SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 — Quobyte Inc., a leading developer of modern storage system software, announced today its Data Center File System is now available via Google Cloud Platform marketplace, enabling Google Cloud users to configure a hyperscale, high-performance distributed storage platform in just a few clicks.
Quobyte gives Google Cloud Platform a storage environment for a variety of data-driven workflows such as EDA, DevOps, analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC). With native support for all Linux, Windows, and NFS applications, Quobyte enables existing applications, newly implemented ones, and developers to work in the same environment whether in the cloud or on-premises. Users can run entire workloads in the cloud, or burst peak workloads; start with a single storage node and add additional capacity and nodes on the fly; and dynamically downsize the deployment when resources are no longer needed. Quobyte storage nodes run on CentOS 7.
Quobyte’s pedigree in truly scalable, modern storage itself dates back to Google, as two of the company founders are Google infrastructure alums. Quobyte’s support for demanding cloud workloads and scalability to petabytes of capacity and millions of IOPS makes it an ideal choice for Google Cloud Platform.
“In the late 90s Google understood that storing and analyzing vast amounts of data required infrastructure and labor that would be prohibitively expensive, and today, Quobyte has evolved to supply that massively scalable, self-healing storage infrastructure suitable for public cloud,” said Bjoern Kolbeck, Quobyte co-founder and CEO. “It is apt that we are now available through Google Cloud Platform marketplace because it is fair to say without our early experience at the company there would be no Quobyte.”
“At Google Cloud we strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to deploy, purchase and manage leading solutions in the cloud,” said Nan Boden, Senior Director, Global Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud. “With availability on Marketplace, Quobyte is bringing their expertise in storage environments for data-driven workflows to GCP, simplifying procurement processes and allowing customers to focus on building a successful business.”
Quobyte’s Data Center File System provides a massively scalable and fault-tolerant storage infrastructure. It decouples and abstracts commodity hardware to deliver low-latency and parallel throughput for the substantial requirements of cloud services and apps, the elasticity and agility to scale to thousands of servers, and to grow to hundreds of petabytes with little to no added administrative burden. With Quobyte, databases, scale-out applications, containers, even big data analytics can run on one single infrastructure.
Building on a decade of research and experience with the open-source distributed file system XtreemFS and from working on Google’s infrastructure, Quobyte delivers on the promise of software-defined storage for the world’s most demanding application environments including High Performance Computing (HPC), Media & Entertainment (M&E), Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Quobyte uniquely leverages hyperscaler paralleldistributed file system technologies to unify file, block, and object storage. This allows customers to easily replace storage silos with a single, scalable storage system — significantly saving manpower, money, and time spent on storage management. Quobyte allows companies to scale storage capacity and performance linearly on commodity hardware while eliminating the need to expand administrative staff through the software’s ability to self-monitor, self-maintain, and self-heal. Please visit www.quobyte.com for more information.