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Qumulo Selected by AlwaysOn as a 2015 OnCloud Company to Watch


SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2015) - Qumulo, a stealth-mode enterprise data storage startup, today announced that it has been named one of the 2015 OnCloud Companies to Watch by AlwaysOn. Winners of this award were chosen based on their leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Qumulo was specially chosen by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Founded by the inventors of scale-out NAS at Isilon Systems (acquired by EMC for $2.5B in 2010), Qumulo is reimagining enterprise storage and has attracted a team of proven entrepreneurs from Wily Technology (acquired by CA Technologies), Amazon Web Services, Google, Adobe, and Microsoft. Qumulo recently announced $40 million in Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers bringing the total investment in the company to $67 million. Qumulo's mission is to be the company the world trusts to store, manage, and curate its data forever.

"Qumulo is honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn, our peers and the IT industry as one of the top emerging companies that is bringing the cloud to the enterprise and the enterprise to the future," said Peter Godman, co-founder and CEO of Qumulo. "Qumulo is enabling enterprises to understand, manage, and maximize business value from the billions and trillions of files that they are increasingly required to store -- using either on premise infrastructure, cloud-based infrastructure, or a hybrid combination of both. Customers are thrilled to see cloud technologies designed into a brand new scale-out storage architecture from the beginning rather than being bolted on to a technology base that pre-dated cloud."

Qumulo and other OnCloud Companies to Watch winners will be honored at AlwaysOn's 6th annual OnCloud event on February 26, 2015, at the College of San Mateo in Palo Alto, CA.

To learn more and to view the full list of AlwaysOn OnCloud Companies to Watch winners, visit: http://aonetwork.com/blogs/Unveiling-the-OnCloud-50-Companies-Watch.

About Qumulo
Qumulo is an enterprise data storage company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Qumulo was founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, and has attracted a team of storage pioneers from Isilon, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft. Qumulo's mission is to be the company the world trusts to store, manage, and curate its data forever. The company is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Highland Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners, and is currently in stealth. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn's mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.