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Qumulo and HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to Offer Pay-As-You-Go Environment for Unstructured Data

Qumulo, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services | June 18, 2021

Qumulo, a leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid cloud environments, announced an integration with HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to offer customers the Qumulo File Data Platform delivered as a service. This collaboration provides an advanced cloud experience with on-premises control to meet today’s unstructured data demands across industries. This news comes following Qumulo’s expansion of its global operations to Asia-Pacific and its strategic partnership with HPE to deliver data solutions to that region.

According to Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo, “At Qumulo, we believe in radical simplicity and flexibility for our customers. That’s why we designed our file system to be agnostic so that the customers can fully benefit from their data irrespective of the degree of workload demands across their choice of cloud or on-premise data centers. By joining hands with HPE GreenLake, we’re able to offer more flexibility to customers through variable monthly payments based on metered usage.”

The amount of unstructured data generated today has surged exponentially over the past decade, and legacy architectures can no longer keep pace with its growing demands. Companies across healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, and other industries produce massive amounts of unstructured data that need to be stored, managed, protected, and analyzed. Through this collaboration, Qumulo and HPE deliver all power, scale, and cost-efficiency that comes with the public cloud, but return it within a private data center.

Qumulo’s modern file data platform delivers unprecedented security and data visibility to enterprise organizations. The advanced data platform runs on purpose-built HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 hybrid flash and HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Plus servers. The powerful collaboration provides customers with up to 30 percent savings on capital expenditures due to an eradicated need for overprovisioning their data, 75 percent less time to deploy global IT projects, and 40 percent improved IT team productivity by reducing their support load.

About HPE GreenLake Cloud Services
HPE GreenLake Cloud Services provide customers with a robust foundation to drive digital transformation through an elastic as-a-service platform that can run on-premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility. HPE GreenLake combines the easiness and agility of the cloud with the governance, compliance, and visibility of hybrid IT. HPE GreenLake offers a range of cloud services that fast-tracks innovation, including bare metal, compute, container management, data protection, HCI, HPC, machine learning operations, networking, SAP HANA, storage, VDI, and VMs, etc. The HPE GreenLake Cloud Services business is rapidly expanding with over USD 4.8 billion in total contract value and more than 900 partners selling HPE GreenLake. Today, HPE GreenLake has more than 1200 enterprise customers spanning different industries across 50 countries. It also includes Fortune 500 companies, government and public sector enterprises, and small and midmarket organizations.

About Qumulo, Inc.
Qumulo is a frontrunner in simplifying data management in its native file format on a vast scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Its robust data platform is designed to store, manage and generate workflows and applications, with data in its native format at a massive scale on-prem and in the public cloud. Qumulo is relied by Fortune 500 companies, major film and animation studios and some of the most extensive research facilities in the world who efficiently manage their entire data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing, archiving, etc. It helps in increasing cost-efficiency, scalability, automatic encryption, real-time visibility, and an advanced API that enables customers to integrate Qumulo into their environment and workflows efficiently.

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Flexera | June 17, 2022

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