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Oct 10 2012   12:27PM GMT

Word of the Day: object storage definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Microsoft Azure and Nirvanix Cloud Storage are storage clouds based on object storage.” — Rich Castagna

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is object storage, a generic term that describes an approach to addressing and manipulating discrete units of storage called objects. Like files, objects contain data — but unlike files, objects are not organized in a hierarchy. Every object exists at the same level in a flat address space called a storage pool and one object cannot be placed inside another object.

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