In this paper, independent storage analyst Enrico Signoretti demystifies the key benefits of the object storage technology and presents specific examples of when and where object storage makes sense. He then dives deep into the different object storage access standards and APIs to illustrate what it takes for an enterprise to build a private cloud that is Amazon S3 compatible. Finally, he explains the key functionalities of Cloudian HyperStore object storage architecture and highlights its advantages in the enterprise context. After reading this paper you will master the basic concepts of object storage and how they apply to some of the most important enterprise storage use cases. In addition, you will gain a thorough understanding of Cloudian HyperStore object storage platform and how to best apply it to build private cloud storage environments.
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