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Hammerspace Newsletter August 2022

Welcome to the August edition of the Hammerspace newsletter!

This month we’re focusing on the Life Sciences community, which has long faced challenges around data management and the infrastructure needed to support its research. More powerful and higher resolution instruments continue to generate data at unprecedented rates, and the computational resources required for discovery continue to increase.

While these advances offer significant promise to the field, the full value can only be achieved when the data can be used by applications and researchers who derive insights from it. However, tools to efficiently make this data available to those who need it have been lagging.

Hammerspace software revolutionizes the use of decentralized data with automated orchestration and unified access across data centers, hybrid cloud, multi-region, and multi-cloud.

This seamless global reach is critical for life science organizations conducting research in the field – sometimes in extremely remote locations without the infrastructure and connectivity found in traditional laboratories. Hammerspace enables even remote locations seamless file access from anywhere as though they were on a local NAS, without needing to shuffle copies of large datasets to their location.

This enables organizations to use their existing storage resources to create an automated and scalable Global Data Environment. Doing so provides users with a true, cross-platform global namespace to access data that may live on any storage type or be distributed across multiple locations.

In this Issue:

  • Vertical View: Life Sciences
  • BioTeam’s CEO, Ari Berman, on Leveraging Data for Scientific Discovery
  • On-Demand Webinar: Building a Global Data Environment for Decentralized Scientific Research
  • Technical Deep Dive Webinar On-Demand: Building a Global Data Environment for Decentralized Research
  • Top 5 Reasons to Consider Hammerspace for Your Hybrid Cloud Storage
  • Top Five Reasons to Consider Hammerspace for Your Global File System 
  • Upcoming Events

Vertical View: Life Sciences

Life sciences organizations today are global. Instruments, labs, infrastructure, and the users are rarely geographically co-located. This adds another layer of complexity and exacerbates the many challenges that exist today.

Further, increasingly complex workflows stretch both resources and budget in multiple areas:

  • Data Accessibility and Availability – A Global Data Environment is needed to eliminate storage silos under a single global namespace and enable collaboration across a distributed workforce with distributed data storage 
  • Data Management and Classification - Actionable, metadata-based policies enable complete control and lifecycle management of your data.  Define and enforce policies for your data to meet cost, performance, locality, security, and protection objectives 
  • Cost Control – Make all data accessible and available from any location, while simultaneously ensuring it is stored and protected on the most cost-effective storage tier.  
  • Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Agility and Elasticity - Enable simple and automated multi-cloud flexibility. Access compute resources and storage capacity across any cloud, any region, instantly.  

Find out how Hammerspace can help research organizations create, analyze, and manage projects from inception, to collaboration, to archive across a decentralized environment.

Data Unchained Podcast

On this episode of Data Unchained, host Molly Presley interviews industry leader and CEO of BioTeam Ari Berman. Listen to find out how data informs scientific discovery, how it affects our daily lives, and what the next steps for data to be used globally need to be.

You can also read more about key takeaways from the podcast with Berman in the blog post here

60 Minute Genomics Roundtable

In this 60-minute on-demand webinar, learn best practices for scientific research organizations to leverage hybrid cloud and enable data accessibility and collaboration. 

Host Molly Presley moderates a roundtable discussion with Laura Boykin Okalebo, a TED Senior Fellow and Senior Scientific Consultant at BioTeam, Brad Winett, president of TrackIt, and Hammerspace’s Floyd Christofferson as they cover: 

  • Evolving requirements and tools for data accessibility and collaboration
  • Data classification and data management across users, data centers, and clouds
  • Best practices for leveraging hybrid cloud to access the optimal applications, compute resources, and data sets to accelerate time to results

You can also read more in our blog post covering key points of the webinar

Interested in a more technical deep dive?  Join the live demo with Hammerspace SVP of Product, Douglas Fallstrom, on August 17 to learn more!

You asked, we answered! Due to popular demand for more technical details following our Genomics Roundtable, we assembled a Technical Deep Dive session to address questions such as: 

  • How can I get performant access to distributed files? What about conflicts?
  • Does data need to be migrated to a central repository or can it be anywhere?
  • How does Hammerspace actually orchestrate data movement?
  • How does it scale? What performance can I expect?
  • Do I need to use the cloud, and is my data secure?

Blog Post: Top 5 Reasons to Consider Hammerspace for Your Hybrid Cloud Storage

Organizations built hybrid cloud strategies largely to enable agility. However, until recently hybrid cloud strategies have been dependent upon the infrastructure constraints of each siloed storage component, making it difficult and expensive to make data available when and where it is needed by applications and users who are remote from where the data was originally created. 

Read this blog post from Floyd Christofferson to find out how Hammerspace provides the “missing link” to make hybrid cloud strategies for unstructured data all that organizations originally hoped for.  

You can also watch this 1-hour webinar that can help determine if Hammerspace is right for your organization as you consider your hybrid cloud data architecture. 

Increasingly, companies today are looking for a solution to provide applications, compute farms, and users access to data that may be dispersed across multiple locations, including edge PoPs, on-premises data centers and the cloud.

Often, people think of global file systems as a solution to this need. The problem is that until now, existing global file systems have not yet fully achieved the “data access utopia” that decentralized organizations are really looking for.

Enter Hammerspace, with a software solution that gives customers the ability to unify access and file-granular data orchestration across otherwise incompatible storage silos. In this way, they can create a Global Data Environment that enables local access to all data, anywhere, no matter whether it is on existing or news storage platforms, or a remote data center, in a single cloud region, or in multiple clouds.

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