reference deployment

Qumulo Studio Q on AWS

A postproduction platform for remote video editing

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 Partner Solution 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 Partner Solution 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.

For more information about provisioning a 1 TB–6 PB cluster of Qumulo file-storage nodes, refer to Qumulo Cloud Q on AWS.

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

  •  What you'll build
  • The Partner Solution 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 Partner Solution into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy this Partner Solution, follow the steps in the deployment guide, which includes these steps. The stack takes about 40 minutes to launch.

    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 Partner Solution. 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 this solution.  

  •  Costs and licenses
  • This Partner Solution 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 Partner Solution reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Partner Solution.

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

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

    This solution includes 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 a solution, create AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track associated costs. 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, refer to What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?