Advancements in Qumulo Scale-Out Storage

With machine intelligent quotas, and QC360 hybrid storage appliance delivers 3PB of usable storage and 10GB/s per rack of throughput at $0.01/GB/month
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.02.15

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Qumulo, Inc. announced the next release of Qumulo Core, delivering machine intelligent storage quotas.

Machine intelligent quotas provide storage administrators with the flexibility to allocate storage resources without the compromises associated with legacy scale-out storage systems. This release of Qumulo Core also brings to market the QC360, a high density storage platform that provides density, performance and cost.


Qumulo Core is a generation of scale-out storage engineered to store and manage unstructured and file-based data at web-scale.

According to Gartner, Inc., "by 2021, more than 80% of enterprise data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 30% today." [1]

"Unstructured, file-based data is the crown jewel of the modern day enterprise and petabyte scale storage is the new normal," said Bill Richter, CEO, Qumulo. "Legacy scale-out NAS systems were not built to store and manage data at this scale. Qumulo Core, with machine intelligence built into the file system, ushers in a new platform to store, access and manage file-based data at web-scale in on-premises data centers and the public cloud."

"We chose Qumulo for the company's strong reputation, the flexibility and performance of the storage system, and their superb customer service," said Clark Gaylord, CIO, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). "Qumulo's ability to integrate NFS and SMB will be essential to our research workflow, supporting computational scratch and high performance data ingestion and analysis pipelines, while effectively and securely delivering research data to researchers. Qumulo's support of IPv6 gives us critical strategic technology for integrating our secure data enclave and scalable computational systems. The technology's unique data-aware approach gives us real-time data visibility, providing key insight to our computational pipeline. We are excited to expand our existing Qumulo footprint with the new QC360 platform, which gives a strong price-performance combination."

Features and benefits of Qumulo Core 2.6 and QC360
high-density scale-out storage platform include

  • Machine intelligent quotas - Flexibility to allocate storage resources without compromise

      • Company's machine intelligent quotas give storage administrators a modern approach to data capacity management by providing improved flexibility and real-time enforcement of quota policies.

      • Qumulo quotas are built directly into the file system and leverage the machine intelligence of Qumulo Core to manage rogue applications and users, and enable better informed provisioning decisions.

  • Key features of company's machine intelligent quotas:

      • Native quotas - Native quotas are storage quotas that were built into the file system. They are always up-to-date and in-sync with the file system. The benefits of this approach include a reduction in storage administration time and freedom to move preexisting data and directories between quota domains as needed without being shackled to a quota taxonomy associated with legacy scale-out NAS systems.

      • Intelligent quotas - Intelligent quotas means every quota is a policy that executes a set of real-time queries. Unlike traditional systems that require tree-walking of the entire directory structure, which can take days to complete, intelligent quotas can be immediately enforced. The benefits of this approach include real-time diagnosis and enforcement of rogue applications and users, along with real-time visibility showing how the storage is allocated at any point-in-time.

  • QC360 - High density scale-out storage for Web-scale IT

      • Traditionally, when companies were making storage purchase decisions, they were forced to make choices between performance, capacity and cost. The QC360 changes this by providing a scale-out storage system designed for web-scale IT environments. With the QC360, customers can achieve maximum capacity and cooling efficiency of their data centers, while also achieving tier-one storage performance. The QC360 delivers 3PB of usable storage and 10GB/s per rack of throughput at less than $0.01 per gigabyte per month - providing the density, performance and cost.

  • Qumulo Core software - Gives freedom of choice through software-defined

      • Qumulo Core Software provides hardware independence, providing customers with the freedom to deploy scale-out storage across a wide range of platforms and other third party hardware for both on-premises and public cloud deployments.

      • The company offers an machine intelligent scale-out storage software, delivering real-time analytics that provide visibility into data usage and storage across flexible, fast and highly scalable commodity hardware.

Qumulo Core 2.6 and the QC360 hybrid storage appliances are available. Machine intelligent quotas and all future upgrades are included in the Qumulo Core software subscription.


[1] Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage