Varnish Software joins NetApp Alliance Partner Programme

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Varnish Software, a pioneer in high-performance content delivery, has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Programme to deliver value to customers as they scale their data. Varnish Software will extend the capabilities of NetApp StorageGRID, a software-defined, object storage solution, by using edge computing to increase download speeds by 5,000 per cent – delivering local performance for specific workloads and instant ROI to organisations.

Varnish Software will deliver powerful caching technology to StorageGRID by combining unmatched flexibility and enterprise robustness. The technology will be used to federate S3 queries across a global multisite StorageGRID architecture. In testing, an average download speed increased by 50x, ensuring increased efficiencies for organisations managing massive amounts of data in any environment, across the globe. This increase in extreme local performance will greatly benefit the rendering required by media and entertainment customers.

“As an Alliance Partner, the positive results we have already seen from integrating our solution with StorageGRID are quite promising,” said Lars Larsson, CEO of Varnish Software. “By combining our technical expertise to bring increased speed to customers, they, in turn, will be able to accelerate productivity across globally-dispersed teams and bolster bottom-line results.”

Varnish Configuration Language (VCL) allows Varnish to add edge logic to StorageGRID in order to expand its functionality for organisations without modifying the user experience for existing customers. Varnish Software will self-discover each StorageGRID site along with its contents, unify the content index, and then route client traffic back to any site based on the S3 bucket being used. This edge-logic layer will be used for Varnish’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) which allows customers to inspect their HTTP traffic and detect malicious requests at the edge before they reach the web application. Edge-logic will also be used for service integration, traffic auditing, download error correction, and enhanced content security.

“Customers have been able to deliver the performance of StorageGRID to the most remote edge sites through this collaboration with Varnish Software,” said Duncan Moore, Senior Director of Product at NetApp. “We’re excited to see how customers utilise the solution to bring extreme performance to their next-generation object workloads wherever it’s required to gain competitive advantage.”


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