Rahul Gupta, IT transformation expert at PA Consulting, is quoted in an article about object storage pioneers.
The article discusses how object storage is an increasingly common way of storing data in the cloud but companies should be aware of the potential challenges.
Rahul explains that organisations that use object storage in the cloud should be aware that its scalability and elasticity does not remove the need to do some basic housekeeping on data.
“A lot of people feel storage is cheap, so they build systems with vast amounts of data and think the impact on cost is not that great. They push the data into S3, or an equivalent, and then once it's in there, they feel that they can impose structure on the data, which is not the right thing to do,” Rahul says.
He adds that by understanding data structure upfront and creating governance, such as role-based access, organisations will not need to revisit the architecture once the data grows.