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ObjectiveFS implements a secure, cloud abd log structured filesystem on top of object stores, where existing software and tools can run seamlessly in the cloud.

ObjectiveFS gives you a hassle-free storage backend, comparable to something great sysadmin teams set up and maintain, but without the setup and maintenance overhead.

Initially it was able only to support AWS S3, but now there is also the (beta) support) for Google Cloud Storage and On-premise Object Store with S3-compatible API:

The company has published an interesting howto on how share multiple EC2 Instance (but it can work also with other supported object storage), needed when you design a distribuited cloud environment with multiple instances.

Fore example, scaling your web servers to handle more traffic, setting up a redundant web hosting infrastructure and building a reliable mail server are a few reasons to share files between EC2 instances.

One possible solution is to use a shared cloud file system like ObjectiveFS to share files between your EC2 instances. ObjectiveFS runs directly on your EC2 instances and uses reliable and durable cloud object stores like AWS S3. So, you don’t need to maintain any extra servers or take care of a storage cluster.

How To Share Files Between EC2 instances with a cloud filesystem

ObjectiveFS also has strong end-to-end integrity checks to protect your data both at rest and in motion. By building on top of a scalable object store, you now have storage that scales automatically and will never run out of disk space again. You also don’t have to decide how much storage you need in advance.

ObjectiveFS utilizes the scalability of cloud object stores like AWS S3, so your performance scales when you have more EC2 instances and you won’t run into storage performance bottlenecks. The performance is similar to running on a local hard drive.

With no single point of failure, your EC2 instances can come and go, and your data remains accessible by all of your other EC2 instances.

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2906 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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