Cloud Storage Pool

A type of storage pool that lets you use information lifecycle management (ILM) to move object data outside of your StorageGRID system.

From an ILM perspective, a Cloud Storage Pool is similar to a storage pool. To store objects in either location, you select the pool when creating the placement instructions for an ILM rule. However, while storage pools consist of Storage Nodes or Archive Nodes within the StorageGRID system, a Cloud Storage Pool consists of an external S3 bucket.

For example, you might want to move infrequently accessed objects to low-cost Amazon Glacier storage, or you might want to free up on-premise storage by storing older versions of objects externally.