Object Storage Systems: The Underpinning of Cloud and Big Data Initiatives

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Object storage systems have risen to prominence in the storage industry and underlie both public and private cloud offerings. This talk will cover the needs of a cloud based storage system, why traditional approaches are insufficient to meet this challenge, the basic paradigms and architectures of object storage systems, how the architecture of an object storage system addresses the needs of cloud based storage, and challenges of using object storage systems vs traditional IT systems. Additionally this talk will compare and contrast the major object storage systems in use today, including Amazon’s S3, Microsoft’s Azure, EMC Atmos, the OpenStack Swift initiative and others.

Learning Objectives

Understand why cloud storage requires a different architecture from traditional IT infrastructure.
Understand the unique benefits of object storage technologies.
Understand the strengths, weaknesses, and differences between the major object storage technologies in the marketplace.