Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced the Qumulo QC208 hybrid storage appliance, the second hardware product in Qumulo’s Q-series portfolio. Qumulo Core, the company’s flagship software solution that was introduced to the market last month, is now available on a second platform for capacity-optimized large-scale deployments. The company also announced its presence at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, taking place April 11-16 in Las Vegas. Qumulo will be exhibiting and demonstrating Qumulo Core software running on Q-series hybrid storage appliances at booth number #SL14509.
Qumulo QC208 is a 4U commodity hardware appliance that provides 208TB of raw HDD capacity and 2.6TB of raw SSD capacity per node. A minimum four-node cluster provides 832TB of raw storage capacity at a low cost per terabyte and can be scaled out simply by adding additional QC208 nodes.
“We designed Qumulo Core to run on commodity hardware so that our customers can leverage the ongoing decline in hardware costs vs. overpaying for older, proprietary and expensive storage hardware,” said Peter Godman, CEO and co-founder of Qumulo. “The next generation of storage is all about intelligence in the software, making the new 4U QC208 hybrid storage appliance the ideal complement to Qumulo Core for larger-scale, capacity-optimized storage environments.”
Qumulo Core is a software-only solution designed to run on commodity hardware. New low-cost hardware appliances from Qumulo like the QC208 let customers take advantage of faster processors, faster networking, and higher density/lower cost flash memory and hard disk drives. Customers benefit from the decreasing costs of commodity hardware and the improved price/performance in large-scale storage for unstructured data.
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.
“Since Qumulo Core is designed for a mixed workload environment it behooves one to have a variety of nodes, some delivering performance and some optimized for capacity. Adding QC208 now gives Qumulo customers the latter,” said Arun Taneja, founder, president and consulting analyst at Taneja Group. “The fact that the company could deliver this model so quickly after the launch of its first product speaks volumes for the use of commodity hardware in an increasingly software-defined world.”
Qumulo Core is currently in production in commercial high performance computing and large-scale unstructured data environments, with customers including Ant Farm, Blind Studios, Densho, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Sinclair Oil, Sportvision, TELUS Studios, University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, ZOIC Studios and many others.
The Qumulo QC208 hybrid storage appliance is available to order and will ship in Q2 2015.
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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 www.qumulo.com.
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