SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) -  Qumulo, pioneer of the world's first data-aware scale-out NAS, announced today that it has been selected as a 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendor. The exclusive annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. Qumulo was chosen for its commitment to developing new technologies to meet growing market demands.

Qumulo's flagship solution, Qumulo Core™, is the world's first data-aware scale-out network-attached storage (NAS). Designed by the inventors of scale-out NAS to help enterprises intelligently manage and curate enormous numbers of digital assets, Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics directly into a next-generation distributed file system, giving enterprises an unprecedented view of their data and storage resources at scale.

Qumulo Core is in production at leading customers in commercial high performance computing and large scale unstructured data environments, including Ant Farm, Blind Studios, Densho, FotoKem, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Sinclair Oil, Sportvision, TELUS Studios, UConn Health, University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, ZOIC Studios and many others.

"As a 100 percent channel-centric technology company, being named an emerging technology vendor by CRN is a true honor," said Mark Bennetts, vice president of worldwide sales/partners of Qumulo. "At Qumulo, our mission is to be the company the world trusts to store, manage and curate its data forever. This award underscores our fierce commitment to serving our customers and helping our channel partners build their businesses."

"Solution providers continue to keep their finger on the pulse of emerging technology in order to stay ahead of customer needs. The exciting technology vendors recognized in this year's Emerging Vendors List don't disappoint -- the innovative technologies they bring to the table provide channel partners with product options that will propel their success into the future," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We congratulate 2015's Emerging Vendors for their outstanding efforts and for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that will continue to evolve the IT channel." 

Since announcing the company's launch out of stealth in March, Qumulo has already been distinguished with multiple prestigious industry awards and accolades. In addition to being named a "Vendor to Watch" by leading industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, Qumulo was also selected as an OnCloud Company to Watch by AlwaysOn, was named a finalist for the Puget Sound Business Journal's Washington's Best Workplaces and was included in CRN's 10 Coolest Storage Startups of 2015.

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About Qumulo

Qumulo, headquartered in Seattle, pioneered data-aware scale-out NAS, which enables enterprises to manage and store enormous numbers of digital assets by building real-time analytics directly into the file system itself. Qumulo Core is a software-only solution designed to leverage the price/performance of commodity hardware coupled with the modern technologies of flash, virtualization and cloud. Qumulo was founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, and has attracted a team of storage innovators from Isilon, Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Qumulo has raised $67 million in two rounds of funding from leading investors. For more information, visit

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