Contributed by HGST

The burden of data storage continues to be a major challenge for enterprise and midsized organizations. With data growth spiraling out of control and the concurrent
need to increase efficiency while reducing costs, organizations are looking for alternatives to traditional SAN and NAS storage appliances.

Although object storage has been an emerging market for more than a decade, this architecture provides operational and capacity scalability enhancements that organizations
are craving.

This report discusses the storage management challenges organizations are facing today and the potential benefits object storage can provide to help ease these burdens.