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Qumulo Revolutionizes Media and Entertainment Industry, Dramatically Lowers Economics of Video Editing with Uncompressed 4K and 6K Video Playback Solutions

September 13, 2018

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qumulo, Inc., the pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era, today announced its latest relentless software innovation delivers intelligent performance capabilities that are transforming the media and entertainment industry, lowering the economics of video editing, visual effects and video distribution. 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 industry-leading performance for the most demanding workloads, enabling customers to take advantage of the public cloud with the same file system.

These new performance capabilities liberate film and video production studios from the limitations of legacy storage networks. With such high-performance centralized uncompressed 4K and 6K video playback solutions, studios can eliminate costly SANs, client-side software, HBAs and fibre channel switches and cabling, allowing Qumulo to enable the transition to 100 percent ethernet environments with all-flash storage. This increases the number of editors that can be supported, while fostering more effective collaboration and decreasing overall costs.

“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 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 latest performance improvements include:

Qumulo All-flash P-Series 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 Hybrid QC-Series All-flash performance on a hybrid platform. The 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)

-- Pre-fetch Intelligence. 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. -- Workload and User Awareness. 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. -- Proactive Caching. File access pattern analysis proactively caches individual blocks of files most likely to be repeatedly accessed. -- Maximum Flexibility and Investment Protection. All platforms come with native replication directly to the public cloud.

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“Enterprises today need more modern storage able to flex for performance, speed and capacity demands,” said Scott Sinclair, senior analyst with ESG. “With new technology innovations coupled with advances in machine learning, Qumulo’s storage solutions can help accommodate some of today’s most demanding workloads, while helping customers to take full advantage of cloud economics and scale.”

Today’s performance improvements are included at no additional charge for existing Qumulo subscriptions and all existing QC104, QC208 and QC260 systems to deliver one uncompressed 4K stream per node, delivering a 3x-10x performance improvement in frame-based workloads across video editorial and machine learning. Try Qumulo now at: https://qumulo.com/trial/options/

Attending the NAB Show New York Oct. 4-8, 2018? Visit Qumulo for more information at booth N941. Helpful Links

-- Qumulo -- QF2 -- Try QF2 -- Qumulo Blog -- Qumulo on Twitter

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About Qumulo, Inc.Qumulo, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access petabytes of file-based data in the data center and in the cloud at a global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.

Qumulo, the Qumulo logo and QF2 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Qumulo, Inc. All other marks and names herein may be trademarks of other companies. Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Media Contact:Marta DebskiOffleash for Qumulo qumulo@offleashpr.com 810.956.4501

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