Manage Distributed Synchronous Workflows via Remote Synchronous Write (RSW) Policies
You can now automate the management of distributed synchronous workflows via remote synchronous write (RSW) policies. In the Content UI, you can configure specific domains and buckets to broadcast their new content to all remote sites immediately. Remote Synchronous Write delays write completion until replicas exist in every remote cluster. This allows you to support applications that require guarantees that backups are committed to every site, satisfying publishing requirements for read access to all new content from any remote site immediately after ingest.
Store, Find and Share Files through an Updated UI
End-users can now store, organize, find and share files through an updated user interface (UI) that includes drag & drop, multi-upload and hierarchical bucket listings. Folder listing support across Swarm clients (Content UI, SwarmFS, and S3) has been rearchitected and centralized. The service makes full use of newer Elasticsearch features and is no longer bound by listing limits. These new walkable directories offer Prefix Filtering (parsing object prefixes into hierarchical folders in real time), Empty Folders and Recursive Deletes.
Simplify Authorized User Administration using Single Sign-on (SSO) with SAML 2.0
With Swarm 12, you get simple, authorized user administration via single sign-on (SSO) with SAML 2.0 supporting platforms like Okta, OneLogin and Google GSuite. New SAML 2.0 support enables you to implement single sign-on for your users. Adding SSO allows you to grant access using centrally managed identity credentials, such as your organization's Gmail accounts.
Optimize Cost for Long-Term (Cold) Storage
Swarm 12 provides you with multiple options for cost optimization for long-term (cold) storage by integrating support for the S3 Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive API. You can backup data from Swarm directly to S3 Glacier and S3 Glacier Deep Archive service or devices that support the API like FUJIFILM Object Archive (a tape object solution). This enables you to rapidly add a cost effective remote cold archive leveraging the Amazon S3 service or deploy a complete disk to tape based object storage solution secure within your data center using Swarm 12 and FUJIFILM Object Archive.
Go Dense with Maximum Utilization of Chassis Space and Flash Optimization
Swarm 12 includes architectural enhancements that optimized performance for large hard drives, flash and dense servers with multiple CPUs and cores. Additionally, Swarm was certified with Western Digital’s Ultrastar Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server for managing unstructured data at massive scale. The joint solution enables customers to store up to a petabyte (PB) of data in 4U, while reducing costs, simplifying data management and supporting remote access requirements for collaboration, and continued data mining and monetization.