FotoKem Chooses Qumulo Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS for Next Generation Post Production

Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that FotoKem has chosen Qumulo Core for their San Francisco facility, Spy Post, specializing in visual effects, and commercial and feature finishing. Qumulo also announced its presence at the Hollywood IT Summit, taking place on May 14<sup>th</sup> in Los Angeles. The company is exhibiting and demonstrating its Qumulo Core software. In addition, Brett Goodwin, VP of marketing at Qumulo, will present on storage infrastructure in media and entertainment.

FotoKem is an independently-owned, full-service post production facility that has become a go-to resource for the worldwide creative community. Since 1963, the company has serviced every corner of the entertainment market, providing unmatched expertise, high-end solutions and innovative technologies. Qumulo Core is perfectly designed for the rapidly growing storage performance, capacity, and data visibility needs faced by media and entertainment organizations worldwide.

“We are very excited about Qumulo’s products, team, and strategic direction,” said Mike Brodersen, chief strategy officer at FotoKem. “With total visibility of our data, real-time analytics and a robust API, we are excited about the possibility of highly sophisticated storage management.”

“We are thrilled to be working with FotoKem, a proven thought leader in full service post production for the entertainment industry for decades,” said Peter Godman, co-founder and CEO of Qumulo. “FotoKem is a welcome addition to our growing roster of media and entertainment companies that are making Qumulo their go-to for their future storage plans.”

Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics directly into storage, giving enterprises an unprecedented view of their data and storage resources at scale. Key benefits of Qumulo Core include:

  • Real-time analytics – Qumulo Core doesn’t just store data, but also curates and manages it.
  • Software-only solution – Qumulo Core runs on commodity hardware, on dedicated appliances, or in virtual machines.
  • Flash-first hybrid design – Maximizes both price/performance and price/capacity.
  • SaaS software delivery model – Pay-as-you-go for continual infrastructure software innovation.
  • No compromise storage – Optimized for the widest range of workloads and file sizes.
  • 100% programmable – Public and self-documenting REST API with interactive API explorer built into the web UI.

Session At-a-Glance

What: Accelerating Digital Media With Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS
Who: Brett Goodwin, VP of marketing, Qumulo
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:00 – 5:30pm PT
Where: Hollywood IT Summit, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles

Presentation Summary:
Media & Entertainment organizations are constantly looking for ways to increase the business value of their media assets by merging creative talent with technological breakthroughs. Storage infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability to store, manage and curate vast (and rapidly growing) libraries of media content. Data-aware scale-out NAS is flexible to adapt to your organization’s business growth and takes advantage of new revenue opportunities, while providing uncompromising protection and availability to ensure business continuity.

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About Qumulo

Qumulo enables enterprises to manage and store billions of digital assets with real-time visibility and control built directly into the file system. Going past the design limitations of legacy NAS, Qumulo Core is modern scale-out storage for the new era of multi-petabyte data footprints on premises and in the cloud. It is used by the leaders of data-intensive industries. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo has attracted a world-class team of innovators, investors and partners. For more information, visit


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May 14, 2015