Object Storage 101

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We all know what “data” is. It is the digital ones and zeros that make up the zettabytes of stored information around the world. However, the way that this data has historically been stored has a few problems.

Standard file and block storage have their places, but there is an increasing move to the use of object storage. This is not just for technical reasons – object storage meets the governance, risk and compliance needs of organisations, while also providing enhanced information management capabilities.

This holds a lot of metadata on each object. Some of this metadata will be automatically created as the object is stored; some will be created based on rules defined by the business.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn why object storage is  an excellent means of dealing with information storage and management. It has all the capabilities required to create a fully functional platform that understands and deals with different object types and ensures that they are highly available and inherently audited and logged as to any actions taken against the object.