Hammerspace has unveiled what it calls the “first Global Data Environment that breaks down the boundaries of data access for users and applications anywhere in the world” to create, process, store, and protect data on any existing data center or preferred cloud infrastructure.
Organizations have struggled for decades with the challenge of using file data outside the data center where it was created. This limitation holds back the speed of research, innovation, and growth of data-driven businesses, according to Hammerspace.
The company recognizes data is significantly less valuable when it is isolated in different silos and trapped in various locations. The Hammerspace Global Data Environment provides a solution to connect global users and applications with their data on any existing data center infrastructure or preferred public cloud service.
“The world needs a revolutionary approach to data access. Hammerspace is committed to changing the paradigm of data storage. We break data free from the constraints of the storage system and liberate IT teams from endless manual data management tasks,” said David Flynn, Hammerspace founder and CEO. “The Global Data Environment enables all data to automatically be accessed from infrastructure local to the user for maximum performance.”
Hammerspace enables organizations to store, protect and operate on data by moving it to the best location to access compute resources, take advantage of the lowest cost infrastructure and make files locally available to their distributed workforces across the globe.
The company’s data orchestration is a solution that can support any storage type and vendor as a single pool, storing data on existing storage systems, buckets in the cloud, across different regions and multiple cloud services. Furthermore, tiering, moving and replicating data across these sites and systems is completely transparent to users and applications.
Applications that require persistent data are weighed down by legacy storage systems and services. Hammerspace universal data access and orchestration layers make applications boundless by making their associated data available across all remote locations, ensuring locality for performance to on-premises data centers and the public cloud.
People are working from all parts of the world. Organizations seek to grow their talent pools with access to team members no matter where they reside. The Hammerspace Global Data Environment automates and optimizes data movement and eliminates the need to replicate a full copy of the data at each site, enabling the enterprise to work more efficiently and cost-effectively. Rich file services, such as file-level versioning, allow geographically dispersed teams to work on the same data safely.
Hammerspace has brought on a team of experienced leaders from high-growth companies who have led successful company growth and customer engagement strategies as cloud adoption accelerated and workforces became increasingly distributed. They include:
- Chris Bowen, SVP of Worldwide Sales – previous global sales leader for storage, data science and cloud gateways companies, including StorOne, Iguazio and Avere Systems
- Jim Choumas, VP of Channel Sales – previous channel leader with cloud and data management companies, including Fusion-io, Panzura, Igneous, Qumulo and NetApp
- Molly Presley, SVP of Marketing – previous marketing leader in SaaS, cloud software, and data-intensive file system companies, including Pantheon Platform, Qumulo, Quantum, DDN and Spectra Logic
Hammerspace also is introducing its new channel program, Partnerspace, which integrates tightly with the channel for 100 percent of their customer engagements. The channel brings the deep experience needed to help organizations that are grappling with distributed on-prem data centers, hybrid cloud strategies, and empowering a remote workforce. The program is designed to help our partners accelerate their business by bringing true value to their customers through new disruptive solutions in a consultative manner.
To learn more, join the November 18, Global Data Environment, interactive virtual roundtable event
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