Qumulo Launches in EMEA, Bringing First and Only File Storage System That Runs at Scale in the Data Center and the Cloud

  • Cloud , Data
  • 31.01.2018 09:23 am

Qumulo, the universal scale storage leader which debuted as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage, is launching operations in the EMEA region as it works to revolutionise data storage for European enterprises. The US headquartered company, which is on track to more than double its year-on-year growth, will launch Europe’s first and only file-based storage system that runs in the data center and the cloud at scale.  

Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) is now available to EMEA businesses. QF2 is a modern, highly scalable file storage system that runs in the data center and in the public cloud. It enables businesses to store, manage and access file-based data with no practical limits on the number or size of files. It provides the highest performance and low cost compared with legacy storage solutions. QF2 also provides businesses with the ability to monitor their data in real-time, gain control and visibility, and lessen the administrative burden of managing the data footprint at scale.

The company has appointed seasoned leadership in the EMEA region; Thore Rabe and Stefan Radtke. Thore will serve as Qumulo’s Vice President/General Manager, EMEA. Stefan will serve as Qumulo’s Technical Director, EMEA. Thore previously held the position of EMEA Vice President of Dell EMC Isilon and Stefan previously served as EMEA CTO at the same company.  

“File-based data is the engine of the modern enterprise and the need to maximize its value to drive innovation and accelerate progress has never been more critical,” said Bill Richter, CEO of Qumulo. “Customers across North America have taken advantage of our solutions to modernise their data centers and leverage the public cloud. Following overwhelming demand, we are delighted to establish local operations to bring these benefits to customers across EMEA.”

Qumulo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will extend their partnership to serve the file-based storage needs of their customers in selected countries. In June of 2017, Qumulo announced it joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program. The program added Qumulo solutions to the HPE ecosystem, giving enterprise customers the opportunity to purchase complete, validated HPE and Qumulo solutions directly from HPE and its resellers.  

“HPE and Qumulo already have a track record in the USA and Canada, serving enterprises with data intensive file-based workloads. Working together, has enabled HPE to deliver Qumulo File Fabric to customers who have a need for a high performance file storage system at Petabyte scale,” said Milan Shetti, General Manager of Storage and Big Data, HPE. “Having rolled this out successfully in North America, I am pleased that Qumulo will now serve selected countries in Europe.”

The launch comes as modern businesses in the region struggle to scale their storage systems, while seeking global reach and flexible computing. Many businesses use legacy storage appliances that predate the onset of cloud computing and today’s requirements for global file accessibility. QF2 transcends the cost, performance and scale limitations of previous file storage technologies while offering the flexibility of running in the cloud or in the data center. Optimised for the latest standard hardware, such as NVMe SSDs, modern CPUs and dense HDDs, QF2’s built-in, block-based tiering of hot and cold data delivers flash performance at hard-disk prices. QF2 is the only solution that stores billions of files with real-time visibility and control. 

Qumulo will open offices in the UK and Germany to service market demand. It will also open a 24/7 support centre in the UK to accompany the existing centres it has across two-time zones in the US. Additionally, a growing ecosystem of channel partners is joining Qumulo to deliver QF2 to enterprises. These partners include Qvest and ConCat in Germany and Gegobyte and Escape Technology in the UK.

Qumulo has already seen success with QF2 in the North American market, where it has helped companies to find a more effective way of storing the data they create. The company was named in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.


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