Qumulo Selects HGST 10TB Hard Drives to Accelerate Time-to-Market for New Scale-Out NAS Solutions

Posted April 12, 2016. Filed under Press Releases.

Qumulo, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that it has selected HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand (NASDAQ: WDC), as its key supplier for providing HDDs for its new QC-series hybrid storage appliances. This relationship underscores how the company’s flagship product, Qumulo Core, is designed to follow the commodity curve and add support for the latest cutting-edge storage technologies. In addition, Qumulo also announced today the general availability of Qumulo Core 2.0 and three new QC-Series hybrid storage appliances – the QC40, QC104, and QC260.

“Qumulo Core software is hardware independent, which allows us to quickly incorporate the latest technologies as they become available,” said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing at Qumulo. “This is highlighted by our ability to be first to market with HGST’s new 10TB Ultrastar He10 drives.”

The Ultrastar He10 HDD provides the best combination of density, efficiency and performance for large scale unstructured data and is a fundamental building block to addressing growing data needs. Storage systems utilizing the new 10TB drives will be key enablers of video, photo, business and other cloud-based applications, and will be a cornerstone for future public and private cloud deployments. Key benefits of including the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD in QC-Series hybrid storage appliances include:

  • Innovation – Qumulo Core is hardware independent and enables the adoption of cutting-edge technology as soon as it’s available in the marketplace. The 10TB HGST Ultrastar He10 drives are the highest capacity drives available on the market and are available in the new QC40 and QC260 hybrid storage appliances.
  • Industry Best Price/Performance – Combining state of the art 10TB HDDs with flash gives Qumulo users the best price/performance for commercial high performance computing and large scale unstructured data environments.
  • Greater Efficiency – New HGST Ultrastar 10TB He10 drives help address the need for higher capacity, higher density, higher reliability and lower power consuming storage racks in enterprise datacenters.

“HGST has a reputation for HDD product quality and reliability. This is our third-generation HelioSeal drive and we are honored that Qumulo chose our solution,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of marketing, HGST. “Qumulo’s deep customer commitment and unique technology vision make them an ideal customer for our HGST drives in helping store and protect the world’s data. We are excited to be working with them to bring this data-aware storage solution to the masses.”

Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics directly into storage, giving enterprises an unprecedented view of their data and storage resources at scale. With greater visibility into which data is most valuable, where it is stored, which users or applications are accessing what files, what should be archived, backed up or deleted, and why data grows, Qumulo’s customers report significant gains in workflow performance and storage efficiency.

Availability and Pricing

The new HGST Ultrastar He10 HDDs are shipping in the newly announced QC-Series appliances— the QC40 and QC260 — with Qumulo Core 2.0 data-aware scale-out NAS software. Qumulo Core 2.0 is generally available now and the QC40, QC104 and QC260 appliances will be generally available later in Q2. Pricing for an entry 4-node QC24 cluster running Qumulo Core 2.0 starts at $50,000.

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About Qumulo

Qumulo enables enterprises to manage and store billions of digital assets with real-time visibility and control built directly into the file system. Going past the design limitations of legacy NAS, Qumulo Core is modern scale-out storage for the new era of multi-petabyte data footprints on premises and in the cloud. It is used by the leaders of data-intensive industries. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo has attracted a world-class team of innovators, investors and partners. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.


Tanya Espe Carlsson
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