Startup Qumulo Opens Kimono On Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Solution

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Qumulo, which last month came out of stealth, has unveiled its solution for data-aware scale-out NAS.

Qumulo, whose founding team includes some of the top folks behind Isilon, the scale-out NAS vendor acquired by EMC in 2010, is coming to market with the first data-aware scale-out NAS platform, said Peter Godman, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle-based storage technology developer.

The company, which has already received $67 million in funding, offers software that can be deployed on commodity servers to deliver information on millions of files stored in file format, Godman told CRN.

[Related: Stealth Storage Firm Qumulo Bags $40M Funding, Hints At Technology]

Qumulo's claim to fame is the data awareness its technology offers, Godman said.

"Once people have a scalable storage solution, the problem is no longer scalability," he said. "The biggest concern is that many tiny buckets of data have been replaced by one big bucket, but it's hard to see what's in the data."

Qumulo's file system has an integrated database that provides the ability to answer any questions about what is stored without needing to scan the data for metadata that must be separately stored and managed, Godman said.

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