Life Science and bioinformatics organizations pursue their research objectives in a myriad of ways, however their storage and data management challenges remain consistent. Constraints around massive scalability, storage performance and the accommodation for a wide variety of file types, sizes and access patterns are common challenges. At the same time, managing hundreds of millions to trillions of files is an impossible endeavor. With Qumulo Core, Life Sciences customers benefit from the ability to:
Qumulo Core’s integrated file system analytics allows Life Sciences companies 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 and which users or workloads are impacting performance and capacity.
Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS is a software-only solution that gives Life Sciences storage administrators the ability to scale storage infrastructure while avoiding hardware vendor lock-in. Without the barriers of proprietary hardware and software, businesses have control and flexibility of deploying Qumulo Core anywhere – whether on-premise or as a virtual machine.
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 Life Sciences companies with a solution that leverages the value of commodity hardware and is optimized for performance and capacity.
Qumulo Core provides unmatched support for the widest range of Life Sciences 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. Qumulo Core delivers industry-leading scalability—from 4 to over 1,000 nodes in a single cluster and 100 terabytes to over 360 petabytes in a single file system.
The Qumulo Core architecture was designed to enable the next frontier of Life Science breakthroughs, from gene sequencing, genetic analyzers, drug discovery, and large scale storage.
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
We were impressed with Qumulo’s flash-first hybrid design for performance and the real-time analytics that enable us to understand our data footprint and performance by user, application, and project across a single large shared storage resource.- Ion Moraru, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the High Performance Computing Facility, UConn Health
Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out storage aligns perfectly with our mission of collecting massive amounts of data from hundreds of countries around the world to gain new insights into patterns of human disease. We chose Qumulo for its unique combination of real-time analytics, massive scalability, and ease of use.- James Bullard, Director of IT Services, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington
Cheap and cheerful storage doesn’t cut it when it comes to our need for high performance, large shared capacity, and multiple parallel I/O paths. We need really high performance I/O to process datasets that are much too large to fit into memory. Plus, having real-time visibility into our data is the icing on the cake.- Nick Rathke, Assistant Director, Information Technology, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute