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One Size Does Not Fit All: Evaluating Object Storage

Once you’ve determined that you have outgrown traditional SAN & NAS solutions and that you need to investigate object-based storage (OBS), how do you know which one is the best fit for your use case and organization? Hear about our upcoming TechTuesday webinar, Evaluating Object Storage Solutions, in this week's blog.

Evaluating Object Storage
Evaluating Object Storage

The concept of “one size fits all” is rarely accurate, and it’s particularly not true when you’re looking for data storage. There are many factors that come into play in selecting the right solution for your use case. For those with small data storage needs, SAN and NAS may be adequate solutions. In just about every industry and use case, however, we’ve seen massive growth in the amount of data that must be stored. The sheer amount of data that needs to be managed is typically associated with multiple regulations and policies for protecting and retaining it, not to mention the need to support a large range of access methods. The resulting intersection of requirements is creating a high demand for object-based storage (OBS) solutions.

Once you’ve determined that you should investigate OBS solutions, how do you know which one is the best fit for your use case and organization? Ben Canter, our VP of Sales, and I will tackle the topic of Evaluating Object Storage Solutions in our August 21 TechTuesday webinar at 11 am PT/ 1 pm ET. We’ll discuss the criteria you should use when evaluating object storage solutions for various use cases and share our knowledge gleaned from the hundreds of successful installations Caringo has managed for over a decade.

Along with considerations such as scalability, ease of data migration (protocol compatibility), data management and protection, it pays to understand each product’s approach when handling the data and metadata.

I hope you will join me and Ben for our TechTuesday webinar on Evaluating Object Storage Solutions. The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A, so you can ask questions that address your specific areas of interest. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are happy to discuss your specific use case as you architect the future of your data storage.

John Bell
John Bell

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John Bell has been with Caringo for 7 years and is our Senior Consultant on the design, implementation and management of object storage. John has worked with many of our largest customers to transform their storage infrastructure with highly efficient and cost-effective object storage solutions. John has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in Computer Science from Indiana State University.

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