SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2016) - Qumulo, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that it has selected HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand (NASDAQ: WDC), as its key supplier for providing HDDs for its new QC-series hybrid storage appliances. This relationship underscores how the company's flagship product, Qumulo Core, is designed to follow the commodity curve and add support for the latest cutting-edge storage technologies. In addition, Qumulo also announced today the general availability of Qumulo Core 2.0 and three new QC-Series hybrid storage appliances -- the QC40, QC104, and QC260.

"Qumulo Core software is hardware independent, which allows us to quickly incorporate the latest technologies as they become available," said Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing at Qumulo. "This is highlighted by our ability to be first to market with HGST's new 10TB Ultrastar He10 drives."

The Ultrastar He10 HDD provides the best combination of density, efficiency and performance for large scale unstructured data and is a fundamental building block to addressing growing data needs. Storage systems utilizing the new 10TB drives will be key enablers of video, photo, business and other cloud-based applications, and will be a cornerstone for future public and private cloud deployments. Key benefits of including the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD in QC-Series hybrid storage appliances include:

  • Innovation - Qumulo Core is hardware independent and enables the adoption of cutting-edge technology as soon as it's available in the marketplace. The 10TB HGST Ultrastar He10 drives are the highest capacity drives available on the market and are available in the new QC40 and QC260 hybrid storage appliances.
  • Industry Best Price/Performance - Combining state of the art 10TB HDDs with flash gives Qumulo users the best price/performance for commercial high performance computing and large scale unstructured data environments.
  • Greater Efficiency - New HGST Ultrastar 10TB He10 drives help address the need for higher capacity, higher density, higher reliability and lower power consuming storage racks in enterprise datacenters.

"HGST has a reputation for HDD product quality and reliability. This is our third-generation HelioSeal drive and we are honored that Qumulo chose our solution," said Brendan Collins, vice president of marketing, HGST. "Qumulo's deep customer commitment and unique technology vision make them an ideal customer for our HGST drives in helping store and protect the world's data. We are excited to be working with them to bring this data-aware storage solution to the masses."

Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics directly into storage, giving enterprises an unprecedented view of their data and storage resources at scale. With greater visibility into which data is most valuable, where it is stored, which users or applications are accessing what files, what should be archived, backed up or deleted, and why data grows, Qumulo's customers report significant gains in workflow performance and storage efficiency.

Availability and Pricing
The new HGST Ultrastar He10 HDDs are shipping in the newly announced QC-Series appliances -- the QC40 and QC260 -- with Qumulo Core 2.0 data-aware scale-out NAS software. Qumulo Core 2.0 is generally available now and the QC40, QC104 and QC260 appliances will be generally available later in Q2. Pricing for an entry 4-node QC24 cluster running Qumulo Core 2.0 starts at $50,000.

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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

One GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). One PB is equal to 1,000 TB (one quadrillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.

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