Qumulo Introduces New Hybrid Storage Platform, Advanced File System Features, and Accelerates Momentum in Media and Entertainment Storage Market

Delivers 200 Percent Performance Increase, Expands Support for Legacy
Scale-out NAS While Enabling Powerful Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

Announcement Highlights:

  • Introduction of C-72T delivers 200 percent increase in read
    performance over previous entry-level nodes, and a 300 percent
    increase in storage density over previous high-performance hybrid node
    – all in a sleek 1U form factor
  • Doubled throughput performance and a 50 percent reduction in
    latency since NAB 2018
  • New enhancements to enterprise cross-protocol and security
  • S3-certified solution with MinIO, enabling customers to run both
    file and object workloads off of the same storage infrastructure

SEATTLE & LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at the 2019 NAB Show, Qumulo,
the leader in hybrid cloud file storage, announced strong growth in the
media and entertainment (M&E) market, as well as significant performance
increases and new advanced enterprise protocol capabilities.

Qumulo at the 2019 NAB Show

Qumulo’s hybrid cloud file storage will be featured in booth #SL12111 at
NAB, taking place April 6-11 in Las Vegas. The company will be providing
live demonstrations of its software’s capabilities in a 4K editing
environment, as well as its recently-announced
Qumulo CloudStudio and CloudContinuity products, which enable media and
entertainment organizations of any size to scale production into the
public cloud.

Qumulo will also be showcasing its software’s performance capabilities
for streaming, as well as real-time data analytics, and the ability to
enable burst rendering to the cloud.

Qumulo file storage is being rapidly adopted in M&E use cases including
broadcast, visual effects, post-production and archive. A sample of the
notable customers in the M&E industry using Qumulo include: 9 Story
Media Group, Ant Farm, Atomic Fiction, Awesometown, Blind Studios,
Crafty Apes, The DAVE School, Deluxe VR, DreamWorks Animation, Eight
Solutions, Falcon’s Creative, FotoKem, FuseFX, Intelligent Creatures,
Mr. X, MSG Networks, Pipeline Studios, Pure Imagination, REDLAB,
RodeoFX, Sportvision, and ZOIC Studios.

Introducing the C-72T hardware platform, changing the economics of
high-performance file storage at-scale

Qumulo introduced a new addition to its storage hardware platform
options. The new C-72T, which delivers a 200 percent increase in read
performance over previous entry-level nodes, and a 300 percent increase
in storage density over previous high-performance hybrid SSD/HDD
platform options.

The C-72T enables customers to start at less than 200TB of capacity and
scales to beyond 3PB affordably in 1U, linearly scalable increments.
Many other solutions often require organizations to select a very large
hardware configuration in order to be economical, or choose a small
solution that doesn’t scale.

“For too long, file customers have been forced to choose between
capacity versus entry point, performance versus price, or scale versus
incremental cost. Qumulo believes customers shouldn’t have to make those
choices,” said Molly Presley, director of product marketing, Qumulo.

Qumulo’s file system achieves significant performance increases

Qumulo’s file system is designed for high-performance, primary file
storage and active archive environments. The company is constantly
improving and enhancing its software to deliver more performance and
capacity per dollar for its customers. As part of Qumulo’s
software-defined model, any Qumulo customer can take advantage of these
ongoing improvements, whether they purchased a system a month, a year,
or several years ago.

Qumulo’s relentless software innovation has achieved several significant
improvements to its performance over the past 12 months, including:

  • More than 2x reduction in latency over both SMB and NFS;
  • A 2x increase in throughput performance;
  • Delivering the performance of SSD for the price of disk. In all Qumulo
    platforms, all writes go to SSD and through the advanced cache, 62
    percent of reads are predicted and pre-fetched to SSD.

Introducing Advancements in Qumulo Cross-Protocol Capabilities

Enterprises have extremely high standards on their requirements for NAS
protocol implementation. Qumulo relentlessly continues to advance its
ability to integrate with name services, automate permission handling,
and offer the robust protocol support needed for the most complex

Today, Qumulo is announcing automated Cross-Protocol Permissions (XPP)
capabilities which allow teams to work seamlessly across computing
platforms and networking protocols. System administrators can now allow
users on Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms to safely collaborate
without requiring the system admin to create elaborate permissions
safeguards and inheritance schemes.

XPP lets users access and collaborate on the same sets of files over
Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File System (NFS) protocols
without concern over permissions compatibility.

Previously, system admins would be required to segment users by protocol
or set up elaborate permissions inheritance schemes to prevent users
from inadvertently breaking file permissions and locking others out.
With XPP, admins can spend less time managing, troubleshooting, and
repairing permissions issues, and can confidently allow cross-protocol
workgroups to collaborate across the Qumulo file system.

Introducing S3 Interface to Qumulo Storage with MinIO Partnership

In response to customer demand for S3 protocol support, Qumulo has
announced a certified solution with MinIO,
for its Minio
open source object storage server. This new solution will enable
customers to run both file and object workloads from the same storage

“We believe MinIO is a compelling solution for our customers looking to
leverage a single piece of storage infrastructure to power all of their
own workloads, and for those looking to take advantage of both a modern
protocol as well as the economics and performance file storage can
provide,” said Presley.

For information about S3 compatibility, and expected performance, see
this tutorial
on how to deploy a MinIO gateway with Qumulo’s hybrid cloud file storage.


Available immediately:

  • C-72T through Qumulo-certified channel partners
  • S3 interface support in partnership with MinIO
  • Qumulo file system with all referenced performance advancements
  • Qumulo XPP is included in version 2.11.4 of Qumulo’s software


To schedule a meeting with Qumulo at NAB, send an email to info@qumulo.com
or book online here.

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About Qumulo, Inc.

Qumulo is the leader in hybrid cloud file storage, providing real-time
visibility, scale and control of your data across on-prem and cloud.
Qumulo’s real-time analytics enable customers to understand their
storage at a granular level, detect bottlenecks and accelerate
performance. Built to scale across data center and cloud, Qumulo enables
programmatic configuration and management of usage, capacity and
performance. Qumulo’s innovative approach continuously delights
customers with new capabilities, 100 percent usable capacity and direct
access to experts. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.

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