Avere Provides Unlimited Application Performance Scaling and Powerful Insight Into Storage Networks With Latest NAS Optimization Solutions

New FXT Models and Larger Cluster Size Deliver Up to 150TB of Flash Tiering

Oct 11, 2011, 08:25 ET from Avere Systems

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems today introduced its latest NAS optimization solutions that enable unlimited application performance scaling, provide access to business-critical applications from anywhere and cut storage costs by more than half.

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Avere's new FXT 3000 and FXT 4000 series NAS appliances scale performance separately from capacity to effortlessly achieve millions of IOPS while their clustered architecture makes scaling fast and easy.  The ability to place FXT nodes across the wide-area from the storage servers eliminates the latency penalty for remote application access, delivering access to data where and when it is needed.  And by further lowering CAPEX in conjunction with the lowest OPEX in the industry, Avere solutions continue to push the envelope in driving up performance while simultaneously reducing footprint and cost.

New 3000 and 4000 FXT Models

Avere's FXT 3200 features 96 GB of RAM and 4.8 TB of SAS disk storage, six 1GbE ports and two copper 10GbE ports; with the FXT 3500 offering 144 GB of RAM and 9 TB of SAS disk storage.  Avere's FXT Flash-based 4200 offers 96 GB of RAM and 1.6 TB of SSD; while the FXT 4500 provides 144 GB of RAM and 3 TB of SSD.

Avere's NAS optimization solutions feature a tiered file system that organizes data across RAM, SSD, SAS and SATA tiers to effectively provide a 5:1 reduction in disks, power and rack space.  The new FXT 3000 and FXT 4000 series hardware platforms are designed for even greater scalability and efficiency, doubling the amount of appliances that can be clustered to 50 and providing as much as 7 TB of RAM and hundreds of terabytes of SAS or SSD capacity on a single cluster.

Pricing and Availability

The FXT 3000 Series starts at $72,500.  Pricing for the FXT 4000 Series starts at $99,500.  Both products are available within 30 days. Additional information about the new FXT series is available at http://www.averesystems.com/Products_FXT.aspx

"With the newest series of FXT appliances, we have continued building upon the hallmarks of Avere innovation by providing customers with the ability to take application performance scaling to new heights," said Ron Bianchini, Avere President and CEO.  "When combined with the ability to understand storage network usage patterns like never before, our NAS optimization solutions give customers the resources to use the storage infrastructure for competitive advantage. "

Advanced Analytics Offer Powerful Insight

In addition to new FXT models, the latest Avere Operating System (AOS) release delivers new advanced analytic functionality that allows storage administrators an unprecedented view into storage performance with:

  • The ability to create, save and export customizable graphs and graph sets
  • Enhanced "click and grab" graph manipulation tools, such as sliders that allow users to move through selected periods and pan and hover capabilities
  • Comparisons of multiple statistics, such as performance and latency, on the same time axis
  • Comparisons of a single statistic at multiple time points
  • Histograms and heat maps

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 products 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.

Judy Smith
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