On 22 Nov 2020, Komprise released our latest Intelligent Data Management platform update. This release is focused on delivering several enhancements requested by customers to enable new use cases and simplify administration at scale as they expand usage of Komprise for their file and object data.
Ransomware Protection with Support for Amazon S3 Object Lock
Many of our customers use Komprise to archive cold data to Amazon S3 and want these files to be immutable for compliance and regulatory purposes. They may want protection against ransomware or malware incidents that can infect NAS shares.
For both of these use cases, Komprise now supports Amazon S3 buckets configured with S3 Object Lock, which allows customers to store objects using a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) model. Once Komprise archives data into such a bucket, the data cannot be overwritten or deleted, providing file retention that meets compliance regulations and protects data from being encrypted by malware or ransomware.
Archive, copy, or confine data from EMC Isilon dual protocol shares without requiring NFSv4
If you have dual protocol shares on EMC Isilon – shares that your users can access over both NFS and SMB, Komprise now supports the use of those dual shares in Plan operations (copy, archive, and confine) without requiring NFSv4 to be configured. This can simplify NFS share administration as well as avoid any impact on users and applications due to an NFS protocol change.
And remember, when you copy or archive data from Isilon (or any NAS for that matter) to the cloud using Komprise, it is stored in the cloud’s native format allowing you to use the cloud’s native tools. This opens up a whole new dimension for our customers. For instance, if you archive cold data via Komprise to Amazon S3, you can use the data as the foundation for a data lake with the potential to query/explore data using services such as Amazon Athena, catalog data with AWS Glue, process data with Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), and more. The possibilities are endless as you are able to unlock the value of your cold data in ways you may have never considered before.
Support for AWS Outposts
AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and migration of applications with local system interdependencies.
For customers interested in using AWS Outposts, Komprise now supports Outposts, to find and migrate the right data into Outposts, to tier data within Outposts and into AWS, and manage all your hybrid cloud data from a single pane of glass. It’s exciting for Komprise to support Amazon as they expand their services and offerings to meet their enterprise customers’ needs! Learn more here.
There are many other updates included in the November 2020 release. Contact your Komprise account team if you’re interested in upgrading. Note that standard maintenance and support includes all updates and upgrades to your deployment. And as always: Know First, Move Smart, and Take Control with Komprise Intelligent Data Management.