Optional system configuration settings

The StorageGRID Webscale system includes a number of options that affect how the system operates.

This table lists the key options that might be deployed with a StorageGRID Webscale system.

Option Description
Compression Compresses object data, reducing object data size by roughly 50% for content that is not already in a compressed format.
Deletion protection Prevents clients from deleting objects from the StorageGRID Webscale system.
Encryption

Enables encrypted storage of all ingested object data. Content is encrypted during ingest, and object data is stored in an encrypted form. If a server’s object store is compromised, object data cannot be retrieved in a readable form.

After encryption has been enabled, you cannot disable it.

HTTP

Enables the use of HTTP communications between S3 and Swift clients and StorageGRID Webscale in addition to HTTPS communications. For example, you might use HTTP when testing a new S3 application.

See additional details about options in the information about administering StorageGRID Webscale.