Knock-out the Persistent Data Dilemma with Storageless Data from Hammerspace

Cut the tethers of data gravity and stop worrying about storage

If we want to truly go cloud-native and realize the promise of Kubernetes to enable workload portability across any environment, a storage infrastructure-centric approach isn’t going to get us there.  Storage will always wrestle with the consequences of data gravity.  To go cloud-native and have true portability of workloads, we  must use technology that makes complicated enterprise storage obsolete without forcing rip-and-replace. To enable persistent data orchestration across the hybrid cloud and overcome the data gravity generated by siloed storage infrastructure, we must make data storageless.

The advantage of storageless data orchestration

  • Pay-as-you-go

An elastic consumption model based on capacity means that you only pay for what you use as you scale up or down.

  • App data portability

Instant access to data from the cloud to the edge using live data mobility automated by ML-driven data placement optimization.  Operating at file and container-level granularity, this allows users self-service their data management while avoiding disruptive data migrations and the expense of unnecessary copies.

  • Use any storage

Data resides on storage systems but is not bounded by the physical infrastructure. So, persistent data management in Kubernetes is greatly simplified by managing through metadata to abstract data from the infrastructure.

  • Ubiquitous data services

Enterprise data services are defined by the data, not the storage, allowing users to self-service their data management anywhere, from the cloud to the edge, without refactoring their apps.

Storageless data orchestration makes workflows trivial

Data becomes storageless when it is freed from the tethers of the storage infrastructure that  it lives on and defines its characteristics. By using a global file system built on a metadata engine, Hammerspace serves data from block, file, or object storage infrastructure to workloads located anywhere – on-demand. Data services are tied to the data through the metadata to be ubiquitous from the cloud to the edge. This simplifies data orchestration at scale by making app data portable, protected, and high performance – what Kubernetes does for containers, Hammerspace does for data.  Complicated data management workflows like DR, Backup, or Test/Dev that used to require a lot of copying and disruption are now fully automated and self-serviced by users.

How do I get started with storageless data?

Try 10-Tb of Hammerspace for free in the cloud..  Available in AWS Marketplace, Google Marketplace, and Azure.

  • All features are included with unlimited nodes and availability zones.
  • 8×5 Support is available directly from the Hammerspace team through email and Slack.
  • On-premises to cloud (Hybrid cloud support is available.
  • Read more here for details.

About Hammerspace

Hammerspace is storageless data for hybrid cloud Kubernetes environments.  By untethering data from the infrastructure, Hammerspace overcomes data gravity to provide dynamic and efficient hybrid cloud storage as a fully automated, consumption-based resource. Users self-service their persistent data orchestration to enable workload portability from the cloud to the edge.

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