Designing an All-Flash Object Store

by George Crump, Storage Swiss

Object storage is set to become THE way organizations will store unstructured data. As this transition occurs those same organizations are expecting more from object storage than just a “cheap and deep” way to store information. They expect the system will deliver data as fast as their analytics applications want it. The problem is that in terms of performance most object storage systems are sorely lacking. The reality is the transition to high performance object storage will require more than simply throwing flash at the problem. Underlying object storage software needs to change. 

More than Flash

Our entry “The Need for  Speed – High Performance Object Storage” shows the decisions to use flash for object storage gets support from improving time to results and increased density. The problem is that “just throwing flash at the problem” will lead to less than desirable outcomes. The key to optimizing a flash investment is making sure the rest of the storage infrastructure does not add the latency that flash removes. This is a particular problem for many object storage systems.

The Object Storage Bottlenecks to Flash Performance

One of the key inhibitors to maximizing flash performance is one of object storage’s biggest advantages….

To read this blog in its entirety, please visit: https://storageswiss.com/2016/10/04/designing-all-flash-object-store/

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