COIN.HOST is excited to announce the launch of our new S3 API compatible object storage service! Object storage is a highly scalable and durable way to store and manage large amounts of unstructured data, such as files, videos, and images. Object storage is in a number of ways different from hierarchy storage.
The key difference is the way that data is organized and accessed. In hierarchy storage, data is organized into files and folders, whereas, object storage uses a flat address space to store and access data, with each piece of data being assigned a unique identifier. Another key difference between object storage and hierarchy storage is how data is stored. In hierarchy storage, data is typically stored on a physical storage device, such as a hard drive or an array of hard drives. On the contrary, object storage stores data in a distributed manner, with data being spread across multiple storage devices in a network, thus eliminating single point of failure conditions.