Object Storage Fast, Secure, and Compliant.
Transform Your Storage Space While Guarding Data Sovereignty Requirements
Developing and running cloud apps and businesses requires immense amounts of unstructured data. Oman Data Park has responded to the demand for more cost-effective Object Storage with a new Object Storage service. Our goal is to give organizations an option for storage that is fast, secure, and complies with data regulations.
The Object Storage service starts with a friendly self-service portal that allows users to select and allocate storage as they need it. Users can set quotas and usage rates for groups to maximize efficiency. Access tiers can be configured and work with Amazon S3, Glacier, Google Coldline, or other S3 endpoints.
Speed is boosted by lowering latency. Lower latency is achieved through a single site or multi-site system. Choosing the best, most local data center increases speed. Built-in data compression reduces file size, and a GPS Object Locator reduces search times.
Oman Data Park is already a secure data center with numerous awards and security certifications. Object Storage service security is strengthened by SSL encryption. Data at rest is secured by AES 256 encryption for an extra level of protection.
|Scale-out||Scale-out||Peer-to-peer cloud storage platform with granular storage policy management, reporting and administration a bucket. Build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid, private and public cloud storage solutions.||Scale to thousands of nodes and Billions of objects in different data centers as needed.|
|Self Service||Self Service||Self Service portal||Users can select and provision storage services on–demand from a service catalog through a self-service portal|
|Quality of Service (QoS)||Quality of Service (QoS)||Dynamically set usage rate limits||Use QoS to vigorously control usage rate limits for each group or on a per user basis.|
|Quotas||Quotas||Dynamically set quota limits||Dynamically control storage quotas for each group or on a per-user basis.|
|User-Defined Storage Policies||User-Defined Storage Policies||Users can define their own policies for data protection||Allow IT admins/application admin to focus on Storage as a Service (STaaS) and giving users the self-service look and feel of an AWS S3 service while providing IT oversight and control.|
|Policy-based Tiering||Policy-based Tiering||User-defined policies for migrating data to S3 cloud||Define tiering policy on a per-bucket level. Automatically tier to Amazon S3, Glacier, Google Coldline or other S3 endpoints such as tape libraries.|
|Single or Multi-Data Center||Single or Multi-Data Center||Support geo-distributed model||Enables lower latency and provide better cloud services performance with a single global namespace.|
|Security and Encryption||Security and Encryption||Metadata and file are bundled into an object||Granular metadata management at the object level and near-infinite scalability of highly available shared storage for the Internet of Things (IoT).|
|Store Files as Objects||Store Files as Objects||Metadata and file are bundled into an object||Granular metadata management at the object level and near-infinite scalability of highly available shared storage for the Internet of Things (IoT).|
|Data Compression||Data Compression||Supports data compression||Reduce storage usage and increase your storage capacity savings with built-in data compression.|
|Event Notifications||Supports SNMP/JMX monitoring||Supports SNMP/JMX monitoring||Use secure SNMP traps and JMX for system monitoring and also for charge back reporting.|
|Object Locator||Object Locator||A GPS locator for your objects with Oman Data Park OJS||Object Locator enables an administrator to easily locate any object and determine the number of copies that exist as well as their exact storage location across geographically dispersed data centers to meet compliance regulations.|
Spending on Software Defined Storage Is Growing by 20%
Businesses are turning to software-defined storage systems hosted in the cloud to increase their storage capacity and boost their service agility. The need is simple:
- More data is being stored than ever before. Space is required.
- Access is needed at speed. Agility is also required.
Software defined storage is scalable, so it can respond to the demands of growing businesses. Object Catalogs and search functions enable quick location of files, data and objects. Space and speed are being provided.
So, what are organizations turning away from to embrace software-defined storage? Many organizations are still relying on hardware to determine storage. This older, common form of storage is seen with the standard x86 server with storage architecture built into it. This may have its uses, but it is not scalable and can require large sums of capital expenditure to achieve even small increases in capacity.
Software-defined storage is the direction of travel for the IT industry. That’s why its growth rate is predicted to be more than 20%.
Why Organizations Are Turning to Object Storage
Unstructured data use has grown exponentially during the past decade. The International Data Corporation (IDC) expects unstructured data to continue to grow. By 2025, the globe will be generating more than 175 zettabytes of information. Most of this will be in the form of unstructured data, especially from the IoT.
Managing unstructured data is best done with Object Storage because of the usage of metadata. Metadata allows files to be cataloged in an almost infinite number of ways, such as by title, date, author, version, etc. When combined with a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID), object storage allows data to be stored as a unit with a unique identifier and characteristics that are searchable.
The flexibility of Object Storage is crucial because data size is growing so fast. Keeping data on physical drives in an organization’s basement simply requires too much space, money, and management.