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Hammerspace is Rethinking the Approach to Hybrid Cloud, Working with Western Digital and Amazon Web Services

Software startup delivers Data-as-a-Service across the hybrid cloud and containers

Los Altos, Calif. – Oct 30, 2018 – Hammerspace, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company dedicated to simplifying data availability across the cloud and containers, today announced the establishment of relationships with both Western Digital and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow enterprises to make data genuinely ubiquitous and universally accessible across existing infrastructure, containers, and the cloud.

Enterprises today struggle to cope with vast and growing amounts of unstructured file data. Hammerspace simplifies this effort while creating a seamless experience to make unstructured data available on the cloud. With Hammerspace, customers can run their workloads where they see fit enjoying the best of both worlds, deploying HGST ActiveScale object storage to expand capacity for their on- premises environments and access the analytics and data services of AWS.

At the heart of HGST ActiveScale’s system is an innovative object storage software, offering enhanced scalability, durability, and efficiency. As a turnkey system, the challenges of architecting and integration are removed. It is up and running quickly – put it in place, connect the power, configure the network and it’s online, presenting an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)-compliant object interface to Hammerspace.

“Containers and clouds spell disruption for data silos as we’ve known them,” said Douglas Fallstrom, Hammerspace VP Product & Ops. “Leading enterprises and vendors are well aware of the change that’s coming, and Hammerspace helps businesses with digital transformation by making data available whenever and wherever it’s needed. Fortune favors the bold, and we’re proud to be working with strong companies to help solve the data problem and smash the limitations that have confined data for long enough.”

A workspace for data, free from the lock-in of storage silos, Hammerspace is a storage and protocol agnostic hybrid cloud data control plane, abstracting data from the infrastructure for self-service hybrid cloud data management, driven by machine learning and metadata management to deliver Data-as-a- Service. Gain data agility to run more jobs faster with Hammerspace.

About Hammerspace
Hammerspace is a software-as-a-service company delivering unstructured data across the hybrid cloud. Hammerspace is a hybrid cloud data control plane where data exists abstracted from storage and is available to any service, in any cloud or data center. By automating the management of data with metadata-driven machine learning, Hammerspace makes it easy to run more jobs faster. To learn more, visit us at www.hammerspace.com

Press Release – Hammerspace Introduces Data Agility to Hybrid Cloud Analytics and Applications

Software startup delivers Data-as-a-Service across the hybrid cloud

Los Altos, Calif. – Oct 16th, 2018 – Hammerspace, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, delivering unstructured data across the hybrid cloud, today announced the general availability of its product – Hammerspace. This product allows enterprises to make data ubiquitous and universally accessible across existing infrastructure, containers, and clouds.

Data agility is the key to digital transformation. Enterprises race to harness the power of data-driven decision making to improve the customer experience, create new revenue streams, and enhance innovation. Progress stalls as they struggle to remove barriers to data usage even as data grows at rates unmanageable with current products available. Users must be able to use their preferred analytics and applications to consume their data-as-a-service securely and on-demand in any cloud or data center, entirely abstracted from the infrastructure.

“Application owners, data scientists, and data engineers want to be freed from the time-consuming rigidity of managing data sprawl across storage silos,” said David Flynn, Hammerspace CEO. “The top reason analytics jobs fail is that they take too long. When a business can quickly gain visibility and access to quality data, it minimizes the delay between questions and answers, accelerating data-centric decision making. Hammerspace gives users the freedom to run their jobs anywhere without time-consuming data discovery, copying, and preparation.”

Analysts agree that up until now, data accessibility across the hybrid cloud has been problematic.

“As enterprises undergo a digital transformation data becomes an increasingly strategic resource; and going forward many companies determine success by how effectively they leverage their data assets to drive better-informed business decisions,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, IDC. “Hammerspace uses technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and metadata-intensive indexing in a software-based solution to drive a new level of data agility in hybrid cloud environments, helping data users traverse the data pipeline and get to useful insights that create better business outcomes more quickly.”

Already, companies are taking notice.

“Customers deploying Hammerspace today take advantage of unprecedented data agility to deliver mission-critical business insights,” said Mark Glasgow, VP Worldwide Sales, Hammerspace. “As a result, we are experiencing exciting customer traction in industry verticals such as oil & gas, media & entertainment, genomics, life sciences, managed service providers, and semiconductors.”

A workspace for data, free from the lock-in of storage silos, Hammerspace is a storage and protocol agnostic hybrid cloud data control plane, abstracting data from the infrastructure for self-service hybrid cloud data management, driven by machine learning and metadata management to deliver Data-as-a-Service. Gain data agility to run more jobs faster with Hammerspace.

About Hammerspace
Hammerspace is a software-as-a-service company delivering unstructured data across the hybrid cloud. Hammerspace is a hybrid cloud data control plane where data exists abstracted from storage and is available to any service, in any cloud or data center. By automating the management of data with metadata-driven machine learning, Hammerspace makes it easy to run more jobs faster. To learn more, visit us at www.hammerspace.com

Solution Brief – Run Cloud Analytics Using On-Premises Data

Enterprises everywhere are going through a digital transformation, leveraging IT technologies across all aspects of their business to improve their competitive agility. As a result, data is growing at an explosive rate as enterprises move from a process-defined world to a data-defined world. Data engineers and data scientists support their lines-of-business to make better decisions faster with cloud-based analytics and data services. The number one reason analytics jobs fail is that they took too long to run, and often the most time-consuming stage is finding quality data and staging it for the job.

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Solution Brief – Data Management for NAS and Object

Enterprises everywhere digitally transforming to enable data-driven decision making. They soon discover that the key to successful transformation is data agility – how fast a business can move from questions to answers.

To adapt, IT must adopt intelligent decision-making technology to help improve both the performance and the economics of the storage infrastructure, while enabling data users to safely self-service their data management.

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