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Qumulo Redefines What's Possible for Archive File Storage
Qumulo, Inc., the pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era, is redefining archive file storage with the release of the Qumulo Nearline Archive Series. The Nearline Archive Series combines Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), the only file storage system designed for cloud-driven businesses, delivered on cloud data center standard hardware. This is the industry's first scale-out storage solution to deliver nearline performance at archive prices, and the only one that can deliver better and faster performance through continual software innovation. 

"The storage industry has been thinking about file archive storage all wrong. By focusing scarce development resources on low-volume, proprietary hardware, storage vendors are holding customers back from the tremendous innovation in the overall market for advanced server components," said Peter Godman, co-founder and CTO of Qumulo. "Customers end up paying more and getting less, locked into designs that are obsolete the day they ship. Unlocking the power of advanced hardware components to create the world's fastest and most scalable file system, Qumulo is destroying the myth that custom hardware is required to achieve best-in-class storage performance, scale and economics."

In today's cloud-driven era, data not only retains its value over time, it becomes more valuable. Data is at the heart of every business and customers need archived information to be as accessible as the rest of their data. Today's archive solutions need to mimic the behavior of cloud services, with performance and economics at their core. Qumulo's Nearline Archive Series is the first scale-out storage solution to use high density 12TB drives and system-on-a-chip to provide unprecedented performance and economics. It is 20-40 percent more efficient in storing data than legacy solutions for large and small files. It's designed for small footprint, linear scalability, with inherently low power consumption. With every release of Qumulo's software, new features and capabilities are added, so the solution gets better and faster every day. Features and benefits of the Qumulo Nearline Archive Series include:

  • Modern approach to scale. The Qumulo Nearline Archive Series runs QF2, the only file system designed for the scale and performance of the cloud era. QF2 is architected to be simple to install, simple to scale and simple to manage, no matter how many files it supports.
  • Instant insight and analytics. QumuloDB's instant analytics is used by customers to create agile, responsive storage environments, providing real-time visibility into the performance of storage, capacity and usage, all the way to the individual user's activity.
  • Instant access to the data you need: QF2's modern approach to visibility eliminates time-consuming tree walks. QF2 gives information about the file system in real time, no matter how many files are stored. Administrators can tell immediately which of the archived data is still being accessed and what is dormant.
  • Best of breed standard hardware. Advanced, distributed software running on standard hardware is the unchallenged basis of modern low-cost, scalable computing. The future is file storage on standard hardware whether on premises or in the cloud. Qumulo's reliance on industry-standard hardware architectures is a key benefit for customers looking to maximize their investment in a world of rapid hardware innovation.
  • Densest drives on the market. QF2's Scalable Block Store technology means the Qumulo Nearline Archive is easily able to use the highest density drives available. Today it employs 12TB drives for best density and value.
  • Industry's only cloud-integrated nearline archive storage. QF2, which can run on premises and in the cloud, uses continuous replication to create a data fabric that interconnects every QF2 cluster, whether it's all-flash, high-performance hybrid SSD/HDD, nearline archive or running on EC2 instances in AWS.
Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:29 AM by David Marshall
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