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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Object-based content management products Click here for a comparison table about object-based content management products (PDF). Reducing backup data and managing it better is an increasing problem. The advent and growing acceptance of technologies such as virtual tape libraries (VTLs), network virtualization, ATA drives and iSCSI storage networks simplify the infrastructure and reduce the cost of housing data, but do little to solve the problem of managing data more intelligently. By storing files as objects, object-based storage (OBS) products manage and protect data more efficiently than traditional backup products. OBS products use Ethernet interfaces and NAS protocols (such as NFS and CIFS) for ease of connectivity and to minimize the amount of data stored and the time required to retrieve it, although the techniques to do so vary among products. Instead of storing entire files, OBS products create data objects and meta data from incoming files. By storing only the object, a company can increase its storage usage capacity and provide fast, secure, ... Access >>>

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