Qumulo Introduces Active Archive Storage Appliance

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SEATTLE — Qumulo is rolling out a storage appliance for active archives for industries with long-term data retention requirements, such as finance and health care.

Qumulo released its Qumulo Certified K-432T appliance, an active archive platform for its Qumulo Server Q, according to the company last month.

The K-432T is available from Arrow Electronics.

The appliance allows users to manage large amounts of long-term archive data with “consistent performance for regular use,” eliminating the need for off-line cold storage, such as tape, cloud archive, and lower performance legacy storage systems. 

The Qumulo K-432T is built with 24 18 TB hard drives per node. It is the highest density and highest capacity archive platform the company has certified, capable of clusters of over 34 PB.

Organizations are working to capitalize on active archiving’s relative lower cost, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven analytics, and cybersecurity to regain lost revenue and improve competitive advantage, according to the Active Archive Alliance’s 2021 report. 

The K-432T appliance’s ability to scale to over 34 PB yields lower upfront costs and power, networking, and data center space, providing better total cost of ownership for customers.

“We continue to expand our platform portfolio to offer customers greater flexibility and freedom to build their unstructured data lakes with the capabilities they need,” said Jason Sturgeon, Server Q product leader, Qumulo. 

Sturgeon said that the appliance will not only allow administrators to manage more data within a single cluster, it will also help reduce operational overhead and improve data user access experiences.

Working with Qumulo on data storage has “given us tremendous ROI, in terms of time saved and problems eliminated,” said John Beck, IT manager at Hyundai MOBIS.

“And having that reliable storage we can finally trust makes us eager to use it more broadly throughout the company.”

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
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