Only NetApp offers a turnkey solution for you to get started managing your own object stores
The NetApp® StorageGRID® SG100 is a new service appliance that provides the power of the StorageGRID Admin Node and Gateway Node software. The appliance is designed for customers who are just getting started with object storage or who are growing their small to midsize environments. The Gateway Node software includes the StorageGRID load balancer, a critical component for operating object storage. Only StorageGRID offers its own load balancer, and customers using this technology gain the benefits of industry-leading performance and QoS features.
Traditionally, on-premises object storage has been a tool available only to large enterprises with the resources and staff expertise to run it. Today, customers of all sizes are spinning up object environments for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they’re moving a pilot program from the cloud into production, or they’re leveraging object storage to drive AI pipelines. In every case, an effective object storage deployment requires certain administrative tools to manage data and performance across the entire environment.
StorageGRID offers two critical software components to simplify the management of any deployment: the Admin Node and the Gateway Node. Both nodes can run as containers or as virtual machines, or on the super-sized service appliance, the StorageGRID SG1000, released in late 2019. The SG1000 can drive large object stores with its four 100GB interfaces. The new SG100 brings the same enterprise-ready management tools to small and midsized object environments. Deploying both Admin Node and Gateway Node software as an appliance gives you a solution that maximizes performance and simplifies the management of your object environment, while providing end-to-end software and hardware support for the solution.
Performance has never been more important to organizations that use object storage to drive their innovation strategies, whether it’s being used as a central repository to enable globally distributed teams or to house performance-hungry analytics workloads like Splunk. Recently, a university took advantage of StorageGRIDperformance to create a storage-as-a-service (StaaS) model across its many schools and undergraduate college: