Storage Infrastructure

Whether you’re managing four nodes or four thousand, Quobyte is the right solution for large-scale storage infrastructure. Between comprehensive multi-tenancy, hardware management, and other key features, the Quobyte file system excels at handling big data, enterprise workloads, and the most demanding applications.

Multi-Tenancy
Quobyte Webconsole Policy Engine
  • Completely isolate tenants on the file system level to guarantee performance isolation, data privacy and comply with stringent industry and legal regulations.
  • Tenant administrators can access Quobyte from their management interface of choice: webconsole GUI, CLI, or API. This provides the same look and feel as having one’s own Quobyte cluster.
  • Set global and tenant quotas while maintaining the flexibility to expand with oversubscription within tenant quotas.
  • Configure optional hardware isolation settings through runtime configurable policy-based management. Isolate tenants for performance or legal reasons, or opt to share hardware for cost efficiency or optimal resource sharing.
  • Logically separate tenants based on IP filters, X.509 certificate, or access keys. The latter enables users from multiple tenants to share the same client machine – for example, for Kubernetes.
Flexibility and Agility
  • Meet changing business or user requirements by adding or removing servers or drives within minutes and without any interruption. Quobyte enables fast, unlimited linear scaling.
  • Improve metadata performance by switching between dedicated metadata and shared data/metadata nodes on the fly.
  • Use different hardware configurations within the same cluster. For instance, provision high-performance NVMe servers for production alongside high-density HDD servers for archival.
  • Quobyte never forces rebalances or cluster changes. Instead, you’re in full control of optional rebalancing, either in the background or at specific times of day.
  • Hardware agnosticism lets you deploy anywhere.
MyQuobyte Tab
  • All non-admin users can access their MyQuobyte tab for in-depth insights. These include:
    • volume usage
    • file count
    • quotas
    • groups
    • access keys
  • Client-side access keys are especially important. Instead of requesting access keys from an administrator, who then must manually generate them, users can simply create them for S3, Kubernetes, or any other native Quobyte client.
API First
  • Control everything via our JSON REST API:
    provision volumes, set quotas, change policies and more
  • Quobyte’s API lets you easily hook storage infrastructure into automation tools and self-service infrastructure.
Hardware Management
Quobyte Webconsole Policy Engine
  • Real-time monitoring of device performance and data integrity.
  • Automatic detection and formatting of new devices.
  • Immediate error notifications via mobile, desktop, or email.
  • Quobyte simplifies administration by automatically formatting and fstrimming drives to optimize storage space.
Monitoring
Quobyte Grafana Dashboard
  • Quobyte is a fully transparent open system that gives you a full picture of what’s happening on your clusters at any given time. Take snapshots, track trends, and run analytics.
  • Compatible with Prometheus, Grafana, and the Consul API.
  • Check out our Grafana dashboard here
QoS Classes and Fairness
  • Assign appropriate QoS to data and metadata based on policies like file size, creator, extension, and more.
  • Fairness between users with same QoS class ensures that even large-scale jobs can't monopolize metadata performance.
  • Prioritize tasks into four QoS classes: high, normal, low, and background. This hierarchical structure always gives precedent to higher class workloads over lower ones.
  • Background tasks use whatever’s leftover for tasks like automated data integrity checks, file scrubbing, and deleting expired files.