Around the Storage Block

Catching up with Qumulo


With the recent introduction of NVMe with HPE and Qumulo, I thought catching up on things would be a good idea. Joining me on this podcast, ATSB #281, is Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Products and Solutions at Qumulo. 

A brief introduction

This was supposed to be my last blog post of 2020 but I was deep into the holiday spirit and didn't publish it. Oops! It was my podcast in 2020, and I did NOT forget to publish it. In the podcast, we'll look at HPE and Qumulo.  I did a podcast and demo with Qumulo last year that if you didn't see it or don't remember it, you should check it out. 

Here's what Ben and I discussed:

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  • 00:00 - 02:45  Introduction, HPE and Qumulo relationship
  • 02:45 -  05:10  Ideal file workloads with Qumulo and with which HPE Servers, introducing NVMe.
  • 05:10 - 08:35  Why NVMe for file services: what kinds of customers and workloads
  • 08:35 - 11:20  What did you have to do within Qumulo to support NVMe?
  • 11:20 - 14:00  How does Qumulo fit within a hybrid cloud focus?
  • 14:00 - 16:25 How do HPE GreenLake and Qumulo come together? 
  • 16:25 - 21:00  Why did Qumulo focus on real-time visibility and why is it important?
  • 21:00 - 23:45  What else is important to know about Qumulo? (Hint: Quality software and APIs)
  • 23:45 - 27:15  What are Qumulo and HPE doing that make our customers really happy?
  • 27:15 - 28:10 Wrap-up

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About The Storage Godfather (formerly HPEStorageGuy)

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I'm Calvin Zito and November 2020 marks 37 years with HP/HPE. I've worked in HPE Storage since 1990. I was recently recognized as a 10 time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active participant in communities, I've blogged for over 13 years. I'm also an avid Boise State fan - and excited that they've just decided to play this fall! You can find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito. If you don't follow me on Twitter, please do it now! You can also contact me via email

Calvin Zito
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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I have worked at HPE since 1983, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I'm expanding into other areas of focus at HPE like HPE GreenLake, compute, containers, AI, and more. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage. Find my podcast at