Object storage

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Object storage (also known as object-based storage ) is a computer data storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy, and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.wikipedia
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Amazon S3

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO.
Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a "simple storage service" offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides object storage through a web service interface.

Content-addressable storage

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The technology called content-addressable storage, was developed at Filepool, acquired by EMC Corporation in 2001.
When being contrasted with content-addressed storage, a typical local or networked storage device is referred to as.

OpenIO

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO. Notable examples of object-storage systems include Western Digital ActiveScale (formerly Amplidata) NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm (formerly CAStor), Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio.
OpenIO has been founded in 2015 by Laurent Denel (CEO) and six co-founders, to offer an integrated object storage and serverless computing solution for building hyper scalable IT infrastructures for a wide range of applications.

EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO.
EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), formerly Project Nile, is an object storage software product marketed by EMC Corporation.

EMC Atmos

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO. Notable examples of object-storage systems include Western Digital ActiveScale (formerly Amplidata) NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm (formerly CAStor), Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio.
The Atmos technology uses an object storage architecture designed to manage petabytes of information and billions of objects across multiple geographic locations as a single system.

Ceph (software)

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO. IBM Spectrum Scale (also known as GPFS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Ceph, XtreemFS, and Lustre are examples of this type of object storage. A few object-storage systems, such as Ceph, GlusterFS, Cloudian, IBM Spectrum Scale,
In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

XtreemFS

IBM Spectrum Scale (also known as GPFS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Ceph, XtreemFS, and Lustre are examples of this type of object storage.
XtreemFS is an object-based, distributed file system for wide area networks.

Block (data storage)

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Object storage (also known as object-based storage ) is a computer data storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy, and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.
Object storage

Computer data storage

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Object storage (also known as object-based storage ) is a computer data storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy, and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.
Object(-based) storage

Nirvana (software)

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Notable examples in this category are Nirvana, and its open-source cousin iRODS.
Nirvana was virtual object storage software developed and maintained by General Atomics.

File system

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Object storage (also known as object-based storage ) is a computer data storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy, and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.
Object storage

Cloudian

A few object-storage systems, such as Ceph, GlusterFS, Cloudian, IBM Spectrum Scale, In 2014, it rated Scality, Cleversafe, DataDirect Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Amplidata, EMC, and Cloudian as leaders. Notable examples of object-storage systems include Western Digital ActiveScale (formerly Amplidata) NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm (formerly CAStor), Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio.
It produces Amazon S3-compatible object storage software, scale-out file services software, and pre-configured hardware appliances.

DataDirect Networks

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This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO. In 2013, IDC rated Cleversafe, Scality, DataDirect Networks, Amplidata, and EMC as leaders. In 2014, it rated Scality, Cleversafe, DataDirect Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Amplidata, EMC, and Cloudian as leaders.
The company carries products that provide block, parallel file and object storage.

Scality

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and Scality support Unified File and Object (UFO) storage, allowing some clients to store objects on a storage system while simultaneously other clients store files on the same storage system. In 2013, IDC rated Cleversafe, Scality, DataDirect Networks, Amplidata, and EMC as leaders. In 2014, it rated Scality, Cleversafe, DataDirect Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Amplidata, EMC, and Cloudian as leaders. Notable examples of object-storage systems include Western Digital ActiveScale (formerly Amplidata) NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm (formerly CAStor), Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio.
Scality has been recognized consistently over the years for object-based storage by IDC. In Gartner's first Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Scality was ranked a leader.

Cleversafe

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In 2013, IDC rated Cleversafe, Scality, DataDirect Networks, Amplidata, and EMC as leaders. In 2014, it rated Scality, Cleversafe, DataDirect Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Amplidata, EMC, and Cloudian as leaders.
Cleversafe sells an object storage system, which it calls the Dispersed Storage Network or dsNet.

Hitachi Data Systems

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In 2014, it rated Scality, Cleversafe, DataDirect Networks, Hitachi Data Systems, Amplidata, EMC, and Cloudian as leaders.
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP). A distributed object storage system, available as a preconfigured hardware appliance or as a virtual software appliance, that enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, protect, preserve and retrieve unstructured content. The Content Platform is the foundational component of the HDS cloud architecture.

Cloud storage

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Cloud storage
Cloud storage typically refers to a hosted object storage service, but the term has broadened to include other types of data storage that are now available as a service, like block storage.

Minio

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Notable examples of object-storage systems include Western Digital ActiveScale (formerly Amplidata) NetApp StorageGRID, EMC Atmos, OpenStack Swift, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm (formerly CAStor), Cloudian, OpenIO, and Minio.

Metadata

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Each object typically includes the data itself, a variable amount of metadata, and a globally unique identifier.

Universally unique identifier

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Each object typically includes the data itself, a variable amount of metadata, and a globally unique identifier.

Replication (computing)

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In each case, object storage seeks to enable capabilities not addressed by other storage architectures, like interfaces that can be directly programmable by the application, a namespace that can span multiple instances of physical hardware, and data-management functions like data replication and data distribution at object-level granularity.

Unstructured data

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Object-storage systems allow retention of massive amounts of unstructured data.

Facebook

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Object storage is used for purposes such as storing photos on Facebook, songs on Spotify, or files in online collaboration services, such as Dropbox.

Spotify

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Object storage is used for purposes such as storing photos on Facebook, songs on Spotify, or files in online collaboration services, such as Dropbox.

Dropbox (service)

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Object storage is used for purposes such as storing photos on Facebook, songs on Spotify, or files in online collaboration services, such as Dropbox.