reference deployment

Qumulo Cloud Q on AWS

Manage petabytes of unstructured data

This Qumulo Cloud Q Quick Start deploys a 1 TB–6 PB cluster of Qumulo file-storage nodes to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The Qumulo multiprotocol file-data platform delivers enterprise-scale performance for compute-intensive workloads.

For more information about the Qumulo platform for remote, collaborative video editing on AWS, refer to the Qumulo Studio Q Quick StartFor more information, refer to the Qumulo knowledge base.

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This Quick Start was developed by Qumulo in collaboration with AWS. Qumulo is an AWS Partner.   

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • The Quick Start sets up the following:

    • Two Availability Zones: one for the Qumulo cluster and another that you could use for a disaster recovery Qumulo cluster.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnet, a managed network address translation (NAT) gateway to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnet.
    • In the private subnet:
      • A cluster of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that run the Qumulo Core software. (Qumulo uses the term node instead of instance.)
      • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes, which store the files for the Qumulo cluster.
      • A provisioner EC2 instance (node), which automatically stops running after provisioning the Qumulo cluster. It automatically restarts during stack updates.
      • (Optional) An Amazon Route 53 hosted zone to configure DNS A records for the cluster.
    • AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) to use a customer managed key for encryption of EBS volumes.
    • AWS Secrets Manager to store credentials.
    • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage roles.
    • Amazon CloudWatch to log metrics for the Qumulo cluster and access a CloudWatch dashboard for the cluster.
    • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to send alerts for EBS volume anomalies and EC2-instance recovery events.
    • AWS Systems Manager for monitoring and storing the Qumulo cluster's provisioning state.
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for populating content on the Qumulo cluster.
    • AWS Lambda to collect metrics for the Qumulo cluster and monitor EBS volume health. (Qumulo refers to Lambda as Sidecar.)

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy Qumulo Cloud Q on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The automated deployment process takes about 15 minutes. Follow these steps:

    1. Sign in to your AWS account. If you don't have an account, sign up at
    2. Subscribe to a Qumulo AWS Marketplace Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
    3. Launch the Quick Start. (Before you create the stack, choose the AWS Region from the top toolbar. You can deploy this Quick Start in all AWS Regions except those in China. You can deploy it in AWS Local Zones and on AWS Outposts.) Choose one of the following options:
    4. Test the deployment.
    5. Complete the postdeployment steps.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • This Quick Start requires a subscription to an AWS Marketplace AMI for Qumulo. It supports all Qumulo AWS Marketplace offerings. The 1-TB and 12-TB offerings are free for 30 days. Additional pricing, terms, and conditions may apply. 

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services and any third-party licenses used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, refer to the pricing pages for each AWS service you use. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, create AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track costs associated with the Quick Start. These reports deliver billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. They provide cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and aggregate the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, refer to  What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?