Qumulo delivers 200% performance increase and new enterprise protocol capabilities

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 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 environments.

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, Inc. 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 infrastructure.

“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.

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