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Object storage market vendors give NAS a nudge
In this issue of Storage magazine, we examine object storage's scalability, resiliency, accessibility, security and manageability. Object storage is the foundation of cloud storage due to its greater scalability and resiliency over traditional file-based storage, and now a growing list of vendors in the object storage market are delivering object products intended to replace overtaxed NAS systems.
Pricing and capacity make the public cloud a viable alternative to local backups. Where you run your apps and what data you need to back up are key factors when balancing the pros and cons of running backups locally or using the cloud as a backup target or a tier in a hybrid arrangement.
Traditional storage platforms aren't up to the task of maintaining data lakes, which are most commonly associated with Hadoop architectures. But storage vendors now offer HDFS support that enables Hadoop processing using more traditional storage infrastructures.
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Features in this issue
The object storage market features products from both startups and established vendors that are being offered as true NAS alternatives.
Public cloud vendors are developing cutting-edge products to make cloud-based backups more effective in backing up public cloud storage data.
Hadoop Distributed File System storage systems are being enlisted to tackle big data thanks to vendors like EMC, Hitachi, IBM and NetApp, and Apache.
While hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage get most of the headlines, users who need capacity are still shopping for NAS systems.
Columns in this issue
Though tomorrow's data storage media may store petabytes, today's data storage growth is staying ahead of capacity … for the moment.
IBM mainframe shows path hyper-converged market is taking toward more manageable and cost-efficient hyper-consolidated IT infrastructure.
Enterprise storage system simplicity starts with the tangible benefits that data storage efficiency can deliver.
Enterprise data storage managers are in position to help their companies get more from cloud storage services.