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Qumulo on Azure: FAQ

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Outlines general information about Qumulo on Azure

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What is Qumulo on Azure?

Qumulo on Azure allows you to use the Qumulo file system software on Azure in the cloud. Qumulo on Azure is a fully-managed service, so you do not have to worry about software upgrades, underlying Linux or Kernel management, or responding to infrastructure failure from Azure (e.g., if a page blob or VM fails). We will manage all of these actions for you. 

How does Qumulo on Azure differ from Qumulo on-premises and Qumulo in AWS/GCP?

Qumulo on Azure offers all of the core file system and security features offered by our on-premises and AWS/GCP products, but as a fully-managed service so you don't have to worry about underlying infrastructure management. Because Qumulo on Azure is a service, you don't have to worry about the exact virtual machine and disk configuration for getting your required file size and performance level, or maintaining and monitoring your infrastructure—Qumulo takes care of that.

What use cases does Qumulo on Azure address?

Qumulo on Azure is currently best-suited for high performance use cases such as media editing, rendering, artificial intelligence, Data Analysis, Autonomous Cars, etc. In the future, we’ll also add configurations optimized for low performance workloads e.g. Active Archive.

How do I get started with Qumulo on Azure?

Follow the instructions provided in Qumulo on Azure: Launch a Qumulo on Azure File System to get your own file system up and running quickly.

What Azure regions are supported by Qumulo on Azure?

Qumulo on Azure is supported in the following regions:

  • Central US
  • East US
  • East US 2
  • West US
  • West US 2
  • West US 3
  • North Central US
  • South Central US
  • West Central US

We will add more Azure regions. To inquire about support in another region, contact Qumulo Care.

What is the pricing model?

Qumulo on Azure uses a modern cloud-native pricing model that is consumption-based: you pay for the performance level of your file system and the used capacity. Used capacity is subject to a minimum depending on the maximum capacity of your file system. This enables you to start on a small scale and seamlessly scale as your needs increase. Just pay for what you use and not overpay.

How can I scale my Qumulo on Azure file system?

Scaling is as easy as reaching out to Qumulo Customer Success and requesting more space or performance. We'll work with you to make sure we get it right and that you understand the cost implications.

How do I understand my bill?

Qumulo charges are integrated with Azure Marketplace billing. You don't have to pay for VM and Disk infrastructure charges separately to Azure. If you have any questions about your bill, just let our support team know and we'll get you the necessary information.

How do I open or close a Qumulo support case?

Reach out to Qumulo Customer Success at any time to open a ticket for any issues you experience. If you are an existing customer, you can also reach us via your Qumulo Slack channel.

RESOLUTION

You should now have a clear understanding of Qumulo on Azure

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Qumulo on Azure: Launch a Qumulo on Azure File System

 

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