Gold winner in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2015 Products of the Year Storage Systems: Disk and Hybrid Systems category
Startup Qumulo Inc. combines data-aware scale-out NAS with built-in analytics for traditional file systems and object storage. Designed for petabyte-scale deployments, Qumulo Core storage is designed to intelligently manage billons of data objects. Engineered by inventors of the Isilon scale-out NAS (now owned by EMC), Qumulo Core is a software-only installation that runs atop a Linux-based hybrid flash storage system on pre-validated commodity hardware, dedicated servers or virtual machines.
The Qumulo Scalable File System curates, manages and stores data. The Core database system files are served from flash storage. Core's analytics are embedded within data and storage, enabling users to identify data that is most valuable, see where it is stored and how it is being accessed, as well orchestrate for archiving, backing up or deleting files.
"Scale-out NAS meets data management, analytics and storage resource management. Very innovative," is how one judge described Qumulo Core.
Another judge praised Qumulo Core for its "great value and innovative data utilization aware that scales to (support) billions" of objects.
A Qumulo Core cluster scales from four nodes to more than 1,000 nodes, creating a single file system and single global namespace. Each node runs Qumulo Core and participates in the cluster as a fully symmetric peer, managing read and write requests and coordinating transactions with other nodes. Nodes get added non-disruptively for linear scaling of storage capacity and storage performance.
Each Qumulo node is a modular building block that comprises processing power, memory, networking, flash and spinning disk with two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Core supports NFS and SMB file storage and features a programmable REST-based object management API.
Qumulo's software-as-a-service delivery model is sold as an annual subscription. Entry pricing for a four-node 100 TB raw capacity Qumulo QC24 hybrid storage cluster begins at $50,000.
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