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French supplier Scality has updated its RING software with a major release which proves, it claims, that object-based storage can be faster than SAN or NAS for unstructured data operations. Scality employs a ring structure of X86 server nodes that store objects, not files or blocks, and can operate in parallel. The company says …

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What is an object?

Is this about object-oriented database storage, BLOBs, or something else?

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FAIL

Good point. What's the difference between an object and a file?

Except the only example given is that the object could be a full-length 3D movie.

Which is a file.

Abject marketing fail there - if you're going to make a big deal out of something, how about you tell us why we should care?

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Coffee/keyboard

'Our ring is resilient and self-healing'

Thanks El Reg, for brightening my day before I go to work. Will send you bill for replacement keyboard...

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