For the right workloads, objeCt
Storage provides unbeatable
accessibility, flexibility, scalability
and cost advantages.
ment to her belief in the power of object-based storage.
In an object-oriented architecture, storage administrators assign
one or more unique identifiers to each piece of data — essentially
creating chunks of tagged data, or objects. Servers or users get
access to objects via these unique identifiers. Neither needs to
know the data’s physical location, like they do when working with
traditional file- and block-based storage systems.
“Show me the reCordS For every Female patient.” One day, Banner Health researchers working on cures for Alzheimer’s, cancer and other diseases might be able to make such a request of the sprawling system’s medical imaging archive — and in so doing change the way they conduct research forever. That’s the vision of Liz Devereaux, director of enter- prise storage at Phoenix-based Banner. It’s also a testa-
by beth Schultz