The Filesystem Gateway gives you the flexibility to store and retrieve files in the Object Storage system via NFS or CIFS. Unlike most other Filesystem Gateways, files stored via the Gateway can also be accessed via the RESTful HTTP API as objects and vice versa. This makes it ideal for migrating data to the Object Storage system as your data is not locked into an access method.
The Filesystem Gateway is provided as an optional component of the object Storage system and provides the following capabilities:
NFS and CIFS file-based access to any data stored in a cluster
Preserves file/object integrity allowing object API access by other applications
Allows your applications that require filesystem access to take advantage of the Object Storage system