Qumulo Joins the Ultra Ethernet Consortium, Announces Partnerships with Intel and Arista Networks

Qumulo, the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere, is joining the Ultra Ethernet Consortium—becoming one of the first Networked Storage suppliers to enlist.

Additionally, Qumulo announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation and Arista Networks to advance the state-of-the-art in IT infrastructure at the intersection of networking, storage, and data management. 

These technologies enhance the performance and operations of Qumulo’s Scale Anywhere Data Management platform from the edge to the data center to the public cloud, delivering valuable operational benefits to data center, network, and storage operators, according to Qumulo.

“The Ultra Ethernet Consortium’s work will shape the way data flows across the network, bringing systems, storage, and networks closer together while simplifying architectures with massive performance and reliability improvements,” stated Kiran Bhageshpur, chief technology officer at Qumulo. “Coupling UEC’s forthcoming enhancements with today’s development and execution with data center switching leader Arista Networks in hundreds of production real-world scale anywhere primary storage systems reshapes what is possible in data management for the enterprise.”

Benefiting from Arista’s deep buffer architecture in the 7280/7800 series and proven leaf/spine architecture, Qumulo customers are delivering primary enterprise storage at terabyte-through-exabyte scale on a converged network, eliminating costly legacy storage networks. 

“As we develop high performance and scale networks for the largest AI pods on open and interoperable IP and Ethernet protocols, the evolution to Ultra Ethernet is to simplify the network and bring compute, AI processing, and storage together,” said Ed Chapman, vice president, business development and strategic alliances at Arista Networks. “Qumulo joining the UEC is further validation that Ethernet and IP are the right foundation for the next generation of general purpose, cloud, and AI computing and storage.”

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