Object storage solutions provide the ideal way to handle PDF, XLS, PPT, XML, JPEG files, audio, image, video production and post-production files for healthcare, scientific research, big data analytics, IoT, or any sector where information can be very sophisticated and can vary over time. Thanks to rich set of metadata, object storage offers unmatched flexibility compared with traditional storage systems.
It’s also possible define metadata retention and deletion policies for scheduled storage management, and these properties can also be useful for regulatory compliance.
As we know, metadata descriptors are defined by the application: for this reason, object storage is an extremely valuable storage model allowing organizations to enjoy dependable security benefits, manage data growth and exploit a range of new opportunities.
For example, in a healthcare setting, patient information must be archived for years if not decades, but may need to be accessed in a matter of seconds: Thanks to a rich set of metadata, medical reports can be accessed through different keys as shown in the X-ray image example to right.