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The Power of Metadata in Object Storage

Metadata is data about the data. Just how does this work with object storage, and what are the benefits to using metadata? Caringo Product Manager Ryan Meek will explain how metadata works with object storage, how it can be used to organize and manage data and how it can be the key to unlocking the value of both your old and new data.
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