In today's global businesses diverse teams require access to diverse
data stores created by next generation Web, Rich Content, Media, Backup
and Archive applications. In this new world, the Multi-Cloud is real, while
the traditional on-premise, bricks and mortar, data centre is rapidly
becoming a thing of the past.
Data Stores will experience unprecedented growth in the coming years.
Indeed, IDC’s study predicated a doubling in size of the Digital Universe
every two years. By this reckoning the Digital Universe will reach
44 ZetaBytes 2020, complemented by growth in emerging markets such
as telemetry from embedded systems and IoT.
The methods for describing, indexing and securing data are also required
to change as new compliance and regulation legislation comes into force.
A good example being the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in
Europe. The requirement for metadata driven policy engines offer the
customer the opportunity to meet the regulation requirements through
parameters such as location, retention, and protection. In fact, any
metadata parameter that acts to self-describe the data it is linked with.
This increasing requirement to store and derive value from increasing
volumes of data often located in multiple geographies falls into the
domain of NetApp StorageGRID Webscale.
StorageGRID is a robust, object based, software defined storage solution
built for massive scale and distributed data stores.
Now in its 10th generation with over 1 million systems shipped worldwide and
decades of product hardening, StorageGRID provides policy driven
data management and makes use of standard, next generation object
APIs, such as Amazon S3 and Swift. While the NAS protocol bridge
enables support for current workloads and provides significant
It is designed for always-on, non-stop operations where global data
availability is key and where configurations are designed to defeat
single, multiple, or entire site loss and meet rigorous service objectives.
An excellent example of StorageGRID’s value comes from the
German IT provider DARZ. DARZ are at the leading edge in the provision
of elastic, customisable , next generation hybrid cloud services.
These services are designed to tackle challenges such as, unstructured
data growth and making geographically dispersed data available at
anytime, location; on any device. NetApp StorageGRID Webscale helped
DARZ deliver solutions for their customers to overcome these challenges.
At DARZ the benefits are clear:
You can find more information on the DARZ spotlight story here:
On the 8th May 2017 NetApp announced StorageGRID 10.4. In this release StorageGRID can:
Find out more about NetApp StorageGRID Webscale 10.4 please follow the link below
Laurence James @lozdjames on behalf of the EMEA Products and Solutions Team