Qumulo's Latest Software Developments Enable Cloud Workflows
September 13, 2018

Qumulo's Latest Software Developments Enable Cloud Workflows

SEATTLE — Qumulo, Inc. (www.qumulo.com), a developer of file storage for the cloud technology, is helping to lower the economics of video editing with uncompressed 4K and 6K video playback solutions. New machine learning capabilities ensure that editors can effortlessly access uncompressed 4K with hybrid storage and 6K video using all flash NVMe storage. Qumulo storage solutions are delivering high performance for the most demanding workloads, enabling customers to take advantage of the public cloud with the same file system.
With such high-performance centralized uncompressed 4K and 6K video playback solutions, studios can eliminate costly SANs, client-side software, HBAs, and fibrechannel switches and cabling, allowing Qumulo to enable the transition to 100 percent Ethernet environments with all-flash storage.  
“Qumulo has been a long-time game changer for the media and entertainment industry with our state-of-the-art data management and storage - and our new performance capabilities further elevate our position on the leaderboard,” said Peter Godman, co-founder and CTO of Qumulo. “The pursuit of excellence drives us to create more data, more of the time, with more resolution. From machine learning to video editorial to seismic exploration to understanding the nature of our very genomes, everything we learn and create depends on ultra-fast access to ever-growing data stores. Our team’s relentless software innovation has allowed Qumulo to shatter all-flash performance records starting with media and entertainment - and there’s nowhere to go but up.”

Qumulo offers one of the only storage system designed to cost-effectively manage the volume and geographic dispersion of today’s technology, both on-premise and in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud. Qumulo offers the freedom to store, manage and access their file-based data in any operating environment, at petabyte and global scale. 

The company’s all-flash P-Series offers the highest all flash performance per TB in the industry. The P-Series sets a new standard: 6K video playback using machine learning and state-of-the-art NVMe drives. A single 92TB cluster offers 18GB per second throughput, featuring 200,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) from a four-node cluster. This means 90GB/sec/rack in a single unified namespace with instantaneous quotas and per-directory snapshots. As the minimum configuration, capacity and performance scale from here. 

Qumulo’s latest software offers the industry’s first scale-out NAS support of centralized uncompressed 4K video playback. Until now, all-flash storage was required to reach this high level of performance. But, in a new storage era, customers can enjoy superior performance with hybrid affordability. 

Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) has a number of powerful features. Machine learning-powered pre-fetch anticipates and queues up the files that users will most likely access next, whether it be a sequence of files by name or simply a traversal of all files in a directory structure. Qumulo’s software can recognize workload specific behavior, even on the same cluster, specific to an individual user. This enables dynamic workload scaling to maximize cache utilization and storage efficiency. File access pattern analysis proactively caches individual blocks of files most likely to be repeatedly accessed. And all platforms come with native replication directly to the public cloud.

The company will be exhibiting at NAB Show New York in mid-October.