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Object Storage Re-Invents Itself Without Even Trying

Since it was developed in 1996, object storage has been pigeonholed as a slow, cheap and deep archiving technology. Now, modern 'unified' object storage is experiencing a renaissance as one of the most flexible, scalable and powerful storage platforms for offering file, block and cloud-friendly object connectivity, as well as serving as the underlying technology for practically every distributed software-defined storage platform currently available. But this is only scratching the surface of what a metadata-rich storage architecture can ultimately offer in terms of granular storage management and data insight.