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Company Overview: ObjectiveFS

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Company Overview: ObjectiveFS

Shared S3 file servers for EC2 instances and servers for secure file storage and retrieval.

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I had the opportunity to meet with Grace Nordin, Founder and CEO, and Thomas Nordin, Co-founder and CTO of ObjectiveFS, the seventh company on IT Press Tour #31.

As companies deal with more data than ever before, the need for flexible, scaling storage continues to grow. Why is storage hard? Set up and maintain or virtual machines. Storage infrastructure requires expertise and maintenance and it needs to scale as data volumes and workloads increase. You need a lot of redundant VMs and tools to ensure reliability.

ObjectiveFS provides scalable, unlimited storage with no pre-provision storage or cluster reconfiguration. No storage infrastructure: no metadata server, storage cluster, VMs or hardware, or infrastructure. Simple to set up. The POSIX filesystem means existing applications and tools just work! No porting required. Highly durable and redundantly stored data on the object store. Data is persistent and safely stored even when no server is running. Cost-effective enterprise-grade performance

How it Works

Client-side, smart software uses object stores as reliable storage with simple setup: server and object store, easy to scale out, many concurrent readers and writers, updates visible to all, and standard filesystem interface along with seamless integration with existing applications and tools

S3-compatible object stores in the public cloud include AWS, GCP, and Digital Ocean. On-premise solutions include IBM, HGST, NetApp, and Minio.

ObjectiveFS scales with high performance as you add more servers while throughput scales as the number of servers increases. You can install on any server and access with your keys.

Use cases include machine learning (ML), financial services, analytics, backup and disaster recovery (DR), cluster computation for Web server and content management, persistent storage for K8s and Docker, software development tools, and unstructured file storage

The product roadmap includes: Azure support, Azure Blob Storage, multi-cloud storage management, multi-tiered support, application-specific performance optimizations, native support for additional cloud providers, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Softlayer.

The three key goals are:

  • Getting Azure out – early Q4.
  • Ensure speed of performance increases.
  • Grow customer base.
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big data ,data storage ,cloud-based data ,on-premise data

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