Data storage continues to be an issue for most organizations. The following piece of information might make you feel better about your own situation. At the end of 2012, 1.3 trillion objects were stored in Amazon S3, the world’s largest object storage system. Even more so, that number is growing faster than 1 billion objects per day. InfoWorld brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “What is object storage?”
Fortunately, object storage is more scalable than traditional file system storage, because the objects are stored in a flat organization as opposed to a directory hierarchy.
Capturing digital data and storing it securely in the clouds is easier with object storage. However, it is always important to entrust your data to professionals who adhere to industry standards and uses technology that makes your content findable. After all, what is the point of having information if you can’t access it?
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.