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Igneous Accelerates Unstructured Data Protection with Industry-First NAS Integrations

August 21, 2018 | About:

Object Support for Pure FlashBlade, API Integration with Qumulo QF2, and Isilon OneFS Multi-Protocol Support Provide Protection Performance, Manageability, and Scalability for Massive File Systems

SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Igneous, the leader in unstructured data management, today announced several new integration “firsts” with primary tier network-attached storage (NAS) systems. Igneous now offers enhanced direct integration with Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), multi-protocol support for Dell EMC Isilon OneFS, and Pure FlashBlade object support. All enhancements use Igneous’ robust API capabilities simplifying the setup, management and maintenance of unstructured data protection for today’s digital enterprises. The integrations extend Igneous’ data protection as-a-Service solutions to cover more data types and protocols.

In addition to already available API-based integrations with Pure Storage FlashBlade NAS, Igneous announced the industry’s only data protection solution capable of supporting Pure FlashBlade object storage. “Many new machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) workflows rely on object storage, and Pure provides a high-performance, low-latency option for them,” said Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO, Igneous. “Igneous now enables customers to complete their object-based ML/AI pipelines with high-density, high-performance data protection and automated data movement.”

Igneous also announced API integration with QF2 by Qumulo - another industry first. Today, many Qumulo customers utilize replication for data protection, lacking the ability to integrate with other protection methods. The Igneous API-based integration with QF2 fills that gap by enabling seamless local copy and fast restore of all data on Qumulo systems across the enterprise. “We continue to rely on our partnership with Igneous to protect our customers’ data at scale,” said Aaron Cardenas, CEO, P1 Technologies. “With this new integration, we can now offer automated discovery of new exports as they are created, so our customers continually stay on top of data protection SLAs. Igneous complements the Qumulo replication capabilities for customers needing true data protection.”

Finally, Igneous announced the industry’s only multi-protocol support for Isilon OneFS. Organizations using both SMB and NFS concurrently on Isilon can protect all of their data while retaining both permission sets through a single backup. “For our customers managing high volume and change rates of their unstructured data, a modern approach to data management is essential,” Bhageshpur says, adding, “Multi-protocol support for Isilon makes it easy for our customers to expand data protection across all data residing on OneFS regardless of the underlying application and operating system.”


Since Igneous delivers software as-a-Service, these integrations are available to all Igneous customers as of today. Customers do not have to download or install any additional software.

  • Pure Storage customers must be running Purity for FlashBlade version 2.1.3 or higher with API version 1.1 or higher to protect object store with Igneous.
  • Customers running Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 7.2.0 or higher can begin importing and protecting Multi-Protocol shares immediately.
  • Customers using Qumulo QF2 version 2.7.6 or higher can protect their system with Igneous today.

Igneous data protection solutions are available through Igneous channel partners.

Igneous delivers the first modern protection and archive solution for massive unstructured data. Designed for organizations with valuable and growing data sets, Igneous solutions protect unstructured data across heterogeneous NAS and cloud infrastructure. Igneous streamlines data management, providing data protection, movement, discovery and search for organizations with billions of files and petabytes of data. Delivered as-a-Service, Igneous brings the agility of cloud to customer data centers. Igneous’ customers include leading Fortune 500, Global 2000 and data-centric enterprises.

Pure Storage (: PSTG) accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs.

Qumulo, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access petabytes of file-based data in the data center and in the cloud at a global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers.

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

P1 Technologies is a best-of-breed, leading edge IT consulting company located in Southern CA’s Manhattan Beach. P1 concentrates on storage and disaster recovery solutions with key networking products and services. Their founders bring over 50 years of IT consulting in enterprise storage design, implementation and management expertise. They have worked both as customers and employees of companies like EMC, NetApp, Data Domain, and Sun Microsystems.

Holly Hagerman
Connect Marketing
[email protected]
(801) 373-7888


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