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High performance, linear scale, ultra reliability,
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Only Qumulo gives you the freedom to manage data at scale anywhere you want. Your Data, Your Way.

We don't use SCM for performance

Cost-Effective
Unlimited Scale

qumulo's file data platform

Run Anywhere with
with No App Rewrites

We don't use SCM for performance

Easiest To Manage
with Real-Time Controls

We don't use SCM for performance

Security
Comes Standard

We don't use SCM for performance

APIs for
Everything

We don't use SCM for performance

Best Support
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How Qumulo Compares

Let us show you why Qumulo is superior to Dell EMC Isilon OneFS and NetApp ONTAP.

Either way you look at it, Qumulo is a knock-out.

Freedom of Choice

With Qumulo, you’re never locked in.

Choose the hardware platform you prefer

Grow over time even with hardware from different vendors

Move to the cloud, stay on-prem or choose hybrid… your license moves with you

Full APIs to integrate and automate even across platforms

No choice but to run on their hardware, whether you like it or not

Expensive, wasteful forklift upgrades

Cloud is extra. And full of limitations

Cloud is on proprietary hardware limited to certain regions. No ‘run anywhere’ software flexibility

Cloud Support

With Qumulo, cloud comes with no compromises.

Full enterprise features and 100% compatibility in the cloud

Run non-cloud applications natively

Move data to S3 with built-in tools at no extra cost

Unlimited scale in cloud

Different software platforms for on-prem and cloud mean feature gaps and incompatibilities

Isilon OneFS can’t run active file workloads in the cloud — just archive

NetApp can’t scale in cloud

Cloud support is only available in some regions, sometimes requiring dedicated hardware

Cloud costs extra. Surprise.

Scalability

Qumulo delivers unlimited, linear scale and all-flash performance to all—even on hybrids.

Incredible performance without relying on proprietary hardware

Seamless, linear scale with no limitations on-prem or in the cloud

Add nodes over time even from different manufacturers

Simple to manage even at billion-file, multi-petabyte scale

Core architectures based on outdated SATA technology

Significant scale limitations requiring manual balance on RAID systems and managing inodes

Inefficient journal-then-write is slow and wears components faster

More complex and difficult to manage the larger it gets

Efficiency

Qumulo is up to 3x more efficient than Isilon or NetApp.

Fill to 100% of usable capacity without performance penalty

Scalable Block Store (SBS) efficiently stores both large and small files saving TBs of space

Modern erasure coding at the block level means consistent high performance regardless of file size

Automatic rebalance and reprotect operations aren’t impacted by file size and don’t affect users

Usable capacity only to 85% or less

Severe fragmentation when full reducing performance by up to HALF

Inefficient 8K block size on Isilon OneFS wastes terabytes in typical installations

Last generation erasure coding on Isilon OneFS chokes on large files

Outdated RAID data protection on NetApp requires significant over-provisioning and adds complexity

Security

With Qumulo, security comes standard.

Always-on software-based encryption with no performance penalty

Support for hardware-based encryption

Encrypted SMB traffic

Hardware-only encryption on some models

Software-based encryption as extra-cost option

 

Control

Only Qumulo delivers incredible power with incredible control. In real-time.

Real-time capacity and resource analytics without tree-walks

Quotas and permissions changes take effect instantly

Automatic rebalance and reprotect operations do not impact users

Painless Qumulo Core software upgrades in 20 seconds 

Analytics are bolted on, not part of core system

Time consuming and impractical tree walks required for all but basic system queries

Quota and permissions changes require tree-walks before they take effect hours or even days later

Upgrades require at least 1-1/2 hours

Customer Success

We take support seriously. Qumulo is best in the business with Net Promoter Scores of 80 or higher. Compare that to our competitors with scores in the low 30s.

Award-winning support, 80+ NPS 4 years running

Direct access to engineers and system admins via Slack, phone, or email

Best supported software product with 24 Qumulo Core releases a year

Frustrating support model with long hold times and slow issue resolution

No direct access to engineers without expensive premium SLAs

Monolithic annual or semi-annual software updates can leave customers waiting years for promised features

Freedom of Choice

With Qumulo, you’re never locked in.

Choose the hardware platform you prefer

Grow over time even with hardware from different vendors

Move to the cloud, stay on-prem or choose hybrid… your license moves with you

Full APIs to integrate and automate even across platforms

No choice but to run on their hardware, whether you like it or not

Expensive, wasteful forklift upgrades

Cloud is extra. And full of limitations

Cloud is on proprietary hardware limited to certain regions. No ‘run anywhere’ software flexibility

Cloud Support

With Qumulo, cloud comes with no compromises.

Full enterprise features and 100% compatibility in the cloud

Run non-cloud applications natively

Move data to S3 with built-in tools at no extra cost

Unlimited scale in cloud

Different software platforms for on-prem and cloud mean feature gaps and incompatibilities

Isilon OneFS can’t run active file workloads in the cloud — just archive

NetApp can’t scale in cloud

Cloud support is only available in some regions, sometimes requiring dedicated hardware

Cloud costs extra. Surprise.

Scalability

Qumulo delivers unlimited, linear scale and all-flash performance to        all—even on hybrids.

Incredible performance without relying on proprietary hardware

Seamless, linear scale with no limitations on-prem or in the cloud

Add nodes over time even from different manufacturers

Simple to manage even at billion-file, multi-petabyte scale
.

Core architectures based on outdated SATA technology

Significant scale limitations requiring manual balance on RAID systems and managing inodes

Inefficient journal-then-write is slow and wears components faster

More complex and difficult to manage the larger it gets

Efficiency

Qumulo is up to 3x more efficient than Isilon or NetApp.

Fill to 100% of usable capacity without performance penalty

Scalable Block Store (SBS) efficiently stores both large and small files saving TBs of space

Modern erasure coding at the block level means consistent high performance regardless of file size

Automatic rebalance and reprotect operations aren’t impacted by file size and don’t affect users

 

Usable capacity only to 85% or less

Severe fragmentation when full reducing performance by up to HALF

Inefficient 8K block size on Isilon OneFS wastes terabytes in typical installations

Last generation erasure coding on Isilon OneFS chokes on large files

Outdated RAID data protection on NetApp requires significant over-provisioning and adds complexity

Security

With Qumulo, security comes standard.

Always-on software-based encryption with no performance penalty

Support for hardware-based encryption

Encrypted SMB traffic

Hardware-only encryption on some models

Software-based encryption as extra-cost option

Control

Only Qumulo delivers incredible power with incredible control. In real-time.

Real-time capacity and resource analytics without tree-walks

Quotas and permissions changes take effect instantly

Automatic rebalance and reprotect operations do not impact users

Painless Qumulo Core software upgrades in 20 seconds

Analytics are bolted on, not part of core system

Time consuming and impractical tree walks required for all but basic system queries

Quota and permissions changes require tree-walks before they take effect hours or even days later

Upgrades require at least 1-1/2 hours

Customer Success

We take support seriously. Qumulo is best in the business with Net Promoter Scores of 80 or higher. Compare that to our competitors with scores in the low 30s.

Award-winning support, 80+ NPS 4 years running

Direct access to engineers and system admins via Slack, phone, or email

Best supported software product with 24 Qumulo Core releases a year
.

Frustrating support model with long hold times and slow issue resolution

No direct access to engineers without expensive premium SLAs

Monolithic annual or semi-annual software updates can leave customers waiting years for promised features

Qumulo is a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader 4 Years Running!

See why Qumulo was named a Leader for the fourth year in a row in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems & Object Storage

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

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