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Published: 18 Oct 2012

Web 2.0 applications and cloud storage have shown that object-based storage offers unrivaled scalability and is also ideal for use with distributed applications. Object-based storage systems are gaining attention, and are starting to make inroads as alternatives to scale-out network-attached storage (NAS). Object systems boast a wealth of attractive features, including virtually unlimited scalability, less reliance on processing and high-speed networks, access via Web protocols rather than traditional storage commands, custom metadata and the ability to use low-cost, off-the-shelf components. Those are some of the key attributes of object storage products that have catapulted them into markets and applications where traditional file- and block-based storage systems have been insufficient. Object storage is the fundamental building block of public and private cloud storage. Web 2.0 firms and social networking sites like Facebook have opted for object storage for customer files, images and videos. But the adoption of object storage isn’t limited to newfangled ... Access >>>

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    • Inside object-based storage by Jacob Gsoedl

      Web 2.0 applications and cloud storage have shown that object-based storage offers unrivaled scalability and is also ideal for use with distributed applications.

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      The goals of most desktop virtualization projects are reduced costs and efficient support operations, but building a storage infrastructure for virtual desktops has its challenges.

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