Are you concerned about storing and managing file data at scale? The HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 Server with Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) software is a modern, highly scalable file storage solution that runs in the data center and is fully inter-operable with the public cloud. More economical and higher performing than legacy file storage systems, the solution also provides real-time analytics to let administrators easily manage data no matter how large the footprint or where it’s located globally. Continuous replication allows data to move where it’s needed, when it’s needed between on-premises QF2 clusters and QF2 clusters running in public cloud. Scale and manage billions of files with instant control at a lower cost and higher performance, on-premises, off-premises, or spanning both, now and into the future.

What's new

  • HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 180 TB and 90 TB Qumulo hardware nodes. Purpose-built HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 servers to provide a density-optimized platform to run the Qumulo File Fabric software efficiently.
  • Qumulo File Fabric subscription license available for 12-month, 36-month or 60-month terms and includes full support via the Qumulo Success program.
  • Qumulo QF2 consumption units (Qnit) for deploying Qumulo File Fabric clusters in the public cloud and includes full support via the Qumulo Success Program.
  • Advanced training and installation service delivered by Qumulo helps you get your QF2 cluster up and running. Qumulo trainers will teach your team all about administering a QF2 cluster.
  • System health check service for periodic evaluation of your QF2 systems to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your investment.

Features

Seamlessly Scale to Billions of Files with Flash-first Design

Scale to billions of files with QF2’s advanced file-system technology that handles small files as efficiently as large ones. With density-optimized HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 servers, there is no practical limit to scale.

A flash-first hybrid software and hardware architecture optimizes cost and performance. You can simultaneously get the speed benefits of solid state drives (SSD) and the economic advantages of hard disk drives (HDD).

User files can occupy 100% of provisioned capacity, not just 70% or 80%. QF2 on HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 servers are more economical than legacy storage appliances on a capacity basis.

Sophisticated data protection enables the fastest reprotect times in the industry. Rebuild times for even 10 TB HDDs are measured in hours, not days, regardless of cluster size and without degrading performance. Snapshots can be taken instantly, or scheduled, with no limit to the number.

Control at Scale with up to the Minute Analytics

Up-to-the-minute analytics allow administrators to pinpoint problems and effectively control how storage is used. Instantly see usage, activity, and throughput at any level of the directory structure, no matter how many files in the file system. Information is available from a central web GUI.

Directory-based capacity quotas give administrators instant control over storage allocation. Capacity quotas can be applied to any directory, even nested ones. Moving a directory with a quota is easy.

HPE Active Health System (component of the HPE iLO) is an industry-first technology that provides continuous, proactive health monitoring of over 1600 system parameters and 100% of configuration changes are logged. Cloud-based monitoring proactively detects potential problems and historical trends.

HPE Secure Encryption is a controller-based data-at-rest encryption solution on HPE Apollo 4200 with QF2 that can help comply with data privacy requirements and meet compliance regulations.

New Experience Defined by Customer Success Rather than Support

The customer success program offered by Qumulo provides responsive, personal customer care, with one of the highest Net Promoter Scores (NPS) in the industry.

Included as part of Qumulo Core subscription, it offers direct path to true subject matter experts (Customer Success Manager/CSM), dedicated Slack channel for instant access to CSMs, and cloud monitoring across entire fleet (on-premises and cloud).

Simple subscription pricing covers everything, all features, updates, and software support. The hardware-transferable licensing model eliminates the need to purchase new licenses with each platform refresh, and you can purchase additional licenses only as you grow.

Qumulo uses modern development practices with frequent, easy to consume releases that steadily advance the product and keep it on the leading edge of what’s possible.

Out-of-the-box simplicity means that from the moment HPE Apollo 4200 with QF2 is unboxed to when it can start serving data is a matter of hours, not days. Together with HPE, the industry leading server vendor1, you can expect an enterprise quality product and service.

Your Data Where You Want it, On-Premises or Public Cloud

Store your data anywhere and get multiple GB/s of performance for your workloads both on- and off-premises. You get scalable performance regardless of number of files or file sizes.

Continuous replication moves the data where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Continuous replication operates across storage clusters, whether on-premises or in the cloud, automatically keeping data consistent between a source cluster and target cluster.

Use the QF2 REST API to build and manage a modern application stack. It’s the future of infrastructure, available today.

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    Source: Worldwide Server Vendor Revenue, IDC Quarterly Server Tracker, February 28, 2017
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