Prepare For Object Storage In The Enterprise
Consider Object Storage In Your Archiving, Web 2.0, Imaging, And Cloud Workloads
November 29, 2010
Why Read This Report
There's a great deal of talk these days about object-based storage. It's an architecture that delivers massive scalability, rock-bottom cost, high automation, tremendous flexibility, and improved control. But for it to deliver on these promises, you need to cut through the hype and determine if the drawbacks will prevent object storage from meeting your technical and business needs. Poor performance, high data change rates, capacity sprawl, and lack of standards will prevent object storage from becoming ubiquitous, but it has the potential to significantly improve storage economics, ease of use, and control when mapped to the right workloads. Today, those include archiving, Web 2.0 apps, imaging applications, emerging apps designed with objects in mind, and cloud storage environments.
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Table of Contents
- Dynamic Data Addressing Is At The Heart Of Object Storage
- Object Storage Favors Improved Scalability And Economics . . .
- . . . But Four Drawbacks Prevent It From Being A Good Fit For All Workloads
- Object Storage Will Live Or Die Based On The Use Cases It Can Solve
- The Workload Will Define Whether Object Is A Good Fit
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