June 17th, 2019 by Michael Rink
WekaIO Updates Software Platform
Today, WekaIO, announced updates to its software platform to provide security functionality for multi-use enterprise high performance computing (HPC). WekaIO is two years old, and we covered their initial launch, which is still the core of their offerings, a cloud-native scalable file system. More recently we covered their announcement that they had raised $31.7 million in additional funding in May.
With the new update, WekaIO thinks it can provide secure multi-tenant environments even for applications running NFS or SMB. The new security enhancements will help ensure critical data is kept safe by providing encryption at rest and in-flight across the network. The update will also support authenticated mounts to prevent a rogue application from accessing the storage system; and PKEY multi-tenancy on InfiniBand networks. As part of the security updates, WekaIO is integrating their directory services management with its Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory. They will also support Access Control List (ACLs) with multi-protocol interoperability between SMB, NFS and POSIX; and the ability to create multiple file systems for multi-tenant isolation. Customers will now have the ability to set User Quotas for multi-user environments.
In the same update as the security upgrades, WekaIO is also improving Hybrid cloud data management. The new update will add Snapshot to S3 cloud object storage for seamless workload migration, cloud bursting, archive, backup, and disaster recovery.