Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

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.

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: