Object Storage versus Block Storage: Understanding the Technology Differences
by Yadin Porter de León and Tony Piscopo at Druva
Even very technical people scratch their heads over the business value of object storage. In other words, what problems does it solve? What are its drawbacks and limitations? Which types of applications run better, what breaks, and what do you need to completely redesign to take advantage of the storage technology? Ultimately every IT admin wants to know if object storage is a good fit for certain workloads. In this article, we define object storage, compare it to alternatives, and give an overview of where it can make a performance difference for enterprise computing.