Hammerspace Global Data Environment – a Shared Space for All the Data

Hammerspace’s presentation at AI Field Day showcased its Global Data Environment, which streamlines data orchestration for AI model training by providing global real-time visibility and access to distributed datasets. The company’s innovative approach decouples file system metadata from the underlying storage, enabling a universal access layer across geographies and cloud platforms. By facilitating a shared metadata control plane, Hammerspace ensures seamless user experience and efficient data management for complex enterprise AI workflows. Read more in this Gestalt IT article by Sulagna Saha.

Hammerspace Shows Storage Acceleration for AI Training

At AI Field Day, Hammerspace showcased its innovative storage acceleration solution, demonstrating how Hyperscale NAS can be leveraged to enhance the performance of current scale-out NAS systems, particularly in training large language models (LLM) efficiently. This storage boost not only improves speed but also optimizes resource allocation during the intensive LLM training process. Hammerspace’s advancement offers organizations the opportunity to amplify their AI training capabilities without the need to overhaul their existing storage infrastructure. Read more in this Futurum Research Analyst Note by Alastair Cooke.

Defeating Data Gravity? – Hammerspace

According to Keith Townsend, Hammerspace presented a compelling argument for a shift in overcoming data gravity by moving data closer to accelerated computing resources at AI Field Day. Their solution, a parallel file system, acts as a bridge between dispersed data sources, offering a unified metadata view that streamlines data preparation for AI tasks. While Hammerspace’s technology appears to enhance user experience, it also requires strategic GPU placement and considerations around data governance and movement across geopolitical boundaries.

Insights From the AI Field Day: A Futurum Group Overview

In this LinkedIn Pulse article, Paul Nashawaty of The Futurum Group summarizes all of the AI Field Day presentations, highlighting VMware’s deep dive into Private AI in collaboration with industry giants like NVIDIA and IBM, and Intel’s focus on deploying AI inference models with Xeon CPUs across diverse environments. Next-generation AI-infused storage solutions from Solidigm and SuperMicro underscored the critical role of optimized storage in AI, while Vast Data focused on addressing the growing data demands of AI and HPC workloads. Google Cloud’s session on AI platforms and infrastructures showcased innovative approaches with Kubernetes at the core, paving the way for accessible and powerful AI development and deployment.

The Year of AI at AI Field Day 4

AI Field Day returns on February 21st-23rd, giving a broad perspective on AI’s foundational technologies in a year touted to be pivotal for artificial intelligence. Attendees can expect in-depth sessions with industry giant Intel as well as key players VMware by Broadcom, Qlik, Hammerspace, Solidigm, VAST Data, and many more. This event explores revolutionary AI applications and their infrastructure demands, and will be broadcast live for a global audience. Watch live on LinkedIn and the Tech Field Day website and catch the recordings on YouTube!

Tech Upfront: Data Gravity and Cloud Storage

Check out Enrico Signoretti’s latest podcast where he talks about cloud computing and the presentations from Hammerspace and Nasuni from this past Storage Field Day!

Global Data Management Across Disjointed Storage With Hammerspace

At this past Storage Field Day, Hammerspace presented a solution that makes data management and orchestration effortlessly easy across miscellaneous storage devices. Writing for Gestalt It, Sulagna Saha discusses this new Hammerspace Global Data Environment, check out her thoughts here!

Storage Field Day 23 – Tag 1: Fungible, RackTop, Hammerspace

In his latest post, Wolfgang Steif discusses the presentations from Fungible, RackTop Systems, and Hammerspace at February’s Storage Field Day. Check out his thoughts here!

Hammerspace Unlocks Scale and Performance With Hybrid Cloud Storageless Data

Is “Storageless Data” a thing? At Storage Field Day in January, Hammerspace made their pitch on how they could utilize it to “simplify and unify the management of disparate storage systems, whether on-premises or in a public cloud.” The staff at GestaltIT.com watched Hammerspace’s presentation and writes that “with Hammerspace, organizations can couple together disparate storage systems across multiple sites into a unified platform” and indicate implications for the management of that data. Check out the GestaltIT Staff take on Hammerspace’s unique offering and watch their Storage Field Day videos to learn more about it!

Storageless Data, Really? – Doug Fallstrom

During Storage Field Day in January, Paul Stringfellow had the opportunity to join us as a delegate and see Hammerspace’s presentation. In this episode of the Tech Interviews podcast, Paul is joined by Doug Fallstrom from Hammerspace to discuss storageless data and taking a data-centric approach to building IT platforms. To hear the complete conversation, be sure to check out this episode of Tech Interviews!

