Enterprise data is growing rapidly – reaching multiple petabytes of data or even billions of files for many organizations. To maximize the business value of this data, enterprises need a storage infrastructure to store, manage, and retrieve a massive amounts of data. This eBook shows you how to address large content repository challenges with object storage. You’ll learn how to effectively address long-term retention policies, find and retrieve content quickly from long-term repositories and using object storage efficiently.
Object storage is not just about adding new storage functionality. It also fundamentally reduces the complexity of how applications interact with storage. The basic object model of HTTP (create, retrieve, update, and delete) has been well proven in the world’s most scalable and successful application, the World Wide Web, and the standardization of object storage follows the same proven model — dramatically simplifying how applications interface with storage.
Object Storage For Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, was written by Lawrence C. Miller, CISSP with forward by David Slik Technical Director for Object Storage at NetApp Inc. The book explores the challenges of large content repositories, explains object storage, examines the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard, and introduces the NetApp Distributed Content Repository solution.
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