Deploy Quobyte Anywhere

Software storage at it's best — Quobyte is truly hardware agnostic, running on both bare metal and public cloud.

Quobyte provides your users and applications with the same high performance and reliable scale-out storage on either bare metal or your public cloud of choice. Use our features for data synchronization between clusters to combine on-prem and public cloud clusters into a unified global storage system.

For best results, use our recommended hardware and VM configurations. For custom configurations, such as those with separate metadata servers, please talk to our engineers and partners.

Your choice of hardware and VMs depends on your workloads and performance requirements. You can mix different server types in a single Quobyte cluster, such as all flash for performance combined with dense HDD for archival.

All Flash Servers for High Performance

These servers are a great choice for intense workloads, including VMs, databases, and small file workloads. All flash is also a great choice if you need high throughput on a small amount of data or in a high-density configuration.

Dell PowerEdge R640 with up to 8 NVMes

  • Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 256GB RAM
  • 1 NVMe drive for metadata (min 1.5TB), e.g. Samsung
  • 7 NVMe drives for data
  • BOSS Controller Card with 240GB
  • Mellanox® Connect-X or Broadcom® network card

Supermicro SuperServer 1029U-TN12RV with up to 12 NVMes

  • Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 256GB RAM
  • 1 NVMe drive for metadata (min 1.5TB)
  • 11 NVMe drives for data
  • 1 M.2 card with 240GB for the OS
  • Mellanox Connect-X or Broadcom network card
  • Read more (external)

Mixed Flash/HDD for Performance and Optimal Price

When your workloads are a mix of random IO and throughput, or when you have cold data, mixed servers are a great combination of both media. They provide the best price/TB without compromising workloads.

Dell PowerEdge R740xd2 with up to 24HDDs

  • Intel® Xeon® Gold 6226R
  • 192GB RAM
  • 1 SATA SSD for metadata (min. 1.5TB)
  • 1 SATA SSD for the OS (min. 240GB)
  • HBA330
  • 24 SATA 7.2k RPM drives for data
  • Optional: Additional HHHL NVMe for Data
  • Mellanox Connect-X or Broadcom network card

HPE Apollo 4200 Gen 10 with 24 HDDs and 6 NVMes

  • Intel® Xeon® Gold 6226R
  • 192GB RAM
  • 1 NVMe drive for metadata (min 1.5TB)
  • 5 NVMe drives for data
  • 1 M.2 card with 240GB for the OS
  • 24 SATA 7.2k RPM drives for Data
  • HPE Ethernet network card, min 25Gbit

High-Density HDD for Low Cost and High Throughput

These configurations are great for throughput workloads with a lot of data, such as traditional HPC or big data. Plus, they provide a low cost for archival use-cases.

Seagate EXOS AP 4U100 with 1 node, 100 HDDs

  • 2x Intel Xeon Silver 4110
  • 192 GB RAM
  • 2x M.2 SATA for the OS (min 240GB)
  • 1 x SAS SSD for Metadata (min 1.5TB each)
  • 98x SAS 7.2k RPM drives for Data
  • Mellanox Connect-X or Broadcom network card
  • Read more (external)

Supermicro 6049P-E1CR60L+ with 60 HDDs, 6 NVMe bays

  • 2x Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
  • 192GB RAM
  • 2 NVMe drives for Metadata (min. 1.5 TB)
  • 1 SATA SSD for the OS
  • 60 SATA 7.2k RPM drives for Data
  • Mellanox Connect-X or Broadcom network card
  • Optional 4 NVMe drives for Data
  • Read more (external)

RNT BigFoot XXLarge with 48 HDDs, 4 NVMe bays

  • 2x Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
  • 192GB RAM
  • SAS HBA
  • 1 NVMe drive for Metadata (min. 3 TB)
  • 48 SATA 7.2k RPM drives for Data
  • Mellanox Connect-X or Broadcom network card
  • Optional 3 NVMes for Data
  • Read more (external)

Public Cloud Instances

Quobyte runs on all major public clouds. However, it pays to be discerning because picking the right VMs or bare metal machines helps you get the best performance. Since local NVMes on cloud instances are not persistent, we recommend a mix of local NVMe for scratch alongside persistent disks (EBS, PD...) for storage. Quobyte can automatically tier data to persistent disks and between different types of persistent disks (e.g. SSD and cold HDD).

Oracle Cloud

The bare metal offerings on Oracle Cloud are ideal for latency sensitive and HPC applications. We recommend a configuration of three or more BM.DenseIO2.52 with local NVMes, each with

  • Oracle Linux 7
  • One persistent block storage device for metadata (250GB min.)
  • One or more persistent block storage device for data

Google Cloud Platform

One or more n2-stndard-16 VMs, each with

Amazon AWS with VMs

One or more i3.8xlarge or better, or i3.8xlarge or better

  • CentOS 7
  • One EBS gp2 with 250GB for metadata
  • One or more EBS volumes for data - types can be mixed

Amazon AWS with bare metal

Three or more i3en.metal or i3.metal

  • CentOS 7
  • One EBS gp2 with 250GB for metadata
  • One or more EBS volumes for data - types can be mixed

Two Easy Ways to get Started With Quobyte

Instant Quobyte Container Demo

Have a single-machine demo running in a container within a minute. Great if you want to see what Quobyte looks like and test Linux apps on Quobyte.

Start the demo on your local Linux machine with docker:

$ curl https://www.quobyte.com/instant-demo.sh | bash
Learn more about this demo

Install a Quobyte Cluster in Minutes

Install and run Quobyte on as many servers and clients you want. Works on bare metal and cloud VMs. All you need are 4 servers with ssh login and sudo permission.

  1. Sign up for a trial version and download the installer
  2. Install clients and servers with our guided automated installer
  3. Run your applications on Quobyte for reliable, fast storage