reference deployment

Qumulo Studio Q on AWS

A postproduction platform for remote video editing at unmatched speeds

With Qumulo Studio Q on Amazon Web Services (AWS), content creators, editors, and artists in various geographical locations can work on video editing projects at the same speed and efficiency as if they were located in the same studio using the same local data center for processing and file storage. Video editing teams can work remotely and still meet the demands for high-quality video content. 

This Quick Start combines Qumulo's petabyte-scale file data platform and Teradici's PC over IP (PCoIP) services so that creative teams can store, manage, and create projects with Adobe Premiere Pro through a user-friendly interface on AWS. 

This Quick Start builds a Qumulo cluster and one or more editorial workstations all hosted on AWS with options for 1 and 12-TB usable capacity. Workstations are built on the AWS G4dn family of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with NVIDIA T4 graphics processing units (GPUs) and a Teradici PCoIP agent on the workstation. You can optionally add more workstations as a postdeployment step.

See also the Qumulo Cloud Q Quick Start, which provisions a 1-TB to 6-PB cluster of Qumulo file-storage nodes on AWS.

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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:

    • 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.*
    • An internet gateway to allow communication between the VPC and the internet.*
    • In the public subnet:
      • A managed network address translation (NAT) gateway to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnet.*
      • An Elastic IP address to allow the Amazon EC2 instance to communicate with the internet. 
      • One or more editorial workstations hosted on an EC2 G4dn instance running Windows Server 2019. The server is accessed through Teradici PCoIP and configured with Adobe Premiere Pro with a pop-up per-boot cycle for logging in to Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • In the private subnet: 
      • A cluster of four Qumulo Core EC2 instances providing 1 or 12-TB of usable capacity.
      • Multiple Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes connected to the Qumulo cluster. 
      • An EC2 T3 provisioner instance that is removed after provisioning Qumulo. 
      • An Active Directory domain controller and local Domain Name System (DNS) server hosted on an EC2 M5 instance. 
      • A Lambda function to collect metrics from the Qumulo cluster and send them to Amazon CloudWatch.
      • A Lambda function to monitor the health of EBS volumes, automatically replace unhealthy volumes, and deliver SNS notifications through Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS).

    * 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 infrastructure, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. A standard deployment takes about 40 minutes and includes these steps:

    1. Sign in to your AWS account. If you don't have an account, sign up at
    2. Subscribe to the AWS Marketplace Amazon Machine Images. 
    3. Choose one of the following options to launch the Quick Start. Before you create the stack, choose the AWS Region from the top toolbar.
    4. Test the deployment. 

    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 two subscriptions: one to the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for Qumulo (either the 1 TB or 12 TB usable capacity option) and one to the AMI for Teradici, both of which are available from AWS Marketplace. 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.

    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, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports

    For questions or to request a proof-of-concept, contact Qumulo at