New In Version 4.6.4
Hammerspace software release, version 4.6.4, brings several exciting new features and important updates.
Hammerspace File Versioning enables more granular protection of data. A file is versioned when it is opened and written to. The versioned file is subsequently available in the .snapshot directory as a read-only file. It can then be recovered using the GUI or CLI, even from a client. Versioned files can also be copied or moved to cloud, including to buckets protected by WORM-like policies that ensure protection from outside interference. File Versioning provides additional protection as compared with Snapshots as it does not rely on a schedule to protect data.. File Versioning complements the existing Undelete feature. File Versioning is protocol agnostic and, thus, applies to SMB as well as NFS protocols. It is controlled by file-granular objectives and can be selectively and programmatically applied.
Hammerspace and Snowflake customers can now add Snowflake Volumes directly through the Hammerspace Management GUI, making the overall process faster, easier, and simpler.
Object Storage Volume (OSV) Sizing
In case an OSV size is not automatically detected, this feature allows the manual configuration of an OSV size. This allows Hammerspace users to ensure that an OSV is not over provisioned. It can also be used as a form of OSV quota size limit.
Support for Passphrase Encryption
There is now support for passphrase encryption, in addition to already existing support for external Key Management System (KMS) encryption. This provides an additional encryption option for customers without the need for a KMS.
Support for RHEL 8.4 Clients
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) comes with many important enhancements. Hammerspace version 4.6.4 fully supports RHEL 8.4 clients. For more information on RHEL 8.4, please refer to the official Red Hat release notes.
License Server Support
Customers that deploy multiple Anvil nodes across a single or multiple sites can now centralize all licensing to a site. This makes licensing more scalable as well as easier to use and monitor.
Technology Preview Features
A technology preview feature is functionality exposed in the product for customers to test and try out. The feature is not officially supported for production use. Technology preview features are generally made available with full production support in the subsequent release.
Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a direct memory access between computers without involving the operating system. This, consequently, reduces latency and optimizes performance. RDMA for NFS version 4.2 clients is available as a technology preview feature.