Independence Day (a.k.a, the Fourth of July) in the USA commemorates the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), where the Continental Congress declared the American colonies as united, free, independent states. As we celebrate with fireworks, patriotic music and BBQ, the rest of the world goes on with business as usual. And, in today’s world, business means data—and lots of it!
How Much Data is Being Stored?
What does this mean? You guessed it. The need for cost-effective, highly scalable storage with built-in data protection will only continue to grow.
How is Data Stored?
Data is stored in a wide variety of solutions. From primary block- and file-based storage devices such as:
- SAN (Storage Area Network)
- NAS (Network-Attached Storage)
- DAS (Direct-Attached Storage)
To what is generally considered secondary storage:
- Cloud Storage (all of which is based on Object Storage technology)
- On-Prem Object-based Storage
- Tape Storage
If you want to learn more about the various types of data storage, I recommend you watch our Back to Basics webinar featuring CEO Tony Barbagallo and VP Marketing Adrian Herrera or read the blog What are the Differences Between Block, File and Object-Based Data Storage?
Why Liberate Your Data?
Over the past years, we’ve talked a lot about data being locked in silos. It was one of the first blog topics I tackled when I started working for Caringo in 2015, inspired by Marc Staimer’s Ending Storage Silos whitepaper. The reasons for liberating data from silos and moving it into object storage remain the same:
- Improve your organization’s productivity with data portability between protocols (S3, SCSP, HTTP, HDFS and NFS)
- Expand search capabilities with metadata
- Lower the short- and long-term cost of storing data
- Support data storage and distribution at scale
- Increase resilience of data and simplify recovery
Register now for our August 20 Tech Tuesday webinar to learn about Data Resiliency & Recovery with Swarm Object Storage.
How Does Swarm Object Storage Provide Freedom?
When your organization manages data effectively and can find data when it is needed, you have the freedom to focus on other aspects of business critical to your success. You can better collaborate, create, communicate and take care of your employees and customers.
When you free up staff hours by simplifying data management and dollars by reducing storage cost of acquisition and ownership (TCA and TCO), you create an environment ripe with possibility and innovation.
And, with Swarm Object Storage, you empower your Storage and IT Admin to unplug and find work-life balance.
How do I Consolidate Data on Object Storage?
Consolidating your data on our Swarm Object Storage Platform has never been easier. Check out our How to Migrate to Object Storage from SAN, NAS and Tape Storage resource page to learn just how simple we make it to liberate your data from silos and consolidate it on the Swarm Object Storage Platform for access, distribution and archive. If you need help, contact us. Our experts are happy to help.