Today, Qumulo is announcing Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. By universal scale, we mean that QF2 meets the new requirements that have arisen as file-based datasets have grown, not just in size but also in the number of digital assets, their global reach, and the value they represent to organizations.
File-based data is the engine of innovation in modern businesses. Life sciences researchers developing the latest medical breakthroughs use vast amounts of file data for genome sequences and share that data with colleagues around the world; oil & gas companies’ greatest assets are their seismic files that help locate reservoirs of oil and natural gas; movies and television programs are increasingly produced on computers and stored as files.
These workloads, which can be comprised of billions of files of mixed sizes, are globally distributed, and that bring new challenges to administrators, outstrip the capabilities of legacy appliances. QF2 is a modern storage system, designed from the ground up for this data-driven world.
QF2’s advanced file system technology means that there’s no practical limit to the number of files you can store, and QF2 handles small files as efficiently as large ones. QF2 provides real-time visibility and control at scale, with analytics that are unmatched in the industry. Administrators have a central dashboard that gives them insight into their data footprint with a variety of views. For example, administrators can examine throughput and IOPS activity in real time by client and by path. Not only can administrators see, but they can act. If a user or a process is taking too many resources, they can apply a capacity quota that takes effect immediately.
As of today, Qumulo is also announcing QF2 for AWS. Whether running QF2 in the data center, in the public cloud or both, QF2 has the same features and interface. QF2 is the only file storage solution for cloud that can scale both capacity and performance, with no hard limits for either. No matter what kind of file-based data customers collect or how fast that collection grows, QF2 for AWS can handle it.
QF2 clusters work together to form a globally distributed but highly connected storage fabric tied together with continuous replication. Whether using cloud instances and/or standard hardware in the data center, QF2 clusters have scalable performance and a single, unified file system.
Along with our new offering, we’ve got a new web site with lots of new content. If you’re curious to know just how QF2 achieves all that awesomeness, read the Qumulo File Fabric Technical Overview. To understand why Qumulo is a different kind of storage company, there’s The Promise of Universal Scale: File Storage at the Crossroads.
If you’re ready for a test drive, go to How to Evaluate. You can download the QF2 VM and set up a cluster, or try QF2 using a standalone cloud instance. There are plenty of tutorials and videos to help you out. The web site has lots more to offer, so please explore.
At Qumulo, file storage at universal scale is our vision and our passion. We believe that file-based data becomes transformative when it gives people the freedom to collaborate, to innovate, and to create. We put that belief into practice every day. We’d love to hear from you. Send an email or call and share your own vision with us.
Nate is Sr. Director of Marketing and focused on field marketing, sales enablement, and analyst and public relations.
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