NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is the object storage solution to complement NetApp file and block systems. StorageGRID is a distributed content repository using the object storage software with metadata controlled data management executing on servers in virtual machines and block storage attached to the physical servers or as an appliance based on E-Series storage. The metadata is stored in a distributed relational database with distributed access. Up to 70 PB of storage and 100 billion objects in a single namespace is supported. StorageGRID also supports migration of objects to tape and supports 200 PB of data on tape. StorageGRID supports NetApp E-Series storage systems and disk shelves as well as third party storage for the software defined distribution or E-Series storage as the base for the SG5660 appliance.
The origin of NetApp StorageGRID comes from the acquisition of Bycast which had been a provider of federated systems with successes in the healthcare records storage and management area. NetApp has created a scaling object storage solution that uses the metadata features for data management with the ability to scale across geographies or in a single data center environment.
NetApp StorageGRID Webscale Product Brief includes :