Delivers Highest Performance All-Flash File Storage System on Modern, Industry-Standard Hardware With Up to 1.6TB/s of Throughput
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2017) - Qumulo, the leader in universal-scale file storage, today announced that it has extended Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) into on-premises all-flash instances, providing the highest performance all-flash file storage system on modern industry-standard hardware. Delivering 4GB/s per node, 16GB/s for a minimum four-node cluster, and up to 1.6TB/s of throughput on a 400-node QF2 system, QF2 all-flash storage clusters are designed to serve the highest performance file-based workloads, including large-scale datasets for machine learning applications, genomic sequencing and analysis, high-resolution video editing and scientific computing. QF2 all-flash instances also deliver price performance that exceeds today's leading all-flash storage systems.
QF2's all-flash instances combine the latest advancements in QF2 software with next-generation components. QF2 uses the state-of-the-art NVMe, which has 5x the read performance and 2-3x the write performance of the legacy SATA interface, at comparable component cost. QF2 for all-flash also uses Intel Xeon Gold (Skylake-SP) CPUs and uses dual 100GbE or 40GbE QSFP+ NICs. Only QF2 provides all-flash file storage using state-of-the-art commercial, off-the-shelf components, instead of expensive, proprietary hardware.
Modern enterprises in data intensive industries are achieving breakthroughs that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. The breakthroughs of these next-generation applications and workloads are only possible with the massive computational scale of advanced, highly-distributed software running on modern, standard hardware, both in the data center and in the public cloud. While file-based data serves as the engine of innovation for leading, data-intensive businesses, legacy storage solutions have not kept pace with rapid increases in computational loads and have become a bottleneck. QF2, now including all-flash instances, breaks through the performance frontier, serving as the only file-storage system that can meet these high performance workloads both in the data center and in the public cloud.
"With the introduction of QF2 for all-flash, we are demonstrating that real freedom in storage is possible -- the freedom to use standard hardware and get best-in-class performance, the freedom to have workloads represented both in the data center and in the public cloud, transparently using the same core technology," said Peter Godman, co-founder and CTO of Qumulo. "Using QF2, our customers will sequence more genomes, create more special effects and train more learning models across all-flash and the public cloud."
QF2 is the world's first universal-scale file storage system. It runs on industry standard hardware and was designed from the ground up to meet all of today's requirements for scale. QF2 clusters run in the data center and on AWS, working together to form a globally distributed but highly connected storage fabric that is tied together with continuous replication. QF2 clusters on all-flash are an integral part of this fabric, which gives them the ability to connect to the public cloud. Key features and benefits of QF2 on all-flash include:
"Today's modern, compute-intensive workloads require very high-performance file storage. Workloads such as genomic sequencing and analysis or ingestion of large-scale datasets for machine learning applications need to achieve high peak performance with low variability. Flash has emerged as an important storage medium to support these workloads and demand for it is increasing," said Jeff Kato, senior storage analyst at Taneja Group. "Qumulo's rapid pace of innovation is delivering on their promise of modern, scalable, and high-performance file storage available on standard hardware or in the public cloud and addresses what customers have been asking for for a long time."
Just last month, Qumulo was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the visionaries quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage1. To download a complimentary copy of the report, please visit https://qumulo.com/gartner-magic-quadrant/.
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Qumulo is the leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.
1 Gartner, 'Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage,' by Julia Palmer, Arun Chandrasekaran, Raj Bala, October 17, 2017.
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