Move Objects to LTFS Tape Using HTTP Web Service Interface

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Monday, September 21, 2015
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Tape has always been a reliable, low-cost, green medium for long-term storage needs. However, moving objects to tape has sometimes been challenging and expensive. The DS3 protocol, which is an extension of the S3 protocol popularized by Amazon, provides easy storage to tape through HTTP web services. Additionally, DS3 uses the open Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format to store the objects on tape, making the data readable by many applications. With DS3, developers can easily create applications that move data to tape.

Learning Objectives

Understand the DS3 HTTP protocol and how it can be used to move data to tape.
Learn the difference between DS3 and S3.
Review the software development kits (SDK) available to simplify DS3 application development.
See the sample client applications that have been built using the DS3 SDKs.
Understand the different components needed for DS3 application development.