Object storage

Object-based storage is an alternative to file storage for unstructured data. Object technology contains extended metadata. Each object has a unique identifier that lets a server retrieve it from any physical location. Object storage use cases include cloud storage, photos, video, audio and large image files. Object storage systems can be software-only or hardware based.

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  • March 05, 2018 05 Mar'18

    Cloudian HyperStore gains on-demand pricing, new funding

    IT Investment firm Digital Alpha ponies up $125 million to Cloudian. Most of the new money will fund expanded inventory to support consumption pricing of local HyperStore arrays.

  • January 30, 2018 30 Jan'18

    Caringo Swarm sales jumped 40% in 2017

    Despite all the talk about object storage over the years, it has yet to push scale-out NAS out of the enterprise for storing files that take up hundreds of terabytes to petabytes of capacity. But ...

  • January 23, 2018 23 Jan'18

    Cloudian HyperStore 7 targets multi-cloud complexities

    HyperStore 7 pools storage across on premises and public clouds under a single namespace. Cloudian supports file and object storage, as well as Amazon, Microsoft and Google clouds.

  • December 08, 2017 08 Dec'17

    SwiftStack object storage integrates file protocol support

    New SwiftStack 6.0 storage software supports Universal Access to data with added support for SMB/NFS file protocols to go with Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift object APIs.

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    Dell EMC Atmos is an object-based cloud storage platform that was released in November 2008 by EMC. Continue Reading

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    A cloud storage service is a business that maintains and manages its customers' data and makes that data accessible over a network, usually the internet. Continue Reading

  • cloud hosting

    Cloud hosting is the process of outsourcing an organization's computing and storage resources to a service provider that offers its infrastructure services in a utility model. Continue Reading

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