File versus Object: implementing a unified object storage platform for both Video Replay: Originally presented on February 1, 2017 The growth of unstructured data is no longer news, but it will continue to remain as a challenge to most. Many corporations find themselves dealing with volumes of data that far outstrip anything they have ever dealt with in the past. While cloud and object based storage platforms have advantages when dealing with the massive data volumes, enterprises find themselves with legacy applications, that have been build around the POSIX file system paradigm. Thirty years ago when the standard was.
Forrester study confirms remarkable savings The storage requirements of Digital Business are formidable: support for diverse workloads, scalability to multiple petabytes, high performance, durability, and—last but certainly not least—a sensible price tag to purchase, operate, and maintain. Legacy storage systems can’t meet these criteria, and it’s no mystery why: they were never designed to. That’s why so many large and growing enterprises are in the market for alternatives. Promises, Promises… Any storage vendor can talk about savings, and most of them do. But what can they actually deliver in the real world? Forrester set out to answer this question in.