Object storage, or Object-Based Storage (OBS), is a storage architecture that stores and manages data as objects, rather than as files. This can be a bit confusing, so let’s take a closer look at what that means. In a traditional file-based system, each file is stored in a predefined location on the server. With object storage, files are no longer confined to specific folders or directories. Instead, they are stored as individual objects and can be accessed from any location in the system.