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Scale-out NAS design now rivals object storage

Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.

  • Premiered: 02/12/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA scale-out NAS TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA scalability TBA web-scale TBA web-scale storage TBA object storage TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA data-aware TBA Metadata TBA IOPS TBA Performance TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA software-defined TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA hyperscale
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Qumulo Core updated, 10 TB helium drives supported

Qumulo's data-aware Core 2.0 supports 10 TB helium hard drives, erasure coding for faster drive rebuilds and analytics to solve capacity bottleneck mysteries.

  • Premiered: 04/12/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA data-aware TBA data awareness TBA NAS TBA erasure coding TBA analytics TBA Capacity TBA Hybrid TBA real-time analytics TBA data analytics TBA Performance TBA Block Storage TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA hybrid storage TBA DataGravity TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA scale-out storage TBA Microsoft NetApp TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA API TBA NFS TBA Arun Taneja TBA object storage TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things
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Conquer unstructured data: Scale-out NAS vs. object storage

Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/04/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA NAS TBA cloud object storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA Metadata TBA Portable Operating System Interface TBA POSIX TBA fsync TBA real-time data TBA EMC TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon TBA IBM TBA IBM Spectrum TBA IBM Spectrum Scale TBA Qumulo TBA Scality TBA global scalability TBA Amazon TBA reliability TBA erasure coding TBA Dropbox
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Qumulo Tackles the Machine Data Challenge: Six Customers Explain How

We are moving into a new era of data storage. The traditional storage infrastructure that we know (and do not necessarily love) was designed to process and store input from human beings. People input emails, word processing documents and spreadsheets. They created databases and recorded business transactions. Data was stored on tape, workstation hard drives, and over the LAN.

In the second stage of data storage development, humans still produced most content but there was more and more of it, and file sizes got larger and larger. Video and audio, digital imaging, websites streaming entertainment content to millions of users; and no end to data growth. Storage capacity grew to encompass large data volumes and flash became more common in hybrid and all-flash storage systems.

Today, the storage environment has undergone another major change. The major content producers are no longer people, but machines. Storing and processing machine data offers tremendous opportunities: Seismic and weather sensors that may lead to meaningful disaster warnings. Social network diagnostics that display hard evidence of terrorist activity. Connected cars that could slash automotive fatalities. Research breakthroughs around the human brain thanks to advances in microscopy.

However, building storage systems that can store raw machine data and process it is not for the faint of heart. The best solution today is massively scale-out, general purpose NAS. This type of storage system has a single namespace capable of storing billions of differently sized files, linearly scales performance and capacity, and offers data-awareness and real-time analytics using extended metadata.

There are a very few vendors in the world today who offer this solution. One of them is Qumulo. Qumulo’s mission is to provide high volume storage to business and scientific environments that produce massive volumes of machine data.

To gauge how well Qumulo works in the real world of big data, we spoke with six customers from life sciences, media and entertainment, telco/cable/satellite, higher education and the automotive industries. Each customer deals with massive machine-generated data and uses Qumulo to store, manage, and curate mission-critical data volumes 24x7. Customers cited five major benefits to Qumulo: massive scalability, high performance, data-awareness and analytics, extreme reliability, and top-flight customer support.

Read on to see how Qumulo supports large-scale data storage and processing in these mission-critical, intensive machine data environments.

Publish date: 10/26/16
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Qumulo Introduces Qumulo Core Data-Aware Scale-Out File and Object Storage Software On 3rd Party

Qumulo, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that it is introducing the availability of Qumulo Core scale-out file and object storage software on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Apollo servers.

  • Premiered: 11/15/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWired
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA scale-out TBA scale-out storage TBA scale-out NAS TBA data-aware TBA HPE TBA Arun Taneja
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Qumulo Exhibits Rapid Innovation and Proven Track Record as the Trusted Partner for Large Scale

Qumulo, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, showcased continued company momentum, with impressive year over year growth, customer traction and continuous product innovation.

  • Premiered: 11/15/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWired
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA scale-out storage TBA data-aware TBA NAS TBA HPE TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA Jeff Kato
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Is Object Storage Right For Your Organization?

Is object storage right for your organization? Many companies are asking this question as they seek out storage solutions that support vast unstructured data growth throughout their organizations. Object storage is ideal for large-scale unstructured data storage because it easily scales to several petabytes and beyond by simply adding storage nodes. Object storage also provides high fault tolerance, simplified storage management and hardware independence – core capabilities that are essential to cost-effectively manage large-scale storage environments. Add to this built-in support for geographically distributed environments and it’s easy to see why object storage solutions are the preferred storage approach for multiple use cases such as cloud-native applications, highly scalable file backup, secure enterprise collaboration, active archival, content repositories and increasingly cognitive computing workloads such as Big Data analytics.

To help you decide if object storage is right for your company and to help you understand how to apply various storage technologies, we have created a table below that positions object storage relative to block storage and file storage.

As the table shows, there are several factors that differentiate block, file and object storage. An easy way to think about the differences is the following; block storage is necessary for critical applications where storage performance is the key consideration, file storage is well-suited for highly scalable shared file systems and object storage is ideal when cloud-scale capacity and convenience as well as reliability and geographically distributed access are the major storage requirements. 

Publish date: 12/30/16
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Scale-out software-defined storage market menaces traditional storage

Scale-out software-defined storage is on the rise to the detriment and decline of traditional storage products and arrays.

  • Premiered: 04/05/17
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scale-out SDS TBA Dell EMC TBA VNX TBA HPE TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA RDMA TBA latency TBA CAPEX TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined virtualization TBA OmniStack TBA data virtualization TBA Nutanix TBA Microsoft Azure TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN
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Use the cloud to enhance the functions of primary storage

Learn some of the best ways to leverage public cloud as a storage tier to complement primary storage and make data centers more efficient.

  • Premiered: 05/04/17
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Primary Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Simple Storage Service TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA Amazon EBS TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA Availability TBA Cloud Storage TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Archive TBA cloud tiering TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA High Performance TBA SAN TBA SAS TBA latency TBA SATA TBA SATA drives TBA Migration TBA automated storage tiering TBA NVDIMM TBA SSD
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A Whole New World: Machine-Generated Data and Massive Scale-Out NAS

Computer users aren’t top data producers anymore. Machines are. Raw data from sensors, labs, forensics, and exploration are surging into data centers and overwhelming traditional storage. There is a solution: high performance, massively scale-out NAS with data-aware intelligence. Join us as Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management at Qumulo and Taneja Group Senior Analyst Jeff Kato explain Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS and its seismic shift in storing and processing machine data. We will review how customers are using Qumulo Core, and Nick Rathke of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute will join us to share how SCI uses Qumulo to cut raw image processing from months to days.

Presenters:
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management, Qumulo
Nick Rathke, Assistant Director for IT, The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI)
 

  • Premiered: 11/30/16
  • Location: Live
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Jeff Cobb, Qumulo; Nick Rathke, SCI
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Qumulo Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): High Performance Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): scale-out NAS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): data-aware Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): machine data Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Big Data
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Qumulo File Fabric extends high-performance file services to the cloud

The timing for Qumulo to extend its software-defined scalable file services to the cloud could not be better as public cloud utilization continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. Infrastructure spending on the public and private cloud is growing at double-digit rates while spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure continues to decline and within a few short years will represent less than 50% of the entire infrastructure market. This trend is not surprising and has been widely predicted for several years. The surprising element now is how strong the momentum has become toward public cloud adoption, and the question is where the long-term equilibrium point will be between public clouds and on-premises infrastructure.

AWS was a pioneer in public cloud storage services when it introduced S3 (Simple Storage Service) over ten years ago. The approach of public cloud vendors has been to offer storage services at cut-rate pricing in what we call the “Hotel California” strategy – once they have your data, it can never leave. Recently, we have been hearing increased grumbling from customers that they are very concerned about losing the option to change infrastructure vendors and the resulting reduction in competition. In response to this, Taneja Group initiated multiple public and hybrid cloud research studies to gain insight on what storage services are needed across heterogenous cloud infrastructures. What we found is that IT practitioners are not only concerned about data security in the cloud; they are concerned about vendor lock-in created by the lack of data mobility between on-premises and public cloud infrastructures. Another surprising element we found is that IT practitioners predominately want file services across clouds and that object storage such as AWS S3 cannot meet their future cloud storage needs. This is actually not that surprising, as our research showed that many applications that businesses want to move to the cloud (to benefit from a highly dynamic compute environment) still rely on high-performance files access.

Enter Qumulo File Fabric (QF2). QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and now in the public cloud. Unlike legacy scale-out NAS products, QF2 provides capacity for billions of files, closely matching the scale that could only previously be achieved with object storage solutions, but with the benefit of supporting file access protocols. Qumulo’s modern SDS, flash-first approach allows it to provide a very high-performance file storage system that can cover a wide variety of workloads. Its built-in, real-time analytics let administrators easily manage data no matter how large the footprint or where it is globally located. Continuous replication enables data to move where and when it’s required depending on business need. Qumulo refers to this unmatched file scalability and performance as universal-scale file storage.

Qumulo, founded in 2012, is rapidly growing its market presence and we recently validated their very high customer satisfaction and product capability through an extensive interview process with several customers. Qumulo recently extended their go-to-market ecosystem support through a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Now with the launch of QF2 and support for  AWS, we expect Qumulo to continue its rapid rise as a leading provider of file services with universal scale. They are also well positioned to capture a significant share of the emerging multi-cloud storage market. We found many companies still prefer file access and there are plenty of reasons why scalable file will continue to grow and compete effectively versus object storage centric architectures.

Publish date: 09/22/17