Taking the Reg Bait
Disclosure: I work for Dell EMC
@Chris, what’s up with the infographic?
Just so I understand . . . You spoke to the Qumulo Dir. of Product Management and came to the conclusion that with the inclusion of 10TB drives, Qumulo’s QSFS file system is now magically equal in scalability to ceph, GPFS (Spectrum Scale) and Gluster file systems and offers far great scale than NetApp and Isilon? (My assumption is you meant NetApp ONTAP and DDN with GPFS.)
Currently, NetApp’s ONTAP can scale to 88PBs (or 20PBs with FlexGroup). Isilon OneFS is just shy of 100PBs. And Qumulo QSFS . . . Qumulo doesn’t publicly state their FS scalability. Nope, graph can’t be depicting file system scalability.
Maybe you meant scale in the sense of 4U enclosure density. That metric doesn’t fit either as Isilon supports 60 drive enclosures and DDN offers an 84 drive enclosure. Qumulo’s QC360 is a 40 drive enclosure (4 SSD, 36 HDD).
Ceph and Gluster are software so it can’t be number of nodes you’re graphing.
I give up on trying to make sense of the scalability axis.
Let’s shift our gaze to the relative positioning of Qumulo in Enterprise use cases – right there with NetApp and Isilon. The general assumption is the Enterprise requires features like replication, DR/HA, multi-tenancy, audit, WORM compliance, encryption, mirroring, quotas, snapshots, etc. Apparently, your idea of features required by the Enterprise is limited to snapshots as that’s the only available feature of QSFS.
Maybe it’s an info-free graphic?