Hammerspace announces version 4.2.1

Hammerspace is thrilled to announce the general availability of version 4.2.1 which adds an expanded portfolio of services and features to help businesses deliver Data-as-a-Service.

With this release, Hammerspace adds a number of enhancements including metadata services, data security and recoverability, simpler data assimilation for SMB, basic data classification, cloud integration, multi-boot support, and last-but-not-least a tech preview of the Universal Global Namespace. With these new capabilities, Hammerspace customers can easily consume data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments without compromising on security, performance, availability, or ease of use.

New in v4.2.1

Global Undelete

Hammerspace has added support for recovering deleted files without having to rely on timely snapshots. Undelete policies allow users to keep deleted data around for a specified time period and recover it by simply copying it back into the namespace. Undelete works on a file granular basis and utilizes the same extensive choice of policies as the rest of the system. It can easily be configured to protect important documents such as office files and at the same time, exclude temporary files to avoid protecting data that is unnecessary to keep beyond being deleted.

Marketplace Solutions

Hammerspace is now available in both the Google Cloud Marketplace and the AWS Marketplace. This allows customers to deploy and start using Hammerspace at the click of a button.

Data Classification

Hammerspace now by default will classify data as it moves into the cloud, cloud storage or object storage. With the already existing capability of moving snapshot data to the cloud, now the data in the snapshot is also classified and users can derive immediate knowledge of what type of data is stored in the snapshot.

Data Assimilation Enhancements

Hammerspace supports assimilating third party data into its active namespace without making any changes to the original data. With v4.2.1, Hammerspace has added support for non-disruptive assimilation of SMB data into its namespace. This completes the assimilation functionality, now capable of assimilating metadata from NFS and SMB, both in Read-Write mode as well as in Side-car (Read-only) mode.

Namespace Export to Object

Hammerspace helps customers break free from vendor lock-in with the ability to export data to any object storage platform by clicking a single button.

UEFI Support

Since more and more vendors are shipping platforms that support UEFI, Hammerspace has added UEFI boot support to allow configuring Hammerspace on hardware configured for UEFI booting. This is in addition to the legacy BIOS boot support already available in the product.

Usability & Security

This release also makes it faster to install and configure Hammerpace. DSX nodes can now be auto-added into a configuration, significantly speeding up installation and simplifying configuration. Furthermore, several security enhancements were also implemented to make it safe to run Hammerspace in the cloud as well as to avoid common administration mistakes.

Universal Global Namespace (Tech Preview)

Customers can now deploy a single namespace across different geographical sites and replicate data and metadata across these sites. The data in global shares are available Read-Write on multiple sites at the same time. Initial support goes up to 16 sites concurrently active on the same share.

Metadata Harvesting (Tech Preview)

Hammerspace integrates with AWS Image Rekognition Service to identify image contents and automatically makes them available as metadata in the namespace. With v4.2.1, this feature has been made more robust by adding additional metadata tags and simplifying the integration.


For more in-depth details on these features, go to https://hammerspace.com/blog/

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