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Qumulo Named A Leader in 2022 IDC MarketScape

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IDC MarketScape Recognizes Qumulo for Flexibility of Deployment, Simplicity and Efficiency of Management at Petabyte Scale

We’re proud to share that Qumulo was named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Distributed Scale-Out File System 2022 Vendor Assessment. 

The IDC MarketScape evaluates the strengths that position vendors for success in the distributed scale-out file system market. This year’s assessment recognized Qumulo for its capabilities that make it easy to manage unstructured data at scale, including flexibility of deployment, efficiency of management, and real-time analytics capabilities. 

In other words: Qumulo makes storage simple

Any file system vendor can say they have simple management – but Qumulo has specific features that make customers’ lives easier. The IDC MarketScape highlighted the key strengths of Qumulo: “Differentiators that define Qumulo include flexibility of deployment (because of its software-defined design), simplicity and efficiency of management at petabyte scale (because of features specifically designed to address well-known scale-out file system issues with first-generation distributed scale-out file system platforms), and real-time analytics (that provide comprehensive visibility into file system metrics that enable more effective management of large-scale environments).” 

Here are the top four reasons Qumulo believes we have strength in:

1) Flexibility: In today’s enterprises, flexibility = freedom

Qumulo Core works anywhere. We believe in the freedom of choice, and we allow customers to run their applications in whatever environment they choose. Our software is platform-agnostic, with capabilities that span deployment locations for easier management in hybrid and multicloud environments. Qumulo delivers the same high performance and functionality whether on or off-premises. 

Move to the cloud, stay on-prem or choose hybrid…it’s all up to our customers.

2) Simplicity: Easier said than done, and we’ve done it

Qumulo is well-versed in the art of radical simplicity. Complex products and licensing schemes have long dominated the file landscape, and Qumulo goes against the grain with products that are refreshingly simple at the core. 

Our platform offers a unified management console, consolidating disparate data environments into one platform. And as our customers’ data workloads grow in complexity with new technologies like AI and machine learning, we work relentlessly to deliver features that make those workloads simple. That way, customers can spend less time managing their storage and more time focusing on turning that data into value.

3) Visibility: End data blindness

As the amount of data grows exponentially, “data blindness” is a formidable challenge. 

With Qumulo, customers have the data visibility to more effectively manage large-scale environments. You can see what’s happening in real time: you never have to guess how much space you have left, you can diagnose problems, and you can make predictions.

Qumulo provides comprehensive visibility using real-time analytics, enabling customers to optimize workloads and get the most bang for their buck. For example, our platform uses heat-metric based intelligent data placement to optimize cache hit rates. 

4) Scalability: Limitless possibilities – from terabytes to exabytes – scales with ease 

It’s no secret that file data is growing at a rapid clip. Our system is optimized to efficiently handle billions of files. It’s easy to add nodes over time (even from different manufacturers) and Qumulo’s architecture supports single file sizes up to 9 exabytes and unlimited file system sizes. Additionally, Qumulo has certified a 40PB cluster size – all in a single namespace. 

Qumulo is obsessively focused on our customers’ needs, because we want to make it as simple as possible for today’s organizations to transform their data into tomorrow’s innovations. 

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

We appreciate nothing more than third party evaluation – that way, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Read more about how Qumulo addresses pain points in file management, or learn more about our full suite of data services by accessing the excerpt of the IDC MarketScape report here. Or read here about IDC’s evaluation regarding Qumulo’s recent performance and how its evolving capabilities are targeting key unstructured data storage management trends in the industry today.


Read more about Qumulo’s position as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Assessment excerpt

Read IDC’s Note about Qumulo’s Momentum and Strengths in Serving Enterprise Customers’ Unstructured Data Storage Needs 

Test drive the power of Qumulo in our hands-on, interactive lab

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