Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service
The only exabyte-scale, cloud-native file service with elastic performance and all the enterprise features of your on-premises NAS, with a TCO to match.
The cloud-native file service you've been waiting for
U.S. pricing as low as $30/TB per month
Includes up to 1GBps sustained throughput
Automatically add more throughput at a cost of $0.00011 / GBps / TB stored, metered per minute
Why Qumulo for File Storage in Azure
Use Azure Native Qumulo as a standalone instance, or combine it with your other Qumulo deployments under a single global namespace, all managed and monitored from a single pane of glass, giving you true hybrid-cloud functionality without the compromises or complexity of other file data services.
Lift and shift workloads easily
Move your file workloads to the cloud without refactoring your applications or compromising on features or performance.
Deploy file-based workloads directly to the cloud
Native support for file-based workloads lets you deploy new workflows and services directly into Azure, bypassing the data center entirely.
Scale to meet any need
Support exabytes of data under a single namespace – far exceeding capacities for any other file solution in the public cloud – at near the cost of on-prem storage.
Trust even your sensitive apps and data with ANQ. Like all Qumulo deployments, ANQ is compliant with multiple security frameworks, including HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2 Type 2, and FIPS 140-2.
See what The Futurum Group has to say about Azure Native Qumulo’s ability to deliver the same file data service in the cloud that you’re used to on-premises, at comparable cost.
Find out how ANQ compares to the cost per terabyte of today’s most common scale-out NAS systems, using our own TCO calculator tool.
ANQ offers simple, predictable pricing in a complete SaaS solution. Use our cost calculator to estimate the cost of moving your existing workloads to ANQ today.
Azure Native Qumulo Industry Use Cases
Digital pathology AI
Media & Gaming
Video editing & VFX Render
Expansive Regional Availability
Azure Native Qumulo can be provisioned directly from the Azure Marketplace in 20 regions across the US, EU, UK, and Canada.
East US: Virginia
East US 2: Virginia
West US: California
West US 2: Washington
West US 3: Arizona
North Central US: Illinois
South Central US: Texas
Central US: Iowa
EMEA & Canada regions:
Canada Central: Toronto
France Central: Paris
Germany West Central: Frankfurt
North Europe: Ireland
Norway East: Oslo
Sweden Central: Gavle
Switzerland North: Zurich
West Europe: Netherlands
UK South: London
Lift and shift workloads easily
Single management experience and standard protocols simplify moving workloads to and from the cloud without refactoring applications.
Support new cloud workloads
Build apps and Kubernetes workloads with shared data and automation for simplified management with complete APIs.
Scale to meet any need
Support PB of data under a single namespace, greater than any other file storage offering on Azure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, some cloud-file options are built on object storage, but they offer limited support for advanced enterprise storage features like snapshots, replication, quota limits, or multiprotocol support. Only Azure Native Qumulo delivers the flexibility and economics of object storage while also giving you the full suite of enterprise storage features that you need in the cloud.
Many existing workloads that are built to use file data can’t just switch between file and object storage. They either need to continue using file data, or need to be completely refactored to use object data instead. Refactoring is a costly, risky effort, so most enterprises would rather continue using file storage even in the cloud. With Azure Native Qumulo, they now have that option.
The title refers to the fact that Azure Native Qumulo is deployed as a native Azure service, directly from the Azure Portal. The service is billed monthly as part of your Azure subscription, and you pay only for the capacity you use.
Yes. Your Azure Native Qumulo service can deliver whatever throughput you need – anywhere from 1GBps to 100GBps. Whenever your workloads need more throughput, your ANQ service automatically adds bandwidth for as long as you need it.
Pricing is metered, per TB per month, with specific pricing tiered based on total consumption. If your total usage is between 100 and 499TB, the service will bill at $37 per TB per month. For 500 to 999TB of total usage, the cost is $33 per TB per month. Additional pricing tiers are available above 1PB of total consumption, or through Qumulo One.
Your Azure Native Qumulo monthly subscription includes 1GBps of throughput. If your workload demands exceed 1GBps, each additional 1GBps is billed at a rate of $0.00011 per GBps per TB stored, per minute.
Azure Native Qumulo is available in select regions in North America, Europe. As ANQ becomes available in additional Azure regions, the list on this page will be updated.
Yes, customers who consume Azure on a CSP subscription can subscribe to ANQ. The CSP subscribes to ANQ via Marketplace and invoices the customer. Customers who have a CSP but do not consume Azure on a CSP subscription can subscribe to ANQ directly. When a CSP subscribes to ANQ, Qumulo can offer the CSP margin via Marketplace. When a customer subscribes directly, Qumulo can offer our partner a finder’s fee. Later in 2023, Qumulo anticipates being able to replace the finder’s fee with margin via Multiparty Private Offer (MPO).
At launch in April 2021, Qumulo on Azure used VNet Peering to connect the customer’s Azure Virtual Network (VNet) to the file system. This allowed full bi-directional network communication between a customer’s workloads and the file system. VNet Peering required the customer administrator and Qumulo SRE team to manually connect these networks and coordinate IP ranges. VNet Peering does not support Network Security Groups (NSG) and traffic is billed for on both sides of the peered connection.
VNet Injection eliminates the requirement for VNet Peering. It creates network resources (virtual NICs) that customers can manage. For example, they can use an NSG that limits access to specific ports and protocols. These network resources are automatically provisioned upon ANQ subscription and destroyed upon termination of the subscription. All VNet Peering charges are eliminated and NSGs are now supported.
ANQ is available in all nine US public regions: East US, East US 2, West US, West US 2, West US 3, North Central US, West Central US, South Central US, and Central US. ANQ will be available outside of the US in 11 regions across the EU, UK, and Canada starting on July 31: France Central, Germany West Central, North Europe, Norway East, Sweden Central, Switzerland North, UK South, UK West, West Europe, Canada Central, and Canada East.
Customers can also specify the Availability Zone associated with the region where their Qumulo will be placed, which will decrease latency, increase availability, and eliminate cross-zone networking charges when Microsoft introduces these charges in July 2023.
Customers can add capacity to their initial configuration by contacting their Qumulo sales or customer success representative through email, phone, or Slack. Customers cannot make changes to region, availability zone, or storage class (Standard or Performance) after provisioning. These types of changes will require a migration of data to a new ANQ instance.