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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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OBJECT-BASED STORAGE

 

 

The concepts of “objects” and how storage devices associate with objects are unique in that they depart from the architectures of traditional file and storage systems. Getting a grasp on objects can help to paint a better picture of what the promoters of MXF and metadata for moving media had in mind when they set out to formalize those standards over 15 years ago.

Object-based storage, unlike block-based storage, encapsulates user data, its attributes, and the information associated with describing that user data together, as opposed to having them linked externally by a separate organizing mechanism. This combination enables object storage to determine data layout and quality of service on a per-object basis, improving ...

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