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The Next Generation of Hybrid File Software Speeds Learning and Discovery for Research Computing Environments

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From research and academic institutions and national labs, to energy companies and financial institutions, organizations are increasingly utilizing high performance computing. As the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning becomes more commonplace, many of these organizations are looking for a modern hybrid file software offering that can keep pace with changing trends, and the rapid drive towards innovation.

Qumulo delivers a high performance, cloud-native file system that meets the performance and capacity demands of today’s research computing environments, scaling across the data center and the cloud. We are uniquely able to provide reliable, low latency performance for rapid workflows, and support mixed IO performance for billions of large and small files.

Large-scale scientific research labs, autonomous vehicle developers, and life science and genomics organizations are utilizing Qumulo’s software to accelerate sequencing, simulations, and analytics to speed research, learning, and discovery. But don’t take my word for it, check out what our customers are saying:

The San Diego Supercomputer Center Supersizes Advanced Storage with Qumulo
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a managed service provider for the scientific community in government, academia, and business.

Qumulo provides SDSC and its clients persistent storage for high capacity, high-performance workloads. Key infrastructure components include virtual machines, Qumulo software mounted on a supercomputer, and high bandwidth networks. SDSC is moving towards integrating on-prem and cloud storage to serve its science gateways. Since Qumulo’s file storage is cloud-native, it seamlessly supports on-prem and cloud integration.

“Qumulo has been incredibly easy for SDSC to manage,” said Brian Balderston, director of Infrastructure for SDSC. “Instead of focusing our staff and resources on managing a number of inefficient storage systems, we use our engineering time to work on highly impactful and well-funded grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and other funding agencies. That is a big win for all of us.”

Biotech Firm Progenity Uses Qumulo to House Billions of Genetic Files
Progenity conducts research in areas like genetic carrier testing, CFDNA screening, and cancer testing to encourage the spread of information and ultimately, provide the industry with data that leads to better patient care.

Over the years, Progenity’s work in genetic sequencing has generated more than a billion files. That pace is also accelerating; within two years, the organization could produce another billion files. Qumulo was able to offer an affordable solution for Progenity, without sacrificing performance or scalability. Qumulo storage also runs both on-prem and in the public cloud, another key advantage, as Progenity is planning for an eventual migration to the cloud.

“Qumulo handles small files very well, and that goes back to cost because we’re getting better cost density. Even if we were paying the same for a gigabyte of data on Qumulo as we were for our legacy system, we’d still be getting a better value for our money,” said David Meiser, solutions architect for Progenity.

Qumulo’s Ease of Use and Real-Time Analytics Help the University of Florida Gain Insights Into its Research Computing Data
The University of Florida’s IT (UFIT)’s Research Computing department provides the infrastructure, proposal, and consulting services to give researchers a competitive edge. UFIT’s goal is to help the university’s researchers find the next answer, the next cure, and the next forward innovation.

Qumulo’s real-time analytics provided valuable information for UFIT about system users’ data and how they are utilizing the university’s storage resources “The visibility into our system and our metrics [with Qumulo] is obviously far superior to anything we’ve had before, and it’s given us some good insights into details we never had access to previously.” says System Administrator Eric Tomeo.

OvationData Selects Qumulo to Provide Storage-as-a-Service Platform for Oil & Gas Users

Ovation Data Services, Inc. (OvationData) serves several industries with technology solutions, but its primary focus is geoseismic data. Geoseismic surveys study a location’s seismic attributes and compare them to geological features typically found in oil or gas deposits.

Single files can reach 25TB+ sizes, and data sets easily reach into the petabytes. This scale places high performance and capacity demands on storage and file sharing.

“For companies that are considering a NAS appliance for big data transfer and manipulation, and who need simplicity and security, Qumulo is the answer. There are a lot of appliances that do a lot of different things. But a scale-out NAS appliance that’s simple to use and manipulates huge files? That’s Qumulo.” says Bo Kennedy, Director of Infrastructure Architecture

Hyundai MOBIS Relies on Qumulo in Developing the Future of the Connected Car
As the world’s sixth largest supplier of parts and components — for automobiles from the likes of Hyundai, Chrysler, General Motors, Subaru and others — Hyundai MOBIS is in the thick of that connected car development. Assisted and autonomous driving in particular is a core focus of the company’s current R&D efforts, both in the U.S. and its Asian and European operations.

Helping vehicles to “see” and react like a human requires that the development team collect and pour through hundreds of terabytes of real-world video. Back in the lab, important elements of that street-level world view, such as signs, signals, pedestrians and hazards, are carefully identified and fed into the latest training scenarios. Storing that massive quantity of video and keeping it indefinitely accessible is a challenge for the Hyundai MOBIS IT team.

“Managing data with Qumulo is so simple it’s hard to describe the impact. It has given us tremendous ROI in terms of time saved and problems eliminated, and having that reliable storage we can finally trust makes us eager to use it more broadly throughout the company,” said John Beck, IT manager for Hyundai MOBIS.

Qumulo will be participating in several industry events over the next few months. If you are at these events, stop by our booth and get a demo.

Take a deeper look at the many benefits that Qumulo’s modern hybrid cloud file system brings to Research Computing.

Learn about our many platform options to meet your individual requirements, including all-NVMe, hybrid capacity series, active archive, and cloud solutions.

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