Hammerspace has announced the performance capabilities that many of the most data-intensive organizations in the world depend on for high-performance data and storage in decentralized workflows. These capabilities enable a unified, fast, and efficient global data environment for the entire workflow, from data creation to processing, collaboration, and archiving across edge devices, data centers, and public and private clouds.
High-Performance Across Data Centers and to the Cloud: Saturate the Available Internet or Private Links
Instruments, applications, compute clusters and the workforce are increasingly decentralized. With Hammerspace, all users and applications have globally shared, secured access, to all data no matter which storage platform or location it is on, as if it were all on a local NAS. High-performance across data centers and to the cloud in the Release 5 software include: Backblaze, Zadara, and Wasabi support; continual system-wide optimization to increase scalability, improve back-end performance, and improve resilience in very large, distributed environments; new Hammerspace Management GUI, with user-customizable tiles, better administrator experience, and increased observability of activity within shares; and increased scale, increasing the number of Hammerspace clusters supported in a single global data environment from 8 to 16 locations.
High-Performance Across Interconnect within the Data Center: Saturate Ethernet or InfiniBand Networks within the Data Center
Data centers need massive performance to ingest data from instruments and large compute clusters. Hammerspace makes it possible to reduce the friction between resources, to get the most out of both your compute and storage environment, reducing the idle time waiting on data to ingest into storage. High-performance across interconnect within the data center enhancements in the Release 5 software include: 20 percent increase in metadata performance to accelerate file creation in primary storage use cases; accelerated collaboration on shared files in high client count environments; and RDMA support for global data over NFS v4.2, providing high-performance, coupled with the simplicity and open standards of NAS protocols to all data in the global data environment, no matter where it is located.
High-Performance Server-local IO: Deliver to Applications Near Theoretical I/O Subsystem Maximum Performance of Cloud Instances, VMs, and Bare Metal Servers
High-performance use cases, edge environments and DevOps workloads all benefit from leveraging the full performance of the local server. Hammerspace takes full advantage of the underlying infrastructure, delivering 73.12 Gbits/sec performance from a single NVMe-based server, providing nearly the same performance through the file system that would be achieved on the same server hardware with direct-to-kernel access.
The Hammerspace Parallel Global File System architecture separates the metadata control plane from the data path and can use embedded parallel file system clients with NFS v4.2 in Linux, resulting in minimal overhead in the data path.