Timeline for CAS, Object and Distributed Storage - February 2021
The idea of this timeline came from the bazar I found in many different places with several inaccuracies that invited me to start to think about that historical model. I developed several versions of it and shared the 1st edition in the article "The History Boys: Object storage ... from the beginning" published in The Register in July 2016.
It groups CAS, Content Addressable sometimes Aware Storage, officially started by FilePool more than 20 years ago with several technology and product iterations since that moment. The important aspect of this resides in the object storage philosophy, everything around block and file storage is out of this picture.
I let the reader think about some market dynamic and trends but clearly some elements appear clearly with this image with open source and acquisition trends confirming that object storage is strategic for vendors and a must for users.
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