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Qumulo needed EMEA crew, and an ex-Isilon bunch worked out nicely

Commercial scale-out filesystem startup Qumulo is setting up shop in Europe and using ex-Isilon execs to run its show. Thore Rabe was a Dell EMC Isilon VP who ran the EMEA operation. He becomes Qumulo's VP and General Manager for Europe. Dr Stefan Radtke was CTO for Isilon in EMEA. He is now Qumulo's CTO for the same region. …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jan 2018
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Teen Pennsylvania HPC storage pusher Panasas: Small files, fat nodes, sharp blades

Analysis HPC storage array maker Panasas has been talking about the new architecture for its scale out, parallel filesystem array, involving separate and scale-out director nodes talking to scale-out storage nodes. The company, born in Pennsylvania, is far from the hustling, VC-fuelled growth frenzy that is Silicon Valley – although it …
Chris Mellor, 11 Dec 2017
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Walk with me... through a billion files. Slow down – admire the subset

Analysis If you ask your notebook's filesystem how many MP3 files it is storing that haven’t been opened in 30 days, you can find the answer reasonably quickly. But ask an enterprise’s file system when it holds a million files and you have a big problem. Ask this question of a file system that holds a billion files and your day just …
Chris Mellor, 8 Dec 2017
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Qumulo goes all-flash and replicates to AWS

Scale-out file start up Qumulo has revealed all-flash filer nodes. The all-flash QF2 (Qumulo File Fabric) P-series node joins its QC hardware with its hybrid flash and disk media drives. The P-series' hardware design is straightforward enough: it's a 2U Intel box that can run up to 24 NVMe SSDs in U.2 format, dual Xeon …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2017

HPE and WekaIO sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g

HPE is planning to beef up its supercomputing and HPC filer credentials by cuddling up to WekaIO, multiple sources have told The Register. Filer startup Qumulo is already working with HPE - its Core software runs on HPE's Apollo servers, with a focus on enterprise-style HPC applications. Witness this Dreamworks special effects …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2017

It's hip to be in Gartner's square: Poor Panasas out on its NAS

In Gartner's perennial game of musical chairs, otherwise known as its annual magic quadrant exercise, the latest object storage square ushers three in and one out. The Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage 2017 positions distributed file system and object storage vendors in a 2D space with " …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2017
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What's in this Monday morning storage BLT? A 12TB WD HDD, wars of words – and more

Roundup Hungry for storage news? Tuck into this bulging storage sarnie for breakfast. Cohesity's war of words Patrick Rogers, marketing and product management veep at Cohesity, took exception to comments about Cohesity by Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha earlier this month. Rogers told El Reg: "I just read your article about Rubrik where Bipul …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2017

Filer startup Qumulo chosen to help tame the DreamWorks dragon

Case study HPE has enabled DreamWorks Animation to replace legacy storage systems by having Qumulo software running on its Apollo servers. HPE is a long-time supplier of workstations, servers and storage to DreamWorks Animation SKG. The company's CG-animated productions include Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Monsters vs. Aliens and …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2017
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Qumulo 'cumulates mad dollar through VCs with Chinese connection

Scale-out filer startup Qumulo has gained another $30m in funding less than a year after getting $32.5m. Either it's burning cash in a development conflagration or the VCs are keen about its prospects under a new CEO and want to help it build its infrastructure and develop its product tech fast. Here's this lucky startup's …
Chris Mellor, 4 Apr 2017
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Pimp my racks: Scale-out filer startup Qumulo bangs up its boxen, er, '4U'

Whacking up high-end capacity by 71 per cent takes scale-out filer startup Qumulo into 3PB per rack territory, in its bid to win enterprise business. Qumulo has taken its top-end QC260 box, exchanged nine of its SSDs for ten disk drives, and so upped raw capacity to 360TB. The box is a 4U enclosure and, in QC260 form, it has …
Chris Mellor, 7 Feb 2017
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Qumulo gets head transplant

Qumulo CEO and co-founder Peter Godman is transitioning to a CTO role as Bill Richter is hired to be the new CEO and Presidenp. Godman, recent CTO Aaron Passey and VP Engineering Neil Fachan, all ex-Isilon execs, founded scale-out file startup Qumulo in 2012. Richter is another ex-Isilon exec. He left his president role at EMC …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2016
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Qumulo bangs out new software, Apollo server support

Hybrid scale-out NAS startup Qumulo has banged out a software release twinned with support of HPE Apollo servers. Qumulo Core v2.5 features: Snapshots for data protection Erasure Coding improvements delivering 80 per cent efficiency Throughput Analytics showing how throughput load is distributed across the file system …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2016

Weka.IO – a stealthy startup swimming against the tide

Analysis Liran Zvibel sits across the table from me in a Tel Aviv restaurant eating pork chops. This is a man who doesn't mind going against the grain. He's co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Weka.IO, a stealthy startup that is swimming against two perceived tides. Storage folklore these days says that file systems generally can …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2016
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Filer upstart Qumulo rubs out mirroring, slots in erasure coding

Scale-out filer startup Qumulo has replaced mirroring with erasure coding in v2.0 of its Core OS to deliver a 33 per cent gain in usable capacity. It's also added real-time analytics, adopted HGST helium-filled disk drive technology and has three new appliances using HGST drives. Qumulo delivers its technology as software- …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2016
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Qumulo gets fat appliance alongside skinny fast one

Qumulo – the start-up building a better-than-Isilon scale-out NAS and staffed by Isilon vets – has launched a capacity-focused hardware product to complement its fast skinny one. Qumulo’s QC24 is a 1U appliance focused on performance, with 24TB of raw disk and 1.6TB of raw flash capacity (2 x 800GB eMLC SSDs) per node with the …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2015

Qumulo: What the scale-out NAS market has been waiting for

StorageBod One of the things I have been lamenting for some time with many vendors is that there's been a lack of truly credible alternatives to EMC’s Isilon product in the scale-out NAS space. There are some technologies out there that could compete, but they just seem to fall/fail at the last hurdle. There are also technologies …
StorageBod, 20 Mar 2015
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What else has Kaminario got under its kimono?

Comment Last week I attended Storage Field Day 7. One of the companies I met at the event was Kaminario, producer of an all-flash array (AFA). This start-up has a potentially good product, with its own pros and cons, but the question here is: Is “good” still enough to have a serious chance of success in this market segment? A few …

Isilon brains trust flock to data-tastic upstart Qumulo

Storage startup Qumulo, founded by ex-Isilon execs, wants to get rid of the digital dumpsters it says are littering the file storage landscape by building a scale-out filesystem suitable for the flash age. It believes future storage will be software, using low-cost commodity hardware, functioning as an intelligent collaborator …
Chris Mellor, 4 Feb 2015

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