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WD ActiveScale P100 joins HGST Active Archive System

Western Digital introduced an entry-level ActiveScale P100 object storage system for users with lower scalability needs than its Active Archive System addresses.

  • Premiered: 11/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Western Digital TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA scalability TBA Active Archive TBA scale-out TBA Archiving TBA data analytics TBA Data protection TBA erasure coding TBA replication TBA Arun Taneja TBA Dell EMC TBA HDS TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA Huawei TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA Caringo TBA Cloudian TBA DDN TBA DataDirect Networks TBA Red Hat TBA Scality TBA SwiftStack TBA unstructured storage TBA Data Center TBA Datacenter
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Is Object Storage Right For Your Organization?

Is object storage right for your organization? Many companies are asking this question as they seek out storage solutions that support vast unstructured data growth throughout their organizations. Object storage is ideal for large-scale unstructured data storage because it easily scales to several petabytes and beyond by simply adding storage nodes. Object storage also provides high fault tolerance, simplified storage management and hardware independence – core capabilities that are essential to cost-effectively manage large-scale storage environments. Add to this built-in support for geographically distributed environments and it’s easy to see why object storage solutions are the preferred storage approach for multiple use cases such as cloud-native applications, highly scalable file backup, secure enterprise collaboration, active archival, content repositories and increasingly cognitive computing workloads such as Big Data analytics.

To help you decide if object storage is right for your company and to help you understand how to apply various storage technologies, we have created a table below that positions object storage relative to block storage and file storage.

As the table shows, there are several factors that differentiate block, file and object storage. An easy way to think about the differences is the following; block storage is necessary for critical applications where storage performance is the key consideration, file storage is well-suited for highly scalable shared file systems and object storage is ideal when cloud-scale capacity and convenience as well as reliability and geographically distributed access are the major storage requirements. 

Publish date: 12/30/16
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Explosion in unstructured data storage drives modernization

Increasing amounts of unstructured data are a key part of modern secondary storage environments with their distributed file systems and a scale-out object storage design.