What do we mean by highly scalable file storage?

What do we mean by highly scalable file storage?

You may have read that Qumulo builds a modern, highly scalable file storage system. But what does that really mean? Let’s break it down: A file system You may not know this, but you’re probably already familiar with scalable file storage systems. Every laptop has a...
Is Qumulo a log-structured file system?

Is Qumulo a log-structured file system?

We sometimes get asked whether Qumulo is a log-structured file system. The short answer is “No,” but there’s an interesting story. It turns out that some of the innovative aspects of Qumulo’s design draw from a number of groundbreaking techniques that have been...
Attributes of a Modern File Storage System

Attributes of a Modern File Storage System

About two decades ago, a number of companies developed a parallel and distributed file storage system. The impetus was that, when data began growing exponentially, it became clear that scale-out storage was the paradigm to follow for large data sets. WAFL, IBM...