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Azure Native Qumulo Now available in the EU, UK, and Canada – Learn More

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. 

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The cloud-native file service you've been waiting for

Unbeatable economics

  • 80% less expensive than any other cloud-file service
  • Comparable (or better) economics to on-premises enterprise NAS
  • As low as $30 / TB / month
Simplify moving workloads from and into the cloud.

Cloud-native elasticity

  • Scale capacity and performance independently 
  • Grow from 100TB-100EB and back down again 
  • Scale performance from 1-100GBps+ and back down again

Pay only for what you use

  • Capacity and performance are billed based on actual usage
  • Standard throughput of 1GBps included in base monthly cost
  • Automatically add throughput in 1GBps increments in response to workload demands

Unmatched data durability

  • Data is automatically protected across multiple Azure data centers
  • Delivers twelve 9s of data durability
  • No need for the local data replication common to on-prem storage

Rapid time to value

  • Deploy directly from the Azure portal in under 15 minutes
  • One all-inclusive bill with no hidden fees or surprises
  • Completely managed service without the hardware and administrative overhead typical of on-premises NAS

Enterprise proven

  • All the enterprise data features as on-prem storage.
  • Full SMB, NFS and object protocol support
  • Six year Leader in the Gartner® Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Magic Quadrant™

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.

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Lift and shift workloads easily

Move your file workloads to the cloud without refactoring your applications or compromising on features or performance.

Simplify your cloud experience when setting up new workloads.

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 anywhere with Qumulo.

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.

Stay compliant

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

Energy & Resources
Subsurface modeling
Well optimization
Life Sciences
Genomics pipelines
Digital pathology AI
Healthcare
PACS VNA
EPIC Blob

Higher Education
Research HPC
Data Migration

Media & Gaming
Video editing & VFX Render
DevOps

Financial Services

Data curation/compliance
Active archives

Azure Native Qumulo Reference Architectures

Expansive Regional Availability

Azure Native Qumulo can be provisioned directly from the Azure Marketplace in 20 regions across the US, EU, UK, and Canada.

US regions:

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

Simplify moving workloads from and into the cloud.

Lift and shift workloads easily

Single management experience and standard protocols simplify moving workloads to and from the cloud without refactoring applications.

Simplify your cloud experience when setting up new workloads.

Support new cloud workloads

Build apps and Kubernetes workloads with shared data and automation for simplified management with complete APIs.

Scale anywhere with Qumulo.

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

Some cloud-file solutions are based on block storage, which is much more expensive than NAS storage on-premises. For those solutions, it also means that adding capacity is a manual process, and once you’ve added that capacity you pay for it every month even if you’re not using all of it.

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. Just delete the data that you don’t need. With Azure Native Qumulo’s cloud-native elasticity, you only pay for what 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, 100% of the value for the sale is credited against a customer’s MACC.

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.

Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service Public Preview systems is covered by the Qumulo SaaS Service Level Agreement.

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