Software Use Guidelines

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Qumulo provides a simple, scalable file solution 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 classes 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 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.

Qumulo Subscription License:
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.

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


License Type & Platform Compatibility Matrix:

  License Types
Hardware Platform Qumulo Active Qumulo General Purpose
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 K-144T   X
Arrow K-168T   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  


HPE License Type & Platform Compatibility Matrix:

HPE Platforms will remain on the L1/L2/L3 license type program until Fall 2022.

  License Types
Hardware Platform Qumulo-L1 Qumulo-L2 Qumulo-L3
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 34TB X    
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 145TB X    
HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus 291TB X    
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 9 90TB   X  
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 9 180TB   X  
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 36TB   X  
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 90TB   X  
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 192TB   X  
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 288T     X
HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 336T     X



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 C-series node. 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 96 TB of Qumulo General Purpose License for Qumulo 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 Qumulo 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.  


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