Qumulo’s File Data Platform

Qumulo software is a file data platform, developed to offer you flexibility, running on industry standard hardware and natively in the cloud.

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Manages billions of files, large or small, easily.

The first file data platform built to address your hybrid cloud workloads, whether you require burst computing capabilities, global data collaboration, or if your business is considering a migration to the public cloud.

Key Benefits

Enterprise file data platform


Built for the hybrid cloud




Real-time data analytics


Industry’s most advanced API


Unmatched customer success

How It’s Used
Use Case: Genomic Sequencing

Scientific Computing

Machine Learning / Analytics

Autonomous Vehicle Research / ADAS

Media & Entertainment

Academic Research / SLED

The Qumulo file data platform

Manage your file data at scale with unrivaled freedom, control and real-time visibility.

Software-defined and built for the hybrid cloud.

Qumulo’s distributed file data platform gives you the option of running on pre-configured hardware platforms, pre-qualified third-party hardware platforms from HPE or Fujitsu, or natively in the public cloud with AWS or GCP.

Qumulo’s software license is fully transferable between on-prem and cloud-based platforms so that your investment in our software is usable no matter how your storage strategies evolve in the future.

Built for today and tomorrow’s file storage workflow needs, with Qumulo, your data is available when and how you want it.

qumulo's file system is built for the hybrid cloud
screen showing the UI for qumulo's file system

Real-time analytics show you what’s happening with your data.

Get instant visibility into your data and users. Qumulo software assigns the aggregation of real-time metadata to all data as it’s ingested. This gives you real-time insight into your system, without performance degradation or long file system scans.

Free up your time from mundane administrative tasks with visibility into crucial information:

  • IOPS and throughput hotspots
  • Capacity trending
  • User activity
  • Auditing
  • Bill back reporting
  • Data usage

Simplify your storage management.

Qumulo’s file data platform provides a single namespace, exposed across protocols, that provides a vast number of users centralized access to files whether the data is on-prem, multi-site, or in the cloud.

  • Scale to billions of files across your data center and the cloud.
  • Symmetrically scale capacity and performance.
  • Remove data silos and eliminate a tangle of multi-volume mounts.
qumulo's file system scales capacity and performance symmetrically
Industry-Leading Features

Modern enterprise file data platform

Massive scalability

Qumulo’s file data platform is designed to scale to billions of files, and store all file sizes efficiently. The scalable block store offers you unprecedented scalability, optimized performance, and data protection.


Qumulo’s snapshots capture the state of your file system or directory at a given point in time. With Qumulo’s snapshots feature, you can restore single files and whole directories with the click of a button. And you have access to snapshot capacity data and usage over time through Qumulo’s robust analytics platform.

Mixed protocol support

In order to support mixed workloads, Qumulo’s software supports standard protocols such as NFS, SMB, FTP, CLI, and includes a comprehensive REST API for deeper integration with third-party software and custom scripting. Qumulo’s software provides the permissions, controls and access restrictions your file applications need, to create the smoothest workflow possible for mixed-protocol environments.

Erasure coding

Erasure coding provides data protection at the block level and is faster, more configurable and more space-efficient than alternatives such as mirroring and RAID. Erasure coding enables you to leverage 100% of your usable storage, with no performance degradation.

Programmable API

Programmatically retrieve all information presented in Qumulo’s user interface with REST calls. Store them externally in a database or send them to another application such as Splunk or Tableau. You even have the capability to invoke file system operations with the REST API to automate administrative tasks, saving your valuable bandwidth for the work you’d rather focus on.


Set and implement quotas in real-time, not just when a directory is originally created. Qumulo provides you the ability to instantly limit the capacity of a user’s directory, and you can apply these quotas to any directory (even nested ones).

Single namespace

Accessible through NFS and SMB protocols, Qumulo’s single namespace functionality allows your team centralized access to files, whether you’re operating on-prem, multi-site, in the cloud, or any combination thereof.


Qumulo’s software based encryption at-rest is AES-256 based, is enabled by default and is always on. Qumulo’s software based encryption at-rest provides confidence that your company’s data is protected and compliance requirements are met at every step incurring no extra expense and requiring no administrative overhead.

Continuous replication

Qumulo’s continuous replication provides you with continuous one-way asynchronous replication across storage clusters, whether on-prem or in the public cloud. This feature leverages snapshot capabilities to ensure consistent data replicas. Qumulo takes it a step further, applying smart algorithms to make sure data replicates as often as practical without negatively impacting your overall cluster performance.


Qumulo’s auditing feature integrates with standard monitoring systems and tracks users by both their IP address and AD user. With auditing, you can track all data access, writes and modifications, and you can scale your system to millions of IOPS with minimal performance impact. And you can track all protocols including SMB, NFS, FTP, and API.

Learn more:

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Qumulo’s Performance Architecture
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Qumulo and the Problem of ‘Data Blindness’
technical guide for qumulo's file system
Technical Overview of Qumulo’s File Data Platform

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