Avere Demonstrates the Elimination of 'Flash Islands' at VMworld

Introduces NAS Optimization Enhancements to Boost Performance in Virtualized Environments

Aug 27, 2012, 08:30 ET from Avere Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems, the leading provider of NAS Optimization, will demonstrate how its revolutionary FXT Edge filers can be used to build shareable, scalable, VM-aware Flash storage at VMworld 2012 and eliminate the practice of building expensive and isolated 'Flash Islands' throughout the enterprise. It will also be displaying newly introduced FlashRead and FlashWrite capabilities for virtualized environments.

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Avere will be offering conference attendees scratch-off lottery tickets for an 'Escape from Flash Island' contest, with a chance to win a BIC ACS Stand-Up Paddle Board (valued at over $1,000 MSRP) and other prizes such as gift cards, T-shirts and more.  

Both activities will take place at VMworld 2012 in Booth No. 2513 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco August 29-30. Lottery tickets will be available throughout the show during exhibition hours and the grand prize drawing will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29th.

"In much the same way that we tamed enterprise storage sprawl through the elimination of 'NAS islands,' we are now able to eliminate 'Flash Islands' with highly scalable, highly shareable VM-aware pools of Flash that ensures that applications always have access to the fastest storage media," said Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems.  "And the introduction of FlashRead and FlashWrite equips organizations with the most powerful, efficient and flexible storage solutions available to complement their virtualized environments."

FlashRead™ and FlashWrite™ for Virtualized Environments

FlashRead automatically places hot data blocks on Flash media contained within FXT Series Edge filers to accelerate the performance of read operations.  The hottest blocks are then automatically replicated on multiple Edge filers within an FXT Series cluster to provide parallel access and maximum performance for VDI boot storms.

FlashWrite provides unique write acceleration by terminating all write operations on the NVRAM and Flash media contained within FXT Series Edge filers.  FlashWrite offloads HDD storage from write-heavy applications such as VMware and provides a cost-effective alternative to deploying shelves of high speed HDDs to handle such workloads.  FlashWrite mirrors all write data to multiple filers within an FXT Series cluster to ensure data is highly available. Both FlashRead and FlashWrite are generally available to existing Avere customers as part of AOS 3.0.

About VMworld
VMworld, hosted by VMware, provides attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to leverage virtualization and the cloud to deliver truly transformative business results.  Thousands of IT technical professionals and business decision-makers from organizations of all sizes attend the five-day event in the Moscone Center in San Francisco to explore the leading edge of the industry's most-powerful trend.  VMworld offers informative Breakout Sessions and Hands-on Lab training, plus access to a wealth of technology partners to discuss virtualization best practices, building a private cloud, leveraging the public cloud, managing desktops as a service, virtualizing enterprise applications and more.  Additional information about this year's VMworld conference is available at http://www.vmworld.com

About Avere Systems
Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new storage media using real-time tiering. Avere's FXT Series Edge filers allow organizations to achieve unlimited application performance scaling, free applications from the confines of the data center by eliminating latency and cut storage costs by more than half. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.

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