Storageless Data!?

At Storage Field Day in January, Ray Lucchesi had the opportunity to join us as a delegate and see Hammerspace’s presentation. At the event, Hammerspace showcased its vision for storageless data. In this blog, Ray explains, “Essentially, Hammerspace creates a global file system for your data, across any locations you wish to use it, with great caching, optimized data transfer and with real storage behind it.” For more of Ray’s thoughts on Hammerspace and storageless data, check out his blog!

Hammerspace, Storageless Data, and One Tough Problem

Storageless data? Is that even possible? Heading into their Storage Field Day presentation, delegate Dan Frith had some questions. After seeing their presentation, Dan was intrigued enough to have a followup session with the team from Hammerspace to get the full rundown on their offering. On his blog PenguinPunk.net, Dan writes that “at a high level, Hammerspace is a great choice for getting data into multiple locations, regardless of the underlying platform.” Check out Hammerspace’s unique solution to Storage through Dan’s recap or their Storage Field Day videos!

Storage Options for the Distributed Enterprise

Writing for GigaOm, delegate Enrico Signoretti discusses different approaches to defying data gravity. Enrico references solutions from Nasuni and Hammerspace, both of which presented last month at Storage Field Day. You can find all the presentations from Storage Field Day on the Tech Field Day website!

Presenters React to the Storage Field Day 21 Experience

Storage Field Day was our first event of 2021, and we think it went swimmingly! After the presentations, we spoke to each of the presenting teams to get their thoughts on their Storage Field Day appearances and we compiled some of their answers into a video.
A big thank you to Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni for making the event such a success! Check out their thoughts on Storage Field Day on the YouTube video or take a look at the many great presentations on our website.

Delegates Win the Day at Storage Field Day 21

Earlier this year, Storage Field Day welcomed a panel of our independent influencers and presenting companies. This Field Day event featured thought-provoking storage solutions from Hammerspace, Intel, NetApp, Pliops, MinIO, Tintri, and Nasuni. To see what some of the presenters at this Storage Field Day had to say about Field Day events, check out this post on GestaltIT.com!

Storageless Data, Cloud Native Und Kubernetes: Storage Field Day 21

Following Storage Field Day in January, Wolfgang Stief recaps the presentations from different companies. In this blog post, Wolfgang noticed some recurring themes, including cloud-native and storageless data. Wolfgang separates his thoughts by each day of the event and includes some tweets that he also shared each day. Visit the Tech Field Day website to see the presentations from this Storage Field Day event. For more of Wolfgang’s thoughts, visit data-disrupted.de!

Storage Field Day 21 – Hammerspace

Barry Coombs was a delegate at Storage Field Day in January and followed the event with a doodle covering Hammerspace’s presentation. In this edition of Tech Doodles, Barry highlights Hammerspace’s presentation through handwritten notes and images from the event. Barry takes note of Hammerspace’s presentation on Storageless Data, which has to be software and cannot be bound to specific hardware so it can run anywhere. To learn more about Hammerspace’s solution, check out its presentation on the Tech Field Day website!

Managing Data Migration Challenges

Data migration is a thankless task that needs to be performed periodically during hardware refreshes, and of course, regularly to keep expensive storage systems tidy. Fortunately, for traditional block-based workloads, the introduction of technologies like server virtualization have taken most of the pain out of the process. However, migrating unstructured data still seems to represent a challenge. As a result, we see solutions from companies like Hammerspace and Komprise looking to both ease the process and take advantage of hybrid multi-cloud configurations. In this piece Chris Evans looks at what both companies presented at Storage Field Day to held meet this challenge.

Hammerspace Wants to Be Your Cross-Cloud Data Platform

The challenge of data management is something organizations have struggled with for decades. Within the storage market, the race has been on to provide customers with a solution that helps ease the burden associated with data management within the data center and across clouds. At Cloud Field Day 6, Hammerspace presents the answer customers are looking for.

Talent Is Heavier Than Data

In this piece, Keith Townsend considers the impact of human talent on data gravity. The holy grail is to have data available instantly when you need it. There are literal physical limits to how possible this is, and he recently completed a video at Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO talking about some of the use cases and the capabilities of their Activate product in regards to metadata. At Cloud Field Day, he heard from Hammerspace, which looks at how to mitigate data gravity issues with a very unique solution.