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why is object storage used [closed]

asked 2013-06-06 00:33:55 -0500

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i want to know why and what is stored in it. does it store: User files, account information,works like another database or songs, when a VM is provisioned where does object storage come in the picture.

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answered 2013-06-06 12:28:46 -0500

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Object Storage can be used for many things. Within Openstack, it can be used to store OS Images, and backups of Volumes. It is also used as a general service for end users. Both Amazon's S3 and Rackspace's Cloud Files (which is Openstack Swift) have proven useful for many use cases, including backups, media, streaming, documents, etc.

In short, it is most useful for when you need durable, long term storage of objects (usually files).

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