Features and benefits

Features and benefits

Features

Benefits

Leverages commodity hardware

No lock-in, lower price/GB.

HDD/node failure agnostic

Self-healing, reliable, data redundancy protects from failures.

Unlimited storage

Large and flat namespace, highly scalable read/write access, able to serve content directly from storage system.

Multi-dimensional scalability

Scale-out architecture: Scale vertically and horizontally-distributed storage. Backs up and archives large amounts of data with linear performance.

Account/container/object structure

No nesting, not a traditional file system: Optimized for scale, it scales to multiple petabytes and billions of objects.

Built-in replication 3✕ + data redundancy (compared with 2✕ on RAID)

A configurable number of accounts, containers and object copies for high availability.

Easily add capacity (unlike RAID resize)

Elastic data scaling with ease.

No central database

Higher performance, no bottlenecks.

RAID not required

Handle many small, random reads and writes efficiently.

Built-in management utilities

Account management: Create, add, verify, and delete users; Container management: Upload, download, and verify; Monitoring: Capacity, host, network, log trawling, and cluster health.

Drive auditing

Detect drive failures preempting data corruption.

Expiring objects

Users can set an expiration time or a TTL on an object to control access.

Direct object access

Enable direct browser access to content, such as for a control panel.

Realtime visibility into client requests

Know what users are requesting.

Supports S3 API

Utilize tools that were designed for the popular S3 API.

Restrict containers per account

Limit access to control usage by user.

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