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Identifying that useful UFO

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dedicated file storage is really an old concept that should be consigned to history.  Object-based storage is the future – and can create a combined file and object based storage system, known as unified file and object (UFO).

Key Points:

File storage comes with constraints that are harming businesses – including built-in systems latencies that should no longer be acceptable

Object-based storage systems can hold files – but also provide solid business benefits through the global namespace

Combining file and object on one storage platform is called a unified file and object (UFO) system

Existing applications dependent on NAS-based protocols can be included on a UFO platform through the use of storage gateways