Description of StorageGRID Webscale

NetApp StorageGRID Webscale (SGWS) is an Object Storage platform which is flexible and highly scalable while supporting multiple RESTful APIs for storing and managing data. SGWS Version 10.2 contains new features to provide customers with more options in deploying Object Storage that are compatible with the OpenStack platform.

NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is a software-defined object-based storage platform that provides intelligent policy-driven data management. The ability to manage data while optimizing durability, protection, performance, and even physical placement across multiple geographies is key to meeting business requirements while driving cost savings.

Starting with SGWS 10.2, support is provided for deploying a Grid with OpenStack and Heat on the KVM hypervisor. As well, StorageGRID Webscale 10.2 supports the Swift API so that applications and client software can ingest and retrieve data from SGWS 10.2 via the Swift RESTful API.

Assuming that the OpenStack deployment is configured to make use of the NetApp Cinder drivers and NetApp storage, StorageGRID Webscale customers can be confident they are building on a rock-solid foundation for their web data repositories, data archives, and media repositories.


Starting in OpenStack Newton, support for the S3 API has been dropped from the Glance API.


StorageGRID Webscale does not support the use of the Images (Glance) v2.0 API. The Images (Glance) v1.0 API is deprecated and will be removed after the Pike release.

Efficient, Durable, and Flexible.  Drive cost savings without sacrificing durability with NetApp StorageGRID Webscale’s hierarchical erasure coding. Protecting at the node level and with geo-distributed coding, customers can create policy-driven data protection with multiple levels of granularity. They can choose a combination of full copies and/or geo-distributed coded copies to balance performance needs and cost savings between different sets of data or during the object’s lifecycle.

Enable the Hybrid Cloud.  Achieve new levels of cost savings by enabling cloud-to-cloud data management. StorageGRID Webscale can manage and store objects not only within its own globally distributed infrastructure but also in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Customers can add AWS S3 storage as a storage tier, realizing additional data protection with an external cloud while driving cost savings by performing more expensive operations against locally managed copies.

Designed for Always-On Operations.  NetApp StorageGRID Webscale provides the foundation for global data availability anytime, anywhere, to facilitate nonstop operations. Configurations can be designed for resilience to one or multiple simultaneous failures, even to entire site losses and regional disasters. StorageGRID Webscale is suitable for single data centers or multi–data center deployments with many sites across the globe. StorageGRID Webscale is built upon a modular architecture, allowing customers to design grids to maximize throughput and capacity. Installation is managed by a centralized process that maintains configuration control and speeds deployments. Nodes, storage, and even entire sites can be added and removed from the grid without disruption.

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