Adopting completely new storage models can be painful – we get it. However, you know you need something different for distributed organizations, where your users are accessing data freely from desktops and mobile devices. SMB and NFS are great for legacy applications, but just cannot scale for modern workloads.
So, everything is going S3, Right?
Global organizations, multi-source ingest methods and cloud-based applications are increasingly adopting S3 thus making it the most widely used API. By leveraging the S3 API, it is now possible to build next generation unified storage infrastructures with unmatched scalability and flexibility.
So, can I have that in software only? And what about my stuff which needs to look like traditional storage?
DDN WOS, available in both software and appliance models, can be leveraged to implement next generation storage infrastructures where S3, Swift, NFS and SMB protocols are exposed and can be used for a comprehensive set of use cases with configurations starting to a few hundred TBs to multi-PBs and any level of performance. For vendors and partners alike, DDN has an S3 test-bed that can be used to validate code and compatibility without having to use any production instances.
The results have been very exciting, with customers, partners and resellers providing outstanding results equating to a surge in WOS adoption and sales acceleration.
Recently Europe’s top object storage technologist and blogger wrote on S3 and other access methods. It’s an excellent overview about the things to consider when implementing modern and legacy storage infrastructures. You can read it here.