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Public Sector

Overview

Government decision making is reliant upon the underlying data, making it one of the  biggest producers and consumers of data.

Agencies are quickly outgrowing legacy data storage architectures as data continues to grow and the available services and infrastructure now span from edge, to core, to cloud. These legacy systems are fragmented and make access to critical information challenging.

The Hammerspace Global Data Environment enables Agencies to implement a data strategy and architecture for decentralized data which is essential for agencies to better leverage data assets and strategically execute data management improvements. With the ability to leverage their massive data sets, governments can provide better insight, make more timely and relevant decisions, craft better policies, and offer better services. 

Hammerspace helps governments securely put data to use across locations while simplifying IT Operations by automating data protection and data management to meet policies set by administrators.

 

 

01. Accelerate IT Modernization Efforts

Hammerspace delivers a Global Data Environment that empowers agencies to operate seamlessly with a single data cloud over different vendor storage across edge, core, and cloud. Hammerspace helps agencies to:

    • Adopt modern technologies with ease
    • Rapidly deploy trusted data services and data insights
    • Provide on-demand access to data for collaboration
    • Shift to cloud-like operations and consumption
    • Ensure data privacy, protection, and security

02. Simple and Secure Data Collaboration

Agencies often need to share some of their data sets with other agencies or with cloud-based applications and remote users. Hammerspace makes selected network shares visible and accessible to the designated user or application with low latency to deliver a high-performance local data experience. This is done using the Parallel Global File System, and leverages automatic file-granular replication to transparently move remote users’ files geographically closer to them when needed.

Hammerspace also simplifies IT administration, enabling Admins to globally set up policies based upon clearly defined business rules, so designated applications and users can access all data in the global data environment no matter where it is stored. This global control of data policies and orchestration may be monitored and includes Global Audit trails across sites.

03. Enabling Seamless Collaboration

Hammerspace removes the complex planning cycles, long maintenance windows, and painful user and application downtime associated with data migrations. The Hammerspace software harvests the file system metadata from existing storage systems within minutes of being added to the Global Data Environment, without the need to migrate the actual data. Data is made immediately and continually available to users and applications once the metadata is assimilated, making data migrations by IT teams non-disruptive.

Very large environments can also be rapidly assimilated, so users can begin browsing contents via the global file system within minutes, even as additional file metadata is being harvested in the background. This enables customers to extend the life of existing storage investments, effectively extending them to include additional storage types and the cloud, rather than fragmenting access with new silos of additional storage, or needing to replace them prematurely.

04. Operationalize All Data as a Strategic Asset

Hammerspace unifies data from edge to core to cloud. It is purpose-built to create a unified data cloud, eliminating silos of data locked in different storage systems, at the edge, in multiple data centers, or in diverse clouds. Hammerspace allows Agencies to fully leverage all data assets, optimize decentralized workloads, leverage technologies such as AI and ML, and efficiently protect and secure their data.

The Hammerspace Solution

Hammerspace lets you build your Global Data Environment with the storage, networking, and physical locations of your choice, enabling you to securely run applications anywhere and store data everywhere.

Hammerspace software is designed from the ground up to help decentralized environments scale up and out, to deliver the performance and data security to accommodate even extreme workload requirements.Agencies can now create a single data cloud for analytics, collaboration, and archive across any vendor storage, network, or cloud resource they prefer. 

At the core is its high-performance Parallel Global File System that can span edge, core and cloud instances,providing a cross-platform global namespace to all users everywhere. It is built with a scale-out architecture that can saturate any network, storage type or interconnect.

With Hammerspace, every user in any location can see the same file system metadata, even for environments spanning multiple on-prem and cloud-based storage and compute environments. And with metadata-driven objective-based policies, data management is automated behind the scenes across silos and locations without interrupting users or applications. Most importantly, it can now keep up with your high-performance workloads.

Hammerspace is designed to help research organizations and other HPC environments create, process, and manage even extreme volumes of HPC data, and to enable collaboration across a decentralized environment.

Hammerspace has been deemed Awardable by the Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace, and recognized among a competitive field of applicants to the Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace for its innovation, scalability, and potential impact on DoD missions.

The Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace is a digital repository of postcompetition, readily awardable pitch videos that address the Department of Defense’s (DoD) most significant challenges in the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), data, and analytics space. All awardable solutions have been assessed through complex scoring rubrics and competitive procedures and are available to Government customers with a Marketplace account. Government customers can create an account at www.tradewindai.com. Tradewinds is housed in the DoD’s Chief Digital Artificial Intelligence Office. 

“The ability to free data from vendor-specific storage “prisons” and enable enhanced workflows that can span across various on-prem storage vendors, multiple clouds and agencies will dramatically change the storage paradigm within the public sector,” said Robert Renzoni, Hammerspace Federal, Director of Technical Sales, Hammerspace Federal.  “Hammerspace brings unique capabilities to the federal community during this pivotal time when so many agencies are working to modernize data workflows and management.”

Hammerspace Solutions For

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
Department of Defense
Federal, State and Local Government

Geospatial Intelligence

High-resolution content workflows require high-performance storage and data orchestration to allow creative teams to work together. Through the collaborative workflow, it is essential to contain proliferation of multiple copies of content to both contain costs and allow teams to be productive. Hammerspace delivers the local performance needed for high-resolution multi-stream workflows and the automated data orchestration needed to store, protect, and access projects cost-effectively.

Department of Defense

Hammerspace is architected with broad security and data access concerns in mind. Enable machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) data initiatives without putting data access at risk. Hammerspace provides a single namespace across edge, core and cloud with scalable, secure storage to accelerate processing of large data sets and deliver breakthrough insights.

Federal, State and Local Government

    Agencies need a scalable, secure, and future-proof IT foundation to leverage data as a strategic asset. The Hammerspace Global Data Environment unifies data to increase the efficiency and agility of data intensive workflows, empower developers, and deliver data to next-gen artificial intelligence and analytics applications.