NetApp Releases new version StorageGRID Webscale

NetApp introduced the latest version of its Object Storage software, StorageGRID. The latest version is aimed at helping to simplify OpenStack storage deployments as well as supporting Docker container deployment on bare-metal servers.

NetApp's approach to object storage is with the StorageGRID Webscale software. The software will address a range of use cases, managing data placement according to cost, compliance, availability, and performance requirements, delivering the storage needed with speed, security, and scalability. StorageGRID Webscale runs on a virtualized server infrastructure with either NetApp E-series data storage systems or with third-party storage arrays. And is purpose-built for large archives, media repositories, and web data stores.

“The accelerated pace of digitization is creating significant data management challenges for geo-dispersed enterprises and service providers,” says Amita Potnis, research manager at IDC. “NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is an easy-to-deploy, highly scalable solution that will help users create the necessary infrastructure to support massive growth in both structured and unstructured data.”

The newest enhancements to StorageGRID Webscale provide IT operations and development teams with a software-oriented storage solution to manage data at scale. The solution also brings the enterprise closer to achieving a next-generation data center.

StorageGRID Webscale now offers:

* More software deployment options, including Docker container support and the ability to install on bare-metal servers;

* Simpler OpenStack storage deployments with Keystone integration, Swift access control list (ACL) support, and heat-less deployment;

* Better multitenant control with the ability to monitor and manage user capacity quotas; and

* Certification with Veritas Enterprise Vault to centralize retention management across email, files, social media, and more.

“Data is the lifeblood of today’s successful businesses. NetApp is uniquely positioned to help our customers on their journey to becoming data-driven organizations,” says Clemens Siebler, manager: solution architects EMEA at NetApp. “StorageGRID Webscale provides a next-generation storage architecture that helps customers to easily create massively scalable data lakes for archive, analytics and rich media data between geo-dispersed data centers and the public cloud.”

Learn more about StorageGRID Web Scale here

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