Object Storage: The Future Building Block for Storage Systems
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Overview: This paper discusses the latest developments in the area of object store technology, focusing on standardization, research prototypes, and technology adoption and deployment. A major step has been the approval of the T10 OSD protocol (version 1) as an OSD standard in late 2004. The paper also reports on prototyping efforts that are carried out in IBM Haifa Research Lab in building an object store. The latest prototype is compliant with a large subset of the T10 standard.