How clients connect to the StorageGRID Webscale system

Clients access data within the StorageGRID Webscale system using object storage APIs, traditional file system interfaces, or both.

Object APIs

The supported object APIs include the following:

  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • OpenStack Swift

Each of these APIs uses HTTP commands over a secure connection to store, retrieve, and delete objects. For example, the client issues a PUT command to the Storage Node to store an object, a GET command to retrieve the object, and a DELETE command to delete the object.

File system interfaces

The StorageGRID Webscale NAS Bridge provides the StorageGRID Webscale system with the capability to connect clients to the system through the NFS and SMB file system storage protocols.

The NAS Bridge is managed through its own user interface, which is separate from the StorageGRID Webscale system's user interface.