Introduction to object stores

Content Software for File User Guide

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Within the Content Software for File system, object stores are an optional external storage medium strategically designed to store warm data. These object stores, employed in tiered Content Software for File system configurations, can be cloud-based, located in the same location as the Content Software for File cluster, or at a remote location

Content Software for File extends support for object stores, leveraging their capabilities for tiering (both tiering and local snapshots) and backup (snapshots only). Both tiering and backup functionalities can be concurrently used for the same filesystem, enhancing flexibility.

The optimal usage of object store buckets comes into play when a cost-effective data storage tier is imperative and traditional server-based SSDs prove insufficient in meeting the required price point.

An object store bucket definition comprises crucial components: the object store DNS name, bucket identifier, and access credentials. The bucket must remain dedicated to the Content Software for File system, ensuring exclusivity and security by prohibiting access from other applications.

Moreover, the connectivity between filesystems and object store buckets extends beyond essential storage. This connection proves invaluable in data lifecycle management and facilitates the innovative Snap-to-Object features, offering a holistic approach to efficient data handling within the Content Software for File system.