UK Object Storage Beta
Q: What is object storage?
A: Object storage is a storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a files or block storage, which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.
Q: How do I use object storage?
A: Our support page provides information on several object clients.
Q: How much storage can I use during the beta?
A: There are no quota limits on accounts during the beta.
Q: How do I create an account?
A: Accounts for the beta test can be created on our accounts site.
Q: How will to beta last?
A: The beta ends June 2017
Q: What happens to my account and data after the beta period?
A: The system will be rebuilt and all data and accounts will be lost without possibility of recovery.
Q: What data should I store in the object system during the beta period?
A: You must follow all university computing policies.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: We want you to break the system now instead of later 🙂