Supercharge your StorageGRID with Varnish

Today, Varnish Software announced integration of its technology with the NetApp® StorageGRID® object-based storage solution to provide reverse caching for object fetching. If you need added speed for local workloads without increasing your StorageGRID footprint, you can now implement Varnish to supercharge your object storage with lightning-fast download speeds for your most frequently accessed objects.

 

Blistering Speed and Reliable Access

For companies across sectors, unstructured data needs continue to grow. As the size and scope of data expand, the speed that you need for high-performance usage increases. NetApp and Varnish have come together to provide an optimal solution to overcome specific constraints that organizations need to address to maximize performance on key assets. We couldn’t be happier with the results that we found in testing. Our initial tests with Varnish increased the performance of a baseline StorageGRID system by over 50X.

Customers have been able the deliver the performance of StorageGRID to the most remote edge sites through this collaboration with Varnish Software. We’re excited to see how customers utilize the solution to bring extreme performance to their next generation object workloads wherever it’s required to gain competitive advantage.

Duncan Moore, Senior Director of Product Management at NetApp

Maximize Performance at the Edge

With StorageGRID, you get an open, optimized, and extensible framework for storing data, and now Varnish provides the caching solution to enable access to your most used assets at lightning-fast speeds. Add Varnish when you need that extra edge to be confident that your frequently accessed data is available for critical workflows. The addition of Varnish to your current solution magnifies the existing strengths of StorageGRID to perform in critical business cases where speed is paramount.

With StorageGRID, you get an open, optimized, and extensible framework for storing data, and now Varnish provides the caching solution to enable access to your most used assets at lightning-fast speeds.

Imagine this scenario: You are a fast-growing venture that renders high-fidelity HD video content for your loyal customers around the world. Your unstructured data requirements are straining your resources, and you need a way to maximize your current investments. So, you implement Varnish on your existing StorageGRID storage. Instantly, those spikes in usage are no longer clogging your resources. Customer satisfaction increases, and that budgetary strain that had your IT department scrambling for more resources subsides.

 

Does this scenario sound like some of the issues that you deal with at your organization? Are you interested in learning more about how Varnish can enhance the performance of key workloads on your StorageGRID object store? For more information, read the announcement about the Varnish and NetApp partnership.

 

And if you want to go deeper into how Varnish and NetApp work together, we have the resources for you. To get started, read our solution brief and our technical report .

Ryan Nelson

Ryan is a Product Marketing Intern at NetApp and an MBA candidate at Leeds School of Business. With interests ranging from mobile application development to video production, he is passionate about the intersection between technology and people. A former varsity rower in college, Ryan misses the water in Colorado, but spends a majority of his time outside. Catch him the ski slope or jogging on Boulder’s extensive trail system.

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