Using On-Premises Object Storage Beyond Secondary Storage
SearchStorage, February 11th, 2020
February 11, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 2

On-premises object-based storage is replacing traditional storage in areas such as streaming, big data and IoT. Get the latest on how this technology is being used

"Don't look now, but on-premises object storage is being used for more than just secondary storage. It's easy to see why many storage managers still view it mostly in terms of secondary storage, since the technology fills the role previously dominated by tape, the longtime go-to secondary storage media. Yet, on-premises object data storage offers opportunities that extend far beyond tape backups.

With on-premises object storage, data can be accessed in milliseconds, not minutes. The technology offers streaming performance that can grow along with the system, a leading reason why it now provides back-end storage for video services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime..."

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