Infront Systems' King said object storage is popular because Cloud computing is based on it.
"The reason object is probably so popular in Cloud is because it has got the principles of location independence. It allows you to scale without actually being constrained within a file system or knowing the exact location. It's very easy to move around a couple of billion objects," he said.
"You can scale and you can turn things off and shoot the cattle all you like, but it will ultimately exist somewhere and you don't need to know."
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