Software Use Guidelines

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Qumulo provides a simple, highly scalable, file data platform that runs in the data center and the public cloud.

Qumulo is available as a subscription license or on a consumption basis. A subscription license allows you to use Qumulo on hardware of your choosing in your own data center. Qumulo is available in two license classes (Active and General Purpose) with unique characteristics and features designed to meet specific needs.

To determine the appropriate subscription license for your workloads, choose the Qumulo software class, capacity, and time period you need. Your Qumulo Subscription includes our world-class support and every feature released during the subscription term. Because additional features and future releases are included in your Subscription, the value provided by Qumulo’s file data platform increases with every release.

During your Subscription, you are entitled to receive all Qumulo product updates on the cadence that best meets the needs of your environment, whether quarterly or biweekly. You can easily switch between the two update plans at any time during your Subscription.

Interested in a denser hardware platform, moving to a new server manufacturer, or cloud platform? Your Qumulo Subscription is transferable on an equivalent capacity basis to any new infrastructure supported by the Qumulo Software Class you’ve licensed, at any time during your Subscription term and without any additional charge.

Has your business model changed such that you need more performance from your storage or want to move your storage to a public cloud? Your Qumulo Subscription can be transferred across license classes on a dollar-equivalent basis for any unused term. The highly portable nature of your Subscription provides you with the ability to move to All-NVMe or the cloud as your workflow requirements change.

Software Subscription License(s)

Each Qumulo Software Class can be licensed to run on certain hardware platforms. The Qumulo Subscription is a license for a specific capacity for a fixed period of time. See the Qumulo Software Class and Platform Compatibility Matrix to determine the current compatible hardware platforms.

License Classes Prior License Class Example Use Cases
Active L1,  L2 Analytics, AI/ML, high performance computing, genomics, rendering, editorial
General Purpose L3 Video surveillance, digital libraries, medical imaging, disaster recovery, backup

 

Platform Compatibility Matrix

Use this matrix to determine platform and node compatibility according to software license and cluster type. Each Qumulo Cluster can be made up of nodes from a single software license class and cluster type, according to the matrix below. For example, an All-NVMe node can only be added to an All-NVMe cluster with an Active license class.

Software Licenses Qumulo Active Qumulo General Purpose
Cluster Types All-NVMe Hybrid Archive
Qumulo P-23T X  
Qumulo P-92T X  
Qumulo P-184T X  
Qumulo P-368T X  
Qumulo QC24 X  
Qumulo QC40 X  
Qumulo C-72T X  
Qumulo C-168T X  
Qumulo C-192T X  
Qumulo C-432T X  
Qumulo QC104 X  
Qumulo QC208 X  
Qumulo QC260 X  
Qumulo QC360  X
Qumulo K-144T   X
Qumulo K-168T   X
Arrow K-432T   X
Arrow P-23T X  
Arrow P-92T X  
Arrow P-184T X  
Arrow P-368T X  
Arrow C-72T X  
Arrow C-168T X  
Arrow C-192T X
Arrow C-432T X
Arrow K-144T   X
Arrow K-168T   X
Arrow K-432T X
Arrow QVRG2-96T X
Arrow QVRG2-240T X
Arrow QVRG2-240T X
Supermicro A+ WIO 1114S-WN10RT All-NVMe 30TB  X  
Supermicro A+ WIO 1114S-WN10RT All-NVMe 76TB  X  
Supermicro A+ WIO 1114S-WN10RT All-NVMe 153TB  X  
Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S 96T X  
Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S 216T X  
Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S 240T X
Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S 216T X
Supermicro A+ ASG-1014S 240T X
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 34T X
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 145T X
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 291T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 9 90T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 9 180T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 36T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 36T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 90T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 90T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 192T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 240T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 480T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 288T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 336T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 240T X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus 480T X

 

Software License Transferability

Within License Type:
You can transfer your licensed capacity amongst any hardware platform within the same License Type (See Matrix above). For example, if you licensed 288 TB of Qumulo Active License for C-series nodes (4 x C-72T), you can transfer that subscription to any other nodes that accommodate the Active license class (see above table). Transfer within License Type Cloud will be on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Cross License Type:
You can transfer, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the capacity and remaining subscription term of one License Type to another License Type (See Matrix above). For example, if you licensed 576 TB of Qumulo General Purpose License for Arrow K-series nodes (4 x K-144T) for 36 months, you can apply the current remaining value of that subscription towards a subscription for Qumulo Active License for Arrow P-series nodes.

Cloud Transfers:
If you have a subscription for a BYOL image deployed on AWS or GCP, you can transition to Qumulo on Azure as a Service, or any other BYOL cloud license type, and apply dollar-for-dollar, on a pro-rata basis, the unused portion of your prepaid BYOL subscription license fee to a subscription for Qumulo on Azure as a Service.

Software Subscription Expiration

Subscriptions are a term license and are valid for the length of time licensed. The license expires immediately after the Subscription expires.