DDN BLOG

Over the past few years, we have learned a lot about objects and how they are perfect as a modern way to store information. The trillion-object-story and unlimited objects are superb examples of this idea. However, coming into reality — legacy enterprise workflows are something difficult to adopt, because we still need legacy protocols such as NFS and SMB. They define the DNA of legacy data center workflows, and it would require a lot of changes for people and software if we wanted them to use objects. So, how can you implement objects in legacy infrastructures?

DDN knows how to roll objects into legacy workflows — Introducing Unified Access

That’s right. We understood you clearly when you said you need legacy protocols. We went back to see how we could implement this change, and the resulting change is the best of both worlds. It meets the requirement for an application that needs POSIX, and it will satisfy that cool software that was written in scripting language and was expecting you have an object store (developers and S3 😀 ).

What we are offering is unified access through files and objects. It probably seems unbelievable, so check out the following diagram:

openstack-diagram

Data ingested from the object interface will be available immediately from the file interface, and vise-versa. This is an unbelievable and revolutionary improvement in this technology.

Ingesting data into a cluster or writing a new tool? Try and leverage the object interface. Like all change, it involves people, a process, and tools. Let’s use these factors to make the IT world better place. We need to make this happen.

  • Abdulrahman Alkhamees