Hybrid Cloud NAS
With Hammerspace’s rich metadata layer, all users and applications have read and write access to the same network shares and data regardless of their location, and regardless of where the actual files are located.
When data needs to be actually accessed and worked on instead of just viewed, file-granular replication ensures that only the data that is needed in each location is replicated to the
appropriate sites. This is not copying data to another site. This is exposing direct access to the same data across multiple sites via the global file system. Hammerspace can tier data across multiple systems and locations, and will deduplicate and compress data in-flight and at rest. This is done transparently, without interrupting direct user or application access to the data. No fragile proprietary symbolic links left behind, or other old-style HSM techniques. All users and applications still see all files as they expect in the same file system structure they are used to, regardless of where they were moved on the back end.
Benefits of Hammerspace to Deliver a Hybrid Cloud NAS:
01. Location Agnostic
Any data in any datacenter, any cloud, any region Hammerspace enables organizations to easily store, protect, and operate on data by automatically moving it to the best location by policy or on demand, to access compute resources, take advantage of the lowest cost infrastructure, and make files locally available to distributed workforces.
02. High performance – Data creation and data orchestration
Performance is no longer measured just in IOPS and throughput to a local system. In today’s decentralized world, performance needs to also be measured on how fast a remote user or application can view a data set, how fast they can move required data to a new geography, and how to minimize the latency it is to enable them to effectively work with that data. Hammerspace delivers a high-performance parallel file system performance locally and low latency, local access to remote data for the decentralized workloads.
03. Automate manual tasks for IT and leverage lower cost tiers
Hammerspace automates the tiering of data between storage resources in a datacenter or to cloud/object storage easily, intelligently, and quickly, without users even being aware. No changing mount points to new shares. No fragile proprietary symbolic links left behind, or other old-style HSM techniques. All users and applications still see all files as they expect in the same file system structure they are used to, regardless of where the files have actually be moved to on the back end. Objective-based policies can be set to tier data based on activity and organizational requirements, whether that needs to happen after one hour, a couple of days, six months, a year, or more.