Weka scale-out NAS v4 goes beyond just AWS to go multicloud
“In version 4 of Weka, we have added a new data reduction process that allows rapid movement of information from one medium to another and can drastically reduce consumed storage capacity,” said Patel. It claims to have overcome the limits of network file system (NFS) – developed in the 1980s – and that its surpasses the performance of rivals such as NetApp and Dell EMC’s Isilon scale-out NAS. Weka says it has parallelised access to directories and metadata by breaking things down into lots of smaller chunks to make it faster than a local file system. WekaIO targets workloads that need access to large amounts of unstructured data, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, financial analytics, life sciences and engineering design. Weka is used by Hitachi Vantara in its HNAS platform gateways, where data can be shared from its VSP disk arrays as well as extending capacity to the public cloud.
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