Object Storage Solutions for MSPs

Our object storage solutions cater to the needs of MSPs that need secure, affordable, and long-term cloud storage for the client backups.

Storio helps you store and protect your customers’ unstructured data sets with object storage systems that guarantee security, compliance, and availability.

With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can set object storage as a destination for long-term storage.

Choose between Veeam-integrated cloud and S3-compatible storage solutions that include AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

Disaster Recovery solutions

Object Storage Systems Have Many Use Cases and Benefits

Data backup and archiving

Object storage is an excellent data backup option for data sets that rarely require modification.

Protect data from ransomware

With new versions of your backup files created in line with your RPO’s, the ability to recover from ransomware attacks is enhanced.

Disaster Recovery solutions

Object-based storage is ideal for storing offsite DR replications, to enable your client’s to quickly recover from a disaster situation.

The Advantages of Object Storage Architecture for Small Businesses and Enterprises

For small businesses and enterprises, object storage is irreplaceable for long-term cloud storage. Some of its advantages include:

  • Low cost maintenance
  • Unmatched flexibility
  • Better manageability
  • Convenient remote access

According to a report by nRoad, 80% of all data in the world is unstructured. So, regardless of the size of your clients’ businesses, they most likely have large piles of unstructured data that needs to be archived and protected.

Not to mention, unstructured data may grow in sporadic ways – for instance as backups over time – making it a must to use a storage system that can be scaled up on demand.

Our storage systems enable MSPs to store their customers’ backup data, as well as manage and locate files efficiently. Object stores are also better designed for analytics, enabling sophisticated eDiscovery capabilities.

Unlike block and file storage systems, there’s no strict hierarchy in place. Your customers’ unstructured data will be stored in a flat plane that relies on objects stored in buckets, which also enables easier customizability.

The Advantages of Object Storage

Storio’s Object Storage Systems Simplifies Storing Unstructured Data

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Enjoy Perks That Block Storage Can’t Provide

Compared to block storage, object storage is far superior in terms of storing unstructured data like data backups. It’s best used when scalability, durability, metadata management, and unlimited storage are required.

And while block storage provides better performance and low latency when used in storing structured data in certain use cases, it won’t provide the same benefits when storing unstructured data.

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Efficient Analytics

With powerful metadata capabilities, extracting useful analytics with object storage is unmatched. Metadata provides an exceptional level of classification for every tiny bit of data, giving you a wider analytics scope.

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Get Rid of Complexity

Because object storage doesn’t rely on folder structures, it’s far less complex than file and block storage systems. You can retrieve data manually on demand no matter how big your data sets are, even if you don’t know its location.

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Customizable Metadata

Our object storage systems let you customize metadata with unlimited meta tags for fast object locating. And while file systems also use metadata, the information is often insufficient to locate the files with it (ex: date, time, owner, etc).

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Direct to Object Storage

Utilize Veeam V12’s new direct-to-object storage capability with Veeam Universal Storage API 2.0 and Smart Object Storage API (SOSAPI). With this functionality, you can send direct backups to Storio’s object storage.

This comes at no performance compromises. You can also back up edge locations to cloud object storage directly.

Flexible Data Protection Options

At Storio, we offer object storage solutions that rely on flexible erasure coding and configurable replication to prevent data loss. By striping data across multiple nodes, you’ll be able to provide protection for each type of data separately.

Other storage systems, such as file storage, utilize a similar system, called RAID, coupled with data replication. And while this approach provides data protection to some extent, it’s much less flexible than erasure coding.

Put simply, you’ll get the same level of protection for all data types, which isn’t the best approach here since some types of mission-critical files require more protection than other less relevant files.

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Ready to accelerate your MSP growth while protecting your clients with reliable Object Storage solutions?

Object Storage Frequently Asked Questions

What is an example of object storage?

Object storage is a storage system that stores data as objects in large buckets. Some examples of data that can be stored in object storage systems include music, videos, emails, and photos.

At Storio, we offer object storage solutions that provide an ideal environment for storing large volumes of unstructured data.

What is the difference between object storage vs block storage?

The primary difference between object storage and block storage is that object storage is used for unstructured data, while block storage is more suitable for structured data sets.

Object storage solutions provide performance benefits such as unlimited storage, enhanced durability, metadata management capabilities, and flexible scaling.

Block storage, on the other hand, boosts lower latency, in addition to better performance in the case of structured data.

Our object storage systems help you archive and protect your unstructured data with a long-term, cost-efficient solution that’s also easy to manage and search through.

What is the difference between object storage vs file storage?

The difference between object and file storage is the hierarchy used to store files. File storage relies on a traditional tree-like hierarchy that consists of directories and multiple sub-directories. In other words, you need to follow a defined file path to access the file.

In object storage, files are treated as objects stored within buckets in a flat address space. The change in structure also makes object storage much easier and more cost-efficient to scale with near-infinite scaling capabilities.

At Storio, we provide MSPs with innovative object storage solutions that make storing and backing up unstructured data more manageable and less costly.

What is cloud data storage?

Cloud storage is a cloud computing storage model that comprises storing data on the internet with the help of a cloud storage provider.

It enables organizations to benefit from extensive cloud storage capabilities without having to invest in infrastructure. The cloud provider handles everything, including infrastructure, management, server maintenance, and network.

Some of the benefits of cloud storage include:

  • Scalability
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Accessibility
  • Faster time to market
  • Better security
  • Improved collaboration
  • Flexibility

Storio’s cloud storage solutions enable you to meet your clients’ cloud storage requirements with a fully managed option and an easy-to-use MSP portal with single pane of glass visibility.

Why is S3 called object storage?

Amazon S3 is called object storage because it stores data as objects that reside in buckets. In the context of object storage, the object is simply any file that contains unstructured data, in addition to the metadata attached to it. The bucket is the container that houses these objects.

Storing your data in Amazon S3 means that you’ll need to create buckets with assigned names and choose your AWS region.