Qumulo Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Powers Analytics at Sinclair Oil

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Today Qumulo announced that Sinclair Oil has chosen the company’s scale-out NAS storage for increased performance and real-time data visibility necessary to properly monitor the company’s rapidly growing digital system.

cumuloSinclair Oil is a $7 billion petroleum corporation based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s vertically integrated petro operations run upstream to downstream, from exploration, drilling and production, all the way to distribution and retail. Sinclair Oil recently imported millions of files to a new digital repository and found that its old storage platform simply couldn’t keep up. That’’s when Nathan Larsen, director of IT at Sinclair Oil, and his team began the search for a next-generation scale-out storage platform.

Qumulo offers “the world’’s first data-aware scale-out NAS,” with real-time analytics that provide visibility into data usage and storage performance across flexible, fast and highly scalable commodity hardware. Larsen was attracted by the immediate and actionable insights into data usage and storage performance at scale – both of which would be critical for Sinclair’s digital repository.

With Qumulo Core in place, Larsen’s team quickly confirmed that Qumulo provided not only the scalability and performance required for Sinclair’s document management, but also the real-time visibility and analytics needed to assess system usage.

“Qumulo has given us insight on our systems and storage that we just didn’’t have before,”” said Larsen. ““The Qumulo system hasn’’t been just amazingly fast and highly visible, but also largely hands-free,”” continued Larsen. “We just watch our emails for alerts, and when the new Qumulo software updates are released we run them that night. Otherwise, it just does its thing. There’’s really no comparison to our earlier storage systems. Qumulo is just so straightforward and easy-to-use.””

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