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Qumulo Puts Its File-Based Storage Solution on AWS

Qumulo, a provider of highly scalable file-based storage solutions, is extending its flagship offering to users of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

The Qumulo File Fabric (F2) is now immediately available on AWS, the company announced Tuesday. Designed for companies with data-intensive workloads -- Qumulo's current customer base includes medical research universities and entertainment conglomerates -- QF2 has the capacity to store billions of files amounting to petabytes worth of data at a third of the cost of traditional storage solutions, according to the company.

Other QF2 features include support for data mobility across cloud and on-premises environments, real-time analytics, and continuous cross-cluster replication. The solution runs on Qumulo's proprietary data management system, which it said is optimized specifically for file-based data.

Prior to Tuesday's announcement, Qumulo's file-based storage offering was available only on custom physical appliances. Its availability on AWS now lets customers take advantage of capabilities enabled by the cloud, including serverless computing, machine learning and GPU arrays, Qumulo said.

"Businesses are looking for solutions that can help them move and share file-based workloads between the data center and the cloud," said Founder and CTO Peter Godman in a prepared statement. "We recognized an opportunity to fill this gap in the market with a more intelligent file storage system designed for the demands of the modern enterprise by scaling both performance and capacity on the cloud, with no hard limits."

QF2 on AWS is available in two flavors. There's a no-cost standalone mode with up to 5TB of storage capacity. For more intensive workloads, there's a cluster mode that accommodates clusters between four to 1,000 instances. Pricing for cloud users is determined based on the length and capacity of usage.

More information on QF2 on AWS is available here.

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