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Object Storage 101

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Physical storage systems come in three main types: block, file and object.  The biggest historical use has been block storage - but it has many issues that are coming to prominence as more data falls under global governance, risk and compliance (GRC) rules.  Object storage is growing fast: the technology and the performance have improved massively over the past few years, and with the major cloud providers all using object storage, its scalability, performance and high availability have all been proven.

But - what is object storage, and why is it so interesting?  Read this short report to find out.