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In the ever-evolving realm of technology, storing your business’s data securely and affordably is more crucial than ever. What is the most effective method? How do you ensure its safety? And is it possible to achieve this without draining your resources? As businesses evaluate the pros and cons of finding a suitable data storage solution, one path stands out for its robust security and cost-efficiency: object storage.

What is Object Storage?

Object storage is a method of storing and managing data as objects, rather than files or blocks like in traditional storage systems. This approach allows object storage to essentially be limitless, as it is not constrained by the scalability limits of traditional storage. Object storage is an especially compelling option for businesses dealing with large amounts of videos, images, and other media, as these historically cumbersome files can be easily stored.

In addition to scalability, object storage also provides an additional layer of security through data immutability, which protects your data from being infected with malicious code, thereby reducing exposure to ransomware.  These features enable object storage to provide a robust, reliable, and secure infrastructure for storing and safeguarding large volumes of data, making them suitable for a wide range of applications and industries.

Object Storage with DāSTOR’s Fortress

DāSTOR offers its own object storage service, Fortress, for enterprise businesses seeking an efficient, cost-effective and innovative answer to their data storage needs. Fortress offers private, S3 compatible object storage with offsite backup copies and ransomware protection.

Integrated with DāSTOR’s hybrid colocation – a blend of private and public cloud computing within DāSTOR’s data centers – Fortress ensures secure storage without the burden of additional egress fees. Emphasizing security, Fortress includes immutability features to prevent data tampering, further protecting against ransomware threats.

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