gScale Object Storage

Highly scalable, cost-effective cloud storage for large sets of unstructured data including images, video, documents, and other media-rich environments.

Cloud Storage for the Age of Data

If you have a large amount of data or a lot of files—we're talking millions or billions of files adding up to hundreds of terabytes or several petabytes—consider gScale object-based storage for your cloud environment. The scalability of object storage is far beyond that of traditional NAS and SAN storage systems. Compatibility with Amazon S3 and OpenStack simplifies cloud migrations.

Object storage increases scalability by using unique identifiers to eliminate the need for file system hierarchies, uncoupling the storage object from the underlying storage media and making it possible for content to be accessed and delivered in milliseconds regardless of capacity or object count.

Object Storage Use Cases

Object storage is a scalable, economical choice that is an excellent option for unstructured data like documents, images, and video files. Examples include police officer body camera videos, online video streaming services, Content Delivery Networks, and medical imagery at large healthcare providers. Typical use cases include:

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gScale Object Storage Features

  • Always Available

    Never lose access to your files with a 100% availability SLA

  • Virtually Infinite Scalability

    Got a lot of data? Object storage is ready for you

  • Compatibility

    Migrate to and from popular cloud storage like Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift

How Does Object Storage Work?

Cloud Object Storage iconsUnlike file or block storage, object storage does not utilize file hierarchies, folder names, or physical disk location to store content. Files are stored as whole objects or object segments on a flat address space, and the information about the file is stored within its metadata. The metadata for these objects is customizable and includes such elements as object name, content type, retention period, originating application, replicas to be maintained, and erasure coding scheme.

The application can then request a file based on its unique identifier rather than using complex file hierarchies inherent in SAN and NAS storage systems. Block storage, a popular option for high-performance applications, requires the application to organize and retrieve files, while object storage is universal.

Benefits of gScale Object Storage

This object based storage solution has no single point of failure and works to reduce the overhead and manual management that is associated with other architectures. gScale has built-in erasure coding to help you better manage your very large amount of data. It also has the ability to be load balanced in order to support cloud bursting and other peak demand events while avoiding hot-spots.

In addition, a 100% availability SLA and 24/7/365 technical support ensure you'll never be without your essential data.

gScale Object Storage Product Information Sheet

Product Information Sheet

Getting Starting with gScale Object Storage

Getting Started Guide

Amazon S3 Features Supported in gScale Object Storage

Amazon S3 Supported Features

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