Long-term retention and archiving
Object Storage offers a scalable and price-efficient solution. The object storage platform stores data in the so-called buckets. The data in a bucket can be addressed with a unique ID, and not with a drive letter or path.
If you know the ID, you can access the data. Object storage systems allow the storage of large quantities of data for a long period and without any limits. This makes it perfectly suitable for long-term retention, digital image archives or as storage behind a document management system.
Almost every backup application supports Object storage. The most widely used protocol for Object storage is the S3 protocol/API, which was developed by Amazon.