Cost-effective Object Storage Service Now Available with US Signal

October 17, 2017

(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can also be used in conjunction with US Signal’s file and block storage options to create a multi-tiered storage strategy.

Instead of organizing data into files or blocks as is the case with traditional storage systems, object storage uses variable-sized data containers known as objects. Each object consists of data; a unique object identifier; and metadata comprised of customizable attributes that users can use to tag objects.  There is no folder structure. Without the limitations posed by folders, the number of object IDs can be increased for almost limitless scalability.

Customers can connect to US Signal’s SLA-backed object storage from anywhere, anytime, and with any device or application that supports S3 or Swift API calls. Storage API calls are made to highly available public API gateways, which parse data into smaller fragments that are encoded and stored on multiple backend cluster resources for redundancy. 

Unlike many other object storage service providers, US Signal does not charge for API operations or egress bandwidth charges. Customers are only charged for a committed capacity amount, which includes all API transaction fees and any ingress/egress bandwidth consumption. For more information, call 866.2. SIGNAL or email info@ussignal.com.

 

About US Signal 

US Signal is a leading IT solutions provider of secure, reliable network, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection and disaster recovery services — all powered by its expan­sive, robust fiber network. With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in strategic markets, US Signal offers one of the Midwest’s largest, fully deployed networks. The company also helps customers optimize their IT resources through the provision of man­aged services and professional services.