Ozone Architecture

Ozone’s architectural elements are explained in the following pages. The metadata layer, data layer, protocol bus, replication layer and Recon are discussed in the following pages. These concepts are useful if you want to understand how ozone works in depth.


Ozone’s overview and components that make up Ozone.

Ozone Manager

Ozone Manager is the principal name space service of Ozone. OM manages the life cycle of volumes, buckets and Keys.

Storage Container Manager

Storage Container Manager or SCM is the core metadata service of Ozone. SCM provides a distributed block layer for Ozone.


Description of the Containers, the replication unit of Ozone.


Ozone supports Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) protocol. In fact, You can use S3 clients and S3 SDK based applications without any modifications with Ozone.