other solutions
A software-defined object storage system can sustain significant hardware failures without data loss