Qumulo, pioneer of the world's first data-aware scale-out NAS, today
announced that ACES Technology Services & Solutions has chosen
Qumulo for its revolutionary data-aware scale-out NAS capabilities,
making it the go-to solution for media and entertainment customers.
ACES is a Los Angeles-based media systems integration provider
specializing in data and asset management, media infrastructure and
workflows, and cloud optimization.
With clients including several of the larger media and broadcasting
studios, the company has established a major foothold in the media and
entertainment industry, while also expanding into Southern Californias
strong life sciences and bioinformatics market. Both industries have an
ongoing need for better management and workflow of huge volumes of data.
ACES went on the search for a storage partner that not only broke new
technical ground, but understood the value of customer care and showed a
strong desire to understand and meet each companys unique storage
needs. Patrick Kennedy, founder and president of ACES, found all that
and more in Qumulo, even going so far as to build a new SaaS offering
that leverages Qumulos open APIs for data analytics. Qumulo was
particularly focused on making data visible so that customers could
better understand how usage was impacting their individual workflow it
was then that Kennedy saw the potential for a strong hand.
Theres a recognized need to understand exactly what data is doing, and
our plans are to attack that problem with our customers, and with
Qumulo, Kennedy said.
Qumulo offers the worlds first data-aware scale-out NAS, delivering
real-time analytics that provide visibility into data usage and storage
across flexible, fast and highly scalable commodity hardware. These
real-time analytics help businesses obtain instant answers about their
data footprint by explaining usage patterns and workload impact on
performance and capacity.
Kennedy was immediately impressed with the emphasis on working with
customers to understand how their unique data usage and workflow impacts
storage. Qumulo not only invests considerable time and effort on
partner training and pre-sales development, but the Qumulo Care service
included in every sale offers regular, scheduled check-in calls,
biweekly software updates and more.
I like partners to show the same level of customer interest and desire
for execution that I have, and Qumulos team offers that in spades,
The other aspect about Qumulos approach that appealed to ACES is the
data accessibility it extends to customers and partners. Data analytics
are available through an open REST-based API, allowing easy report
customization and integration into other systems, and Qumulo has created
a GitHub community to find and post third-party enhancements that take
advantage of these APIs.
Taking advantage of those APIs is just what ACES has set out to do,
creating its own SaaS solution for integrating and automating workflows
in media environments, called Acembly. Acemblys hybrid architecture
allows data management, search and discovery, storage tiering and file
transfer when and where its needed, on-premise or cloud based.
Its fantastic to have new conversations with customers, not talking
about how theyve been doing things for the past 10 years, but talking
about how they can start doing things differently with Qumulo, Kennedy
Kennedy anticipates that these conversations are just the tip of the
iceberg, and interest in data-aware, scalable NAS will soon skyrocket.
Kennedy sees this as truly disrupting the storage market over the next
few years, and its a change he embraces, both for ACES and its
To read the full ACES case study, please visit: http://bit.ly/1NbZ6bX