Policy-Based Data Management

Putting you in the driver seat or running on auto pilot – your choice.

The Quobyte file system gives you complete control when you want it and automates the rest. Administrators can use either the web webconsole GUI or CLI tooling to set policies for data storage, replication, and other features across the entire cluster. By making this process instant, simple, and easily re-configurable, you can rapidly adapt to changing business, user, and workload requirements.

Key Features
Quobyte Webconsole Policy Engine
  • Quobyte comes with expert-coded defaults that work out of the box for a majority of use cases. However, as soon as you need to take control to manage edge cases, implement organization-specific policies, or for any other reason, then you’re in the driver seat. You have full control when you want it, and we automate everything else.
  • Our powerful policy engine gives you the flexibility to adapt to changing user or business needs. For instance, instead of re-cabling or provisioning dedicated hardware for isolated workloads, just set a policy and the software will take care of the rest.
  • Tailor your policies for compliance. Regulations like GDPR and HIPAA bring strict requirements for data isolation, expiration, and immutability, and Quobyte lets you define these policies with just a few clicks.
  • Adjust the scope of your policies with ease. These span all the way from the tenant and volume level down to the most granular, individual file level. Want to save a certain subdirectory on flash but the rest on HDD? No problem. Erasure coding for .mp4 files but replication for .mp3 extensions? How about automatically encrypting any volume that has the word ‘encrypted’ in the name? You can do it with Quobyte.
  • Automatically direct data to the right place based on attributes like username, file size, age, extension, or name. For instance, tiering allows us to store small files or recently used assets in high-performance NVMe drives while directing archival and large files to cost-effective HDD. Or direct certain data to be stored on-prem, in the cloud, or both.
  • Configure redundancy mechanisms around similar parameters. A single volume can contain erasure coded files on HDD next to replicated files on flash storage — all without the users ever noticing any difference.
  • Use Quobyte’s UI or CLI tools to push out policies from anywhere. All clients will automatically receive the changes and apply them in minutes. That means no more local configurations.
  • Quobyte’s fast and fully declustered rebuilds minimally impact performance, and we don’t need to rebalance when the cluster changes either.
  • Logical hardware isolation provides comprehensive and secure tenancy options. Instead of manually partitioning drives, Quobyte can instantly and automatically allocate separate resources to different users or groups.
  • Reconfigure the policies at any time without any interruption. Unconditional simplicity and runtime configurability let you adjust data management policies as requirements change, all without ever taking the system offline.
  • Quobyte transparently moves data to new locations and recodes files to save space. Alongside Quobyte’s unified storage, this cuts down on redundant copies and reduces costs.
  • Designate quality-of-service classes, client-side cache settings, and more — all within minutes.