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Hammerspace announces version 4.4.0

Hammerspace announces a new software release, version 4.4

 

Hammerspace is thrilled to announce the general availability of version 4.4 which adds an expanded portfolio of services and features to help businesses with their SDS and hybrid multi-cloud needs.

 

With this release, Hammerspace adds a number of Enterprise features including support for larger number of shares, migrating data directly between different cloud tiers and WORM. In addition to that, a number of Usability enhancements for UI and data assimilation are included in this release as well. Furthermore, Hammerspace now supports Enterprise RedHat Linux 7.8 NFS v4.2 clients with version 4.4.

 

Last-but-not-least, Hammerspace version 4.4 also offers tech preview of the Universal Global Namespace, Synchronous Data Mirroring and a Capacity Planning tool that helps customers better plan their capacity needs over time.

 

With these new capabilities, Hammerspace customers can easily consume data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments without compromising on security, performance, availability, or ease of use.

 

New Features in version 4.4

 

Support for large number of Shares

With version 4.4, Hammerspace can now scale up to hundreds of shares in a cluster.

Cloud to Cloud Mobility

When moving files between cloud tiers, data had to be rehydrated to NAS before getting uploaded to the destination cloud bucket. In Hammerspace version 4.4, this extra hop has been removed, so data can now be migrated directly from one cloud bucket to another.

Capacity reporting when adding new volumes

Hammerspace version 4.4 has the ability to detect and report used volume capacity when adding a new volume to the cluster. In addition to that, auto detection is built in to avoid data movement in order to balance capacity unless initiated by the user. This helps reduce any unexpected data movement when new storage volumes are added.

WORM support

Hammerspace now allows setting WORM specific attributes for WORM_EXPIRY and LEGAL_HOLD_EXPIRY dates. Once they are set, they cannot be deleted, they can only be changed to be effective at a later date for the data in the share. WORM support can be enabled using objectives across files, directories and shares, giving customers finer grained control over different types of files.

 

Functional Enhancements in version 4.4

GUI Scalability improvements

Along with the added support for more shares, a number of enhancements have also gone into Hammerspace version 4.4 for improving GUI responsiveness when handling large number of shares, volumes and storage nodes.

Assimilation enhancements and Performance improvements

Hammerspace supports assimilating third party NFS and SMB data, non-disruptively into its active namespace without making any changes to the original data. With this latest release, Hammerspace has added a number of usability enhancements focused on additional logging, non-disruptive error handling, ability to cancel assimilations and a better UI experience. In addition to that, this release also contains substantial performance improvements when assimilating NFS and SMB data.

 

Technology Preview Features

A technology preview feature is functionality exposed in the product for customers to test. The feature is not supported for Production usage however it is generally made available with full product support in the sub-sequent release.

Capacity planning analysis

HS provides customers with tools that help them plan their storage needs by allowing them to simulate data uploads to cloud without actually moving any data, while taking into account storage efficiency features like data compression and dedupe.

Synchronous Data Mirroring

As a tech preview feature, Hammerspace can now synchronously mirror data to different volumes for increased resiliency.

Global File System

Customers can now deploy a single namespace across different geographical sites and replicate data and metadata across these sites. The data in global shares are available Read-Write on multiple sites at the same time. Initial support goes up to 16 sites concurrently active on the same share.

 

NFS Client Support

Additional NFSv4.2 Client Support

Hammerspace has added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 clients for NFS 4.2 access in version 4.4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 clients are already supported for NFSv4.2 access.

 

 

For more in-depth details on these features, go to https://hammerspace.com/blog/

 

To download the release and purchase a license, contact us at https://hammerspace.com/contact/

 

Hammerspace announces version 4.3.0

Hammerspace announces a new software release, version 4.3.0

 

Hammerspace is thrilled to announce the general availability of version 4.3 which adds an expanded portfolio of services and features to help businesses with their SDS and hybrid multi-cloud needs.

With this release, Hammerspace adds Data Encryption support in addition to usability enhancements like Alert cleanups upon Event recovery, GUI support for SMB assimilation, supporting one end point for all protocol access and preventing non-compliant NFSv4.2 clients from accessing the Anvil. Hammerspace is also now available in Amazon GovCloud for customers with additional security requirements.

Last-but-not-least, Hammerspace version 4.3 also offers tech preview of the Universal Global Namespace, WORM and a Capacity Planning tool that helps customers better plan their capacity needs over time.

With these new capabilities, Hammerspace customers can easily consume data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments without compromising on security, performance, availability, or ease of use.

 

New in v4.3.0

Data encryption support with on-premises Key Management support

In flight and at rest encryption of data when transferring it to and storing it in public-cloud buckets/containers is a primary concern for customers wanting to mobilize their data into the public-cloud. Additionally, customers want to have full control over the keys used for data encryption and also want the data encrypted on-premises using their keys before it leaves to get persisted in public-cloud buckets. Finally, customers would like a simple and single unified mechanism to encrypt their data across their private, hybrid and multi-public-cloud environments.

Hammerspace now supports encrypting user data when copying files to object-volumes using nCipher HSM.

NFS 4.2 client white listing support

Hammerspace supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 clients for NFS 4.2 access and prevents any non-compliant NFS 4.2 client from accessing data by automatically redirecting connections to NFS v3.

Single end point access across protocols

In the past, customers had to access the Hammerspace namespace over different export end points based on the access protocol (NFS v3, SMB or NFS 4.2). Starting from version 4.3, Hammerspace is now accessible via the same end points across all protocols.

GUI support for SMB data assimilation

Hammerspace supports assimilating third party data into its active namespace without making any changes to the original data. With the latest release, Hammerspace has added GUI support for non-disruptive assimilation of SMB data into its namespace in addition to improving the performance of assimilating large number of files in the same directory.

Amazon GovCloud support

Hammerspace is now also available in the AWS GovCloud Marketplace. This allows Public sector customers with additional security requirements to deploy and start using Hammerspace in GovCloud at the click of a button.

Usability enhancements

Hammerspace version 4.3 contains a number of usability enhancements targeted at optimizing event processing, alert cleanup as well as only showing uncleared events on GUI or CLI login.

 

Technology Preview Features

A technology preview feature is functionality exposed in the product for customers to test. The feature is not supported for Production usage however it is generally made available with full product support in the sub-sequent release.

Capacity planning analysis

HS provides customers with tools that help them plan their storage needs by allowing them to simulate data uploads to cloud without actually moving any data, while taking into account storage efficiency features like data compression and dedupe.

Worm support

Hammerspace now allows setting objectives to enable WORM support across files, directories and shares, giving customers finer grained control over different types of files.

Global File System

Customers can now deploy a single namespace across different geographical sites and replicate data and metadata across these sites. The data in global shares are available Read-Write on multiple sites at the same time. Initial support goes up to 16 sites concurrently active on the same share.

 

 

For more in-depth details on these features, go to https://hammerspace.com/blog/

 

To download the release and purchase a license, contact us at https://hammerspace.com/contact/