Qumulo Launches NFSv4.1 Support Enabling Seamless Collaboration Across Any Protocol
Qumulo, the breakthrough leader in radically simplifying enterprise file data management across hybrid cloud environments, announced support for network file system protocol NFSv4.1 in the latest version of Qumulo® Core. Support for NFSv4.1 is included in Qumulo Core version 4.3.0.
“Qumulo’s simple and straightforward system architecture makes it very well suited for us”
With NFSv4.1, Qumulo customers spanning Higher Education, Life Sciences and Financial Information Services (FIS) industries will be able to delegate fine-grained permissions control to end-users, improving the experience for scalability, interoperability, security, and ease of management.
“Our customers need to serve all of their file workloads from one namespace and with one simple management experience. Increasingly, those organizations have adopted NFSv4.1 in order to take advantage of its more robust security, better performance over dispersed networks like the cloud, and simpler management. That’s why we brought NFSv4.1 to Qumulo Core,” said Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo. “The key advantage Qumulo brings in our support of this new version of NFS – like all of our file access protocols – is that it is built into the Qumulo Core, our software, which means it is optimized for performance, reliability, and security from the ground up, scales linearly as customers expand their systems, and runs uniformly no matter where customers deploy Qumulo.”
Managing permissions across protocols in a single namespace can be challenging, especially when a change to one protocol is not automatically replicated to others. Qumulo offers cross protocol permission (XPP) support to automatically manage complex permissions across protocols. NFSv4.1 is supported by Qumulo’s XPP, eliminating the complexity of managing multiple security contexts across NFSv4.1 in addition to Qumulo’s other supported protocols. This allows enterprises to bring workgroups together so that any user can work on any file from any platform without maintaining cross protocol permissions.
Qumulo cloud customers can immediately take advantage of NFSv4.1 on any of their workloads in AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure. Qumulo’s superior scalability means Qumulo Core 4.3 and later with support for NFSv4.1 enables the creation of the largest multi-protocol file namespace possible for active storage compared with any competing platform or any cloud service provider (CSP) offering.
“Qumulo’s simple and straightforward system architecture makes it very well suited for us,” said Clint Miller, Chief Technology Officer of Igniter Media. “We have a small team, so ease of use is important and saves valuable time. We much prefer to keep our operations smooth and simple.”
Fortune 500 companies, major film and animation studios and some of the world’s largest research facilities rely on Qumulo to manage billions of files. Qumulo ranks among the highest Net Promoter Scores (NPS), consistently over 85, and is recognized by users for its dedication to customer satisfaction.