Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) Provides the Freedom to Store, Manage and Access Globally Distributed Data Sets in the Data Center and on the Cloud
FuseFX, Hyundai Mobis, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and Sinclair Oil Corporation Among More Than One Hundred Customers Who Have Adopted QF2 for Mission-Critical File-Based Workloads
Qumulo Launches QF2 on Amazon Web Services
SEATTLE – September 19, 2017 – Qumulo today announced Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system, creating a single file domain that spans the data center and the cloud. For the first time, enterprise customers have the freedom to store, manage and access their file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale. Hundreds of customers, including FuseFX, Hyundai Mobis, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and Sinclair Oil Corporation, have adopted QF2 for mission-critical file-based workloads. Qumulo also launched QF2 on Amazon Web Services (AWS), available immediately.
“Data is the digital currency of the global economy, yet much of it is effectively stuffed under the mattress in legacy storage systems,” said Bill Richter, CEO of Qumulo. “For several years, Qumulo has been serving the needs of the world’s largest companies to deploy mission-critical workflows with breakthrough innovation - focused on data instead of hardware - and a rich partner ecosystem. Customers have been clamoring for a solution that allows them to unlock the value of their data anywhere by flexibly scaling file storage across geographies, the cloud and in the data center. With QF2, they finally have it.”
A global operating model for businesses has created new requirements for scale. These include the number of files stored, the ability to manage enormous data footprints in real time, the global distribution of data, and the need to take advantage of the cloud. These modern requirements require an entirely new class of storage solution.
Introducing Qumulo File Fabric - The Next Frontier of Storage Systems
QF2 is the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. QF2 runs on industry standard hardware and was designed from the ground up to meet all of today’s requirements for scale. A modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and on the cloud, QF2 provides billion-file capacity and is one third the cost of legacy storage appliances. It is also the highest performing file storage system on premises and on the cloud. Its built-in, real-time diagnostics let administrators easily manage data no matter how large the footprint or where it’s located globally.
With the launch of QF2, Qumulo introduces new replication features. QF2’s cross-cluster replication enables data to move where it’s needed, when it’s needed, on premises and on the cloud. Other key features of QF2 include real-time quotas, advanced directory-level snapshots, and real-time visibility into large data sets, which allow enterprises to easily manage file-based storage at massive scale.
QF2 delivers the following key advantages:
QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that spans the data center and the cloud, providing billion-file capacity at one third the cost of legacy storage appliances. QF2 includes powerful real-time analytics and capacity quotas, as well as continuous cross-cluster replication and real-time snapshots. These features are unique to QF2 because the QF2 file system includes a powerful, state-of-the-art data management system called QumuloDB that is optimized for the specialized needs of file-based data. QF2 is comprised of both software and services. The services include support, proactive cloud-based monitoring, and trends analysis.
Availability and Pricing
QF2 is immediately available. For on-premises data centers, Qumulo offers subscription-based pricing that includes software and support. QF2 clusters on AWS have utility pricing that is based on hours of use, capacity and performance. QF2 can be used for free in non-clustered, standalone mode on AWS. For more information on QF2’s free usage tier, visit Qumulo.com/evaluate.
“At DreamWorks Animation, we are a digital manufacturer and digital media files are the core asset of our business,” said Skottie Miller, Technology Fellow for Engineering and Infrastructure at DreamWorks Animation. “During the production of a major animated motion picture, we often create in excess of 500 million media files. If storage fails to perform, the creativity stalls. HPE and QF2 give us the speed to meet our demanding production schedules, while continuing to raise the bar on creating the world’s most compelling movie experiences.”
“The history of storage is really the history of scale, with increasing reliance on software as the key enabling technology,” said Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst of Taneja Group. “While file-based data is at the heart of innovation for modern businesses, the industry has been stalled without a file storage system that can bridge the data center and the public cloud at scale. As enterprises increasingly want to integrate their workloads with the public cloud, we are seeing entirely new requirements for scale, data mobility and control of the data footprint. With QF2, Qumulo is creating a new market for file storage at universal scale, not simply for archiving but for high performance, low latency applications.”
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About Qumulo Qumulo is the leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.
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