• 04 Aug 2022
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An object is a folder or file. Wasabi stores objects in buckets (logical software containers in which to store objects). Once you create a storage bucket, you can upload objects into the bucket.

On-Premises (on-prem)

What is an On-Premises (on-prem) Data Storage Solution?

On-Premises, or on-prem, data storage uses local hardware and is therefore owned and managed by the enterprise that is storing data. The enterprise is responsible for securing both the storage resources and the data, as well as maintaining those storage systems to function with modern technology.

Is On-Prem Storage Enough?

Companies are realizing the increased value of the data that’s being generated to their business. From day-to-day operations and logistics to software and applications, there’s no shortage of critically important information being captured at all times—which is where the issue with on-prem storage solutions lies.

Though on-prem storage was once standard for most businesses, the amount of data being generated and stored is much larger than most on-prem systems can handle. Meanwhile, scaling your on-prem system to store more data is much more difficult and costly than scaling cloud systems.

On-prem systems are only as scalable as the hardware and software they’re built with—and the further your software and hardware gets away from its manufacture date, the more likely it is for vendors to discontinue support plans, retire products, or start charging for the advanced upgrades needed to keep the equipment at least close to on-par with what is currently in the market. In other words, your scalability ceiling is relative to the time in which your “scalable” systems were deployed, and today’s ceiling is in the cloud.

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Migrate from On-Premise Storage to the Cloud

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Open-Source Software

The phrase “open source” refers to a unique software-licensing agreement that allows end users to freely use or modify said software in any way they wish. Therefore, open-source software is any software designed to be used, modified, and integrated by the public into any independent projects, completely free of charge or legal ramifications. This is because open-source licenses make the entirety of a software’s code fully available to the public, allowing that code to be used for any number of purposes.

How Does Open-Source Software Relate to the Cloud?

An open-source cloud platform is any cloud-based solution, service, or model developed using the aforementioned open-source technologies and licensing agreements. Open-source cloud providers can cover any private, public, or hybrid cloud models, as well as the full array of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other service solutions.

Thanks to open-source cloud computing, our end users receive a multitude of unique benefits. For example, users face no vendor lock-in while benefiting from the seamless integration of myriad products and systems developed by different vendors and organizations. Ultimately, open-source cloud software – and open-source technology in general – is all about enhancing interoperability with other solutions. In the case of Wasabi’s cloud solutions, that interoperability relates to various cloud-based solutions, including open-source options like rclone and Cyberduck.

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