Higher education is tasked with unique storage needs: support an active research community which generates new data at massive scale while also taking on the burden of archiving and curating billions of digital files, petabytes in size, for posterity. Data storage, which support these specific needs rather than hinder them, is a critical component of research and knowledge management throughout Higher Education. Qumulo Core – data-aware scale-out NAS – allows education facilities to create a storage architecture that can scale in overall size and quantity of files as needed, adapt to the individual needs of research and archival departments, and provide granular analytics enabling cataloging and curating of all stored data.
Qumulo’s next generation data-aware scale-out NAS is a software-only solution that runs on commodity hardware to give Higher Education storage administrators the ability to scale storage infrastructure based on data need while avoiding hardware vendor lock-in. Without the barriers of proprietary hardware and software, institutions have control and flexibility of deploying Qumulo Core anywhere – whether on-premise or as a virtual machine – to meet the demanding research and archival needs of Higher Education.
Qumulo Core’s integrated file system analytics allows Higher Education institutions to obtain real-time answers about their data footprint at incredible scale. With metadata built directly into the Qumulo Scalable File System (QSFS) as an intrinsic element, storage administrators have visibility into their data and storage, usage patterns, activity by research group or department, and which users or workloads are impacting performance and capacity. Data can be organized and managed in a way that meets the need of Higher Education without sacrificing the ability to access data instantly.
Qumulo Core’s flash-first hybrid design uses flash memory in combination with hard disk drives to create a scale-out NAS solution that balances performance, capacity and cost. Qumulo Core is able to provide Higher Education institutions with a solution that leverages the value of commodity hardware and is optimized for performance and capacity, a key component when making petabytes of hot, warm, and cold data available to research groups, faculty, students, and the public.
Qumulo Core provides unmatched support for the widest range of Higher Education workflows. Whether you are dealing with transactional or sequential access patterns and small or large file sizes, Qumulo Core supports them all within a single file system while delivering industry-leading scalability.
The Qumulo Core architecture was designed to enable the next frontier of Higher Education archival and scientific data storage available to research projects, faculty, students, and the public.
Our research organization falls between the cracks for most storage vendors, with giant imaging sets and millions of tiny genetic sequencing scraps. Finding a system that reasonably handled all our complex workflows was difficult, and in the end only Qumulo was the right fit.- Bill Kupiec, IT Manager, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Science
For a critical digital media archive, Qumulo is the safest place I can think to put it short of directly in a backup vault. Soon we won’t need anything else but backup, high-speed virtual storage, and Qumulo.- Joel Hsia, Assistant Head for Systems Development, Marriott Library
It’s impossible to make smart decisions about data when your storage is a figurative black box. Qumulo lets me tell in an instant how the data is used, who touches it and how often, so storage is no longer a technical issue but a management decision.- Nick Rathke, Assistant Director, Information Technology, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute