Director of Solutions Architecture
I have been talking to a lot of people lately about Object Storage and what it means to enterprise data.
In reality, Object Storage is not a new concept in storage – it’s actually been around for quite some time, only in the early form of Content Addressable Storage (CAS). These early systems had limits around scale and ability to migrate data, were very data specific, and were designed to fulfill a niche service in the enterprise such as compliance data. As a result, Network Attached Storage (NAS) became the default storage for unstructured data sets.
Now, fast forward to today. Applications and users are generating Petabytes of data and businesses want to capture all of that information for analytics. However, we are running into a MAJOR obstacle. Current NAS devices are incapable of handling the large amounts of data being generated at an acceptable price to the business. Especially when you consider replication for data protection, limited scale, and – don’t forget – costs.
Today’s Object Storage systems are designed to address the limits of current NAS systems with geographic data protection, native encryption, and Exabyte scale – all at a price point that makes sense. If you’re not looking at Object Storage as a key technology to store your unstructured data, you could be painting yourself into a corner.
Let us help you understand why any enterprise with large unstructured data must have Object Storage systems as a key solution to the business.