Quobyte is software that turns commodity servers into a reliable and highly automated data center file system. It combines latest distributed systems research with proven concepts for large-scale infrastructure. Quobyte can handle all workloads in a single consolidated deployment: from virtual machines over shared file storage to Big Data and HPC. It comes with all the benefits of a data center file system: full fault tolerance, resilience, scalability and self-management – in short, it greatly simplifies data center operations.
Founded only three years ago in Berlin, Quobyte immediately raised VC funding. Despite its young age, the company draws from nearly a decade of research and experience with the open-source distributed file system XtreemFS and from working on Google’s infrastructure. Quobyte’s customers enjoy the system’s capabilities in such diverse areas as HPC, Big Data, public OpenStack cloud infrastructure, and large-scale web services.
While working at Google, Felix Hupfeld and Björn Kolbeck noticed the ease with which surprisingly small teams were operating the storage infrastructure fueling the tech giant’s servers and services. That’s when it hit them: their previous research and development for the distributed file system XtreemFS allowed for something along the same lines. A file system framework could be decoupled from the physical hardware, liberating storage by using smart algorithms resulting in a software storage system that is self-managing, reliable and scalable – all in one package.
The two followed through with the idea and founded Quobyte in 2013. With their 10 years of experience in distributed and storage systems and reuniting some of their former teammates from XtreemFS, they used the forerunner’s best parts and rewrote Quobyte from scratch, eventually extending the feature set greatly.
Quobyte is a company that’s passionate about data center technology. We create software for next-generation data storage and help enterprises come to grips with the explosion of data. Companies that want to stay ahead of the curve and keep their operational costs have to keep innovating. Quobyte helps them focus on building business-critical applications by keeping them worry-free when it comes to storage infrastructure.
Aug 17, 2016: Quobyte Strengthens its Parallel File System with Erasure Coding (.pdf )
Aug 17, 2016: Quobyte erweitert sein paralleles Dateisystem um Erasure Coding (.pdf )
Jun 20, 2016: Quobyte und Rausch Netzwerktechnik bündeln Storagen-Kompetenzen (.pdf )
Oct 16, 2015: Quobyte Releases First Fault-tolerant Storage Solution for OpenStack (.pdf )
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Erasure-Coding ist Highlight der 1.3er Version von Quobyte – Erasures Coding is Highlight Feature in Quobyte’s 1.3 Update (Aug 25, 2016)
Quobytes paralleles Dateisystem kann nun Erasure Coding – Quobyte’s Parallel File System Now with Erasure Coding (Aug 18, 2016)
Quobyte updates ”Google-like“ storage software (Aug 18, 2016)
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Keine Panik! Bug im Linux-Kernel – Don’t Panic! A Bug in the Linux Kernel (Apr 12, 2016)
Startup Quobyte joins software-defined storage fray (July 31, 2015)
Exabyte Scale Automation Filters into New File System (June 22, 2015)
HTGF und Target Partners investieren siebenstellig in Quobyte – HTGF and Target Partners With Seven-Figure Investment in Quobyte (Sept 16, 2014)