WekaIO has announced a cloud-native storage solution underpinned by what it claims to be “the world’s fastest file system, WekaFS.”

Essentially, WekaFS unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps.

The company has developed reference architectures (RAs) with object storage technology providers, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudian, IBM, Seagate, Quantum, Scality, and others in Weka’s Technology Alliance Program, to deliver cost-efficient, cloud-native data storage solutions at any scale.

Further, Weka’s OEM partnership with Hitachi Vantara will deliver an integrated end-to-end stack solution based on the Hitachi Content Platform.

WekaFS provides the ease of managing petabytes of data in a single, unified namespace wherever in the pipeline the data is stored. It is also claimed to deliver the best performance to accelerate AI/ML, genomics research, HPC, and HPDA workflows.

Extending the WekaFS namespace from high performance flash to an Amazon S3 REST-enabled cloud object storage system is a more “cost-efficient strategy for managing petascale datasets without compromising performance”.

The filesystem metadata resides on flash while extending capacity over object storage, private or public.

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