Object Storage and Scale-Out Storage

Citrus Consulting discusses the Pros, Cons, and what you need to know about both.

Object-based storage and scale-out storage are considered to be the most optimal way to manage huge amounts of data storage and data traffic that is required by most businesses today. Between consolidating workloads and storing vast arrays of vital data, keeping this data managed and its storage under tight control is an absolute necessity to remain competitive in this day and age.

What You Need To Know About Scale-Out Storage

Scale-out storage is the key to keeping tight reins on the storage and management of your data in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. Scale-out storage is the best way to manage huge influxes of data, especially if that data is being moved and stored between multiple cloud servers. This is due to the nature of scale-out — a huge data storage comprised of many seamlessly integrated sections that can be added or removed as needed by the user. This effective control over the amount of storage being used, prevents the holding of unused and unnecessary data space and rather, can seamlessly and non-disruptively add or remove storage nodes from the chain as required. This keeps the cost of your data storage based on the amount of data you need to store, not what you had to settle for based on what the vendor offers. Scale-out systems also become more effective as they grow, creating a more efficient system for when there are vast amounts of data being stored all in one place. This is especially useful when sharing data across long distances and multiple Clouds. To put it simply, the benefits of scale-out are becoming more useful on an enterprise level and is irreplaceable in the area of Cloud data management.

How Object Storage Can Help?

Object storage, such as NetApp’s StorageGRID system, is another form of data storage that utilises metadata and unique identifiers to store data in a large pool to make it easier to manage and access at any given moment, without the potential distraction of a tiered data storage system. Object storage is also scale-out by nature, so data can continually be added to the data pool as it is needed and shrunk at the same rate. The main advantage of Object Storage is the ability to access information that is only one tier deep, rather than having complex pathways to retrieve the data you require, preventing disruption when using the Object Storage as a Hybrid Cloud data management solution and ensuring that you can retrieve your data as fast as possible whether it is stored on premise or in a Public or Private Cloud. Object Storage is simply a faster and more easily managed Hybrid Cloud storage solution and with the scale out nature of it, it is also the most cost effective you are likely to see.

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