Object storage: A great fit for large, unstructured data sets
Object storage is a rising star. In this e-guide we walk you through the key differences between object storage and the currently more mainstream approaches - file and block access. In doing so you’ll clearly see the benefits and drawbacks of the object approach, which is to organise data in a flat structure with unique identifiers. As you’ll discover, object storage is well-suited to, for example, large volumes of unstructured data. But does it beat NAS in this regard? We try to answer that question. Further to that discussion we look at the pros and cons of using object storage in your own datacentre or in the cloud, or as a hybrid between the two.