Tape Integration for Hammerspace

Unify and Automate Unstructured Data Across Any Storage

Hammerspace Software Unifies Data Silos

Hammerspace solves key problems IT organizations face when managing global data access, plus data orchestration and data services across multi-vendor silos, including the edge, on-prem storage and now tape from any vendor and one or more cloud providers. Hammerspace is a vendor-neutral software solution that makes data a global resource, so IT staff can automate data orchestration by policy, but without interrupting user access. It enables organizations to extend the life of existing storage resources to reduce costs, while also enabling the flexibility of hybrid-cloud and multi-site use cases seamlessly. Its scale-out architecture can start very small at a single site, but dynamically expand to support very high-performance use cases at one location, or also grow to span the globe seamlessly across multiple on-prem and/or cloud-based data centers.


What is Hammerspace?  

It uses the power of metadata to automate data management to:

  • Unify File Access Across Storage Silos
  • Stop Data Copy Sprawl
  • Overcome Point Solution Gridlock
  • Move Data Without User/App Interruption
  • Bridge your Data Across Storage Silos

QStar and Hammerspace for a Global File System including Tape

Many organizations have valuable data assets that need to be retained for decades. This data creates additional cost to the organization due to the cost of the storage they reside on AND the management cost of protecting that data potentially forever. Cloud storage is one option, but can they be expensive and unpredictable. Tape offers the lowest long-term cost of storage and management.

By using QStar software products, Archive Manager or Global ArchiveSpace, data managed by Hammerspace can be easily relocated to lowest cost tape storage, predominantly using S3 protocols (SMB and NFS are also available).

Policies created in Hammerspace allow for data that is infrequently or never accessed to be seamlessly moved from expensive primary or cloud storage to an QStar tape environment for long-term preservation. A tape archive does not need third-party backup to protect data, as tape media can be copied, mirrored or replicated to secondary or tertiary media, which in turn can be removed from the library (offlined) creating an air-gapped, ultimate disaster recovery copy.

The Benefits of using QStar with Hammerspace  

  • East cost-effective integration. Uses one or more low-cost Windows or Linux servers as “Gateways” to any tape library.
  • Simple S3 interface for Hammerspace (optional SMB or NFS)
    • Tape-as-Cloud
    • Tape-as-NAS
  • Supports all tape library vendors with all versions of LTO and proprietary tape drives
  • Scales from 10s TB to 100s PB
  • Scales from a single server to 64 node solutions for small to massive environments
  • Supports hundreds of tape drives and tens of thousands of media shelves
  • Data can be compressed and encrypted for superior data protection
  • Air-gapped copies created automatically if required

Hammerspace Global File System with QStar Archive Manager Workflow


    Distributed data in multiple locations and different storage types can be managed in a single, globally-available file system with the QStar and Hammerspace solution.


    Overcome data gravity with automated, non disruptive data orchestration globally for data at the edge, in your datacenters, and in the cloud.


    Much of today’s enterprise digital assets comprise large, structured data. Tape storage gives you access to higher-capacity storage. Tape storage scales easily into multiple petabyte and exabyte levels.


    Storing large amounts of inactive data on expensive primary, secondary or Cloud-based storage disks contributes to higher storage costs in the long run. Tape storage costs are significantly less per terabyte and incurs less support and maintenance costs.

Hammerspace Global File System with QStar Archive Manager Workflow

Hammerspace Global File System with QStar Archive Manager Workflow