A Saga of Smart Storage Devices

An Overview of object Storage

2/11/2014 The downloadable pdf is and article published in the February 2014 Vol. 39, No. 1 issue of ;login: a usenix publication.

Object storage systems have become quite popular, with implementations ranging from Amazon’s S3 to backends for NFSv4.1.
We describe the history of object storage, the practice and standards in use today, and work being done by groups such as the Ceph project, as well as some of our own development.