Qumulo Selects HGST 10TB Hard Drives to Accelerate Time-to-Market for New Scale-Out NAS Solutions
Qumulo, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, announced that it has selected HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand, as its key supplier for providing HDDs for its new QC-series hybrid storage appliances. This relationship underscores how the company’s flagship product, Qumulo Core, is designed to follow the commodity curve and add support for the latest cutting-edge storage technologies. In addition, Qumulo also announced the general availability of Qumulo Core 2.0 and three new QC-Series hybrid storage appliances – the QC40, QC104, and QC260.
“Qumulo Core software is hardware independent, which allows us to quickly incorporate the latest technologies as they become available,” said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing at Qumulo. “This is highlighted by our ability to be first to market with HGST’s new 10TB Ultrastar He10 drives.”
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The Ultrastar He10 HDD provides the best combination of density, efficiency and performance for large scale unstructured data and is a fundamental building block to addressing growing data needs. Storage systems utilizing the new 10TB drives will be key enablers of video, photo, business and other cloud-based applications, and will be a cornerstone for future public and private cloud deployments. Key benefits of including the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD in QC-Series hybrid storage appliances include:
- Innovation – Qumulo Core is hardware-independent and enables the adoption of cutting-edge technology as soon as it’s available in the marketplace. The 10TB HGST Ultrastar He10 drives are the highest capacity drives available on the market and are available in the new QC40 and QC260 hybrid storage appliances.
- Industry Best Price/Performance – Combining state of the art 10TB HDDs with flash gives Qumulo users the best price/performance for commercial high-performance computing and large scale unstructured data environments.
- Greater Efficiency – New HGST Ultrastar 10TB He10 drives help address the need for higher capacity, higher density, higher reliability, and lower power consuming storage racks in enterprise datacenters.
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“HGST has a reputation for HDD product quality and reliability. This is our third-generation HelioSeal drive and we are honored that Qumulo chose our solution,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of marketing, HGST. “Qumulo’s deep customer commitment and unique technology vision make them an ideal customer for our HGST drives in helping store and protect the world’s data. We are excited to be working with them to bring this data-aware storage solution to the masses.”