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Introducing Instaclustr Managed OpenSearch® with NetApp StorageGRID®

NetApp is thrilled to announce a ground-breaking release that brings together the best of two worldscombining the power of NetApp’s StorageGRID ® with the efficiency of OpenSearch® on the Instaclustr Managed Platform.  

This integration marks a significant milestone, as it both expands our capabilities and enables an unparalleled on-premises managed service for OpenSearch. Get ready to unlock the true potential of your data like never before! 

NetApp, the intelligent data infrastructure company, has developed StorageGRID: smart, fast, future-proof object storage that supports a wide range of use cases across public, private, and hybrid multicloud environments. With its exceptional reliability, scalability, and advanced features, StorageGRID has become the go-to choice for enterprises worldwide.  

OpenSearch, an open source search engine known for its exceptional data ingestion, storage, and search capabilities, has become a staple for organizations seeking efficient search and analytics solutions. By integrating StorageGRID with OpenSearch on the Instaclustr Managed Platform, we’re enabling new capabilities, previously only available in the cloud, for our on-prem customers. See below for some use cases of this exciting new integration.  

Easily store OpenSearch backups 

One of the challenges with running OpenSearch in an on-premises or hybrid environment is the complexity of configuring backup storage to suit your needs. However, StorageGRID for OpenSearch with Instaclustr is about to change all of that. With native S3 object storage support, StorageGRID seamlessly integrates with OpenSearch on the Instaclustr Managed Platform.  

This means you can take a snapshot of your data and securely store it in StorageGRID’s object storage. Backing up your OpenSearch backups in StorageGRID makes it simple to manage and easy to scale as your needs change. This means you can spend less time configuring backups and more time focusing on your core business.  

Save on storage costs with Searchable Snapshots 

As the volume of data you store in our OpenSearch cluster grows, so too does the cost of storing that data on disk. However, searchable snapshots for OpenSearch is a feature that will transform the way you store OpenSearch data. Searchable snapshots allow you to store indexes in remote object storage and search for them directly from your OpenSearch cluster. You can store more data in “cold, cheaper object storage, while still being able to search it as you would any OpenSearch index.

The best thing is that searchable snapshots are fully supported by StorageGRID, making OpenSearch on the Instaclustr Managed Platform the first ever offering to make the power of searchable snapshots available in onprem environments.

Streamline operations with Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) 

One thing we hear from customers running on-prem or hybrid environments is that the technology they use needs to be able to efficiently manage the lifecycle of their data. Luckily, both OpenSearch and StorageGRID have built in data lifecycle management capabilities. Using OpenSearch on the Instaclustr Managed Platform, customers can easily enable and configure the Index State Management plugin which will automatically move data from the cluster and send it to S3 object storage, such as StorageGRID.  

From there, customers can use StorageGRID’s built in Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) functionality to continue to manage their data across the lifecycle. For example, using S3 object locking, customers can lock their data so it is not overwritten, while other less important data is discarded. This means that you can configure an efficient but secure data lifecycle policy that will streamline your data management.  

The best news is that all of this is possible on Instaclustr’s industry-leading Managed Platform. Backed by 24×7 support, spend less time worrying about your OpenSearch clusters and more time on your core operations.  

OpenSearch now joins Cassandra® and PostgreSQL® as technologies that support StorageGRID for backups on the Instaclustr Managed Platform. We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey as we push the boundaries of what’s possible in data management. You can also find updates, blogs, and documentation that will help you harness the full potential of StorageGRID for OpenSearch on the Instaclustr platform. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform the way you manage and leverage your data. Together, let’s embrace the future of data management, powered by StorageGRID and OpenSearch. Get in touch with us today to find out more about this exciting new feature.