Totally different stories, but two of the most classic use cases for object storage: the first is about storage consolidation with distributed NAS front-end, while the latter is on smart and high performance CDN backend. I love talking to end users to find out how their choices pan out when it comes to infrastructure design and how they experience day-to-day system administration.
The two documents are not particularly long, (for marketing reasons), but I think they give a clear idea, once again, about the superior characteristics of object storage when it comes to $/GB and efficiency. It is also noteworthy to mention that TTU has a 250TB cluster while NEP has more than 200 nodes for a total of 1.25PB confirming that object storage now meets everyone’s needs, all you need is the right solution, Caringo in this case.
I’m also working on a large report about object storage for enterprise use cases with GigaOM Research… it will be out soon, stay tuned!