Cloudpap Object Storage vs Cloudpap Block Storage
Cloudpap technology is based on openstack technology and therefore Cloudpap Object Storage is synonymous with Openstack Swift and Cloudpap Block Storage is equivalent to Openstack Cinder.
Cloudpap Object storage is for storing unstructured data such as documents, static web files, images, videos, Server Images among others.
Cloudpap Block storage is for supporting the virtual infrastructure – storing the virtual machines and data used by the virtual machines.
Block storage stores data with real time data requirements like applications and applications’ databases.
Cloudpap Object Storage utilizes eventual consistency model while Cloudpap Block Storage utilizes strongly consistent model
Eventual consistency model ensures high availability and scalability writing data into multiple locations synchronously for high durability usually delaying replication when a one part of storage cluster becomes unavailable.
Strongly consistent model allow block storage to provide real-time data.
Qualities of Cloudpap Block storage
- High Performance – ensures real-time delivery of data and applications
- Highly available and scalable – Scale with surge of workloads
- Fault-Tolerant – Isolated processes avoid cascading failures
- Self-Recovering – Failures are easily diagnosed, debugged, and rectified
Qualities of Cloudpap Object Storage
- High Performance – allow storage and access of huge volumes of data at near real-time speed
- Highest level of stability – proxy server monitors storage nodes and replicate any failing part of cluster
- Reliability – data is stored in at least 3 locations
- Scalability – horizontal scaling – just adding of new proxy or storage nodes
- Ease of Use – Restful API avail all the functionalities plus a feature-rich dashboard