Object vs. File vs. Block storage: Storage veterans differentiate the 3
Object Storage vs. Block vs. File: Differentiating New Techniques from Their Predecessors
The emergence of object storage as a viable means of data retention could upset the existing methods of file and block storage. While many admins are pointing to object storage as the way of the future, some in the industry remain skeptical— we’ve heard such claims before. Is this truly a new method of storage, or simply a new look for NAS and SAN?
Inside this expert guide, by 20 year industry veteran and Storage Editor Antony Adshead, he outlines the key aspects that differentiate object storage from its predecessors. Read on to learn the practical similarities and differences, as well as which workloads object storage best suits.