Qumulo Introduces the World’s First Universal-Scale File Storage System
Qumulo announced Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system, creating a single file domain that spans the data center and the cloud. For the first time, enterprise customers have the freedom to store, manage, and access their file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale. Hundreds of customers, including FuseFX, Hyundai Mobis, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and Sinclair Oil Corporation, have adopted QF2 for mission-critical file-based workloads. Qumulo also launched QF2 on Amazon Web Services (AWS), available immediately.
“Data is the digital currency of the global economy, yet much of it is effectively stuffed under the mattress in legacy storage systems,” said Bill Richter, CEO of Qumulo. “For several years, Qumulo has been serving the needs of the world’s largest companies to deploy mission-critical workflows with breakthrough innovation – focused on data instead of hardware – and a rich partner ecosystem. Customers have been clamoring for a solution that allows them to unlock the value of their data anywhere by flexibly scaling file storage across geographies, the cloud and in the data center. With QF2, they finally have it.”
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A global operating model for businesses has created new requirements for scale. These include the number of files stored, the ability to manage enormous data footprints in real-time, the global distribution of data, and the need to take advantage of the cloud. These modern requirements require an entirely new class of storage solution.
Introducing Qumulo File Fabric – The Next Frontier of Storage Systems
QF2 is the world’s first universal-scale file storage system. QF2 runs on industry-standard hardware and was designed from the ground up to meet all of today’s requirements for scale. A modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and on the cloud, QF2 provides billion-file capacity and is one third the cost of legacy storage appliances. It is also the highest performing file storage system on-premises and on the cloud. Its built-in, real-time diagnostics let administrators easily manage data no matter how large the footprint or where it’s located globally.
With the launch of QF2, Qumulo introduces new replication features. QF2’s cross-cluster replication enables data to move where it’s needed, when it’s needed, on-premises and on the cloud. Other key features of QF2 include real-time quotas, advanced directory-level snapshots, and real-time visibility into large data sets, which allow enterprises to easily manage file-based storage at massive scale.
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QF2 delivers the following key advantages:
- Billion-file scale. With QF2, enterprises can use any mix of large and small files and store as many files as needed. There is no practical limit with Qumulo’s advanced file-system technology. Many Qumulo customers have data footprints in excess of a billion files.
- Highest performance. QF2 is the highest performance file storage system on-premises and on the cloud. QF2 is optimized for standard hardware with SSDs and HDDs, which cost less than proprietary hardware. Its built-in block-based tiering of hot and cold data delivers flash performance at hard-disk prices.
- Lowest cost. QF2 is one third the cost of legacy storage appliances on a capacity basis, as measured by cost per usable terabyte. QF2’s cost advantage comes from efficient use of storage capacity by means of block-based data protection and the ability to run on industry-standard hardware from Qumulo or partners like HPE.
- Real-time control at scale. QF2 is the only system that provides real-time visibility and control for the data footprint at scale. QF2 replaces slow and cumbersome manual administration with the ability to see real-time usage, activity and throughput at any level of the unified directory structure, no matter how many files are in the file system. Administrators can pinpoint problems and instantly control how storage is used.
- Freedom to store and access your data anywhere. Enterprises can transform storage into a service that allows global collaboration. Data sets can be placed anywhere, in data centers and on the cloud. QF2 can be implemented across multiple operating environments that are connected using replication relationships, allowing companies to place data where it’s needed, when it’s needed, regardless of location.
- Cloud-based monitoring and trends. QF2 lets customers proactively detect and prevent problems on premises and on the cloud before they happen with cloud-based monitoring that enables fleet management. Access to historical trends helps lower costs and optimize workflows for best use of the storage investment.
- Modern support. Qumulo is the highest rated in its class on Gartner Peer Insights and enjoys one of the highest net promoter scores (NPS) in the storage industry, due in part to the quality of personalized support that customers receive directly from storage experts at Qumulo.
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