Avere Systems FXT Series Competing for Top Honors in 'Product of the Year' Awards

Company's NAS appliances chosen by Storage magazine, SearchStorage.com for demonstrating 'exceptional innovation, functionality, value'

Jan 19, 2010, 12:16 ET from Avere Systems

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems, an emerging company focused on delivering Demand-Driven Storage solutions, today announced that its FXT Series of NAS appliances is one of the finalists named to Storage magazine's and SearchStorage.com's "2009 Product of the Year" awards. The FXT Series dynamically moves data between Solid State and HDD tiers, yielding higher performance and lower costs while avoiding over-provisioning of storage capacity, inefficient use of limited data center space and wasted power consumption.

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Nominated in the "Disk and Disk Subsystems" category, Avere's FXT Series is among nine finalists competing for the top prize against products from industry leaders Dell, EMC Corp. and Sun Microsystems, among others.  The annual Product of the Year awards are presented by the editors of TechTarget's Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com, honoring storage technology based on its innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability and unique functionality.  Winners will be announced in February.

"We are thrilled to have been named a finalist in one of the industry's most prestigious 'Product of the Year' awards in only our first year of eligibility," said Rebecca Thompson, VP Marketing of Avere Systems. "The acknowledgment of our FXT Series as a finalist is a testament to the innovation, efficiency and utility of the appliance-based tiered NAS approach we've introduced to the market."

With the FXT Series, business demand for rapid data access is met by storing active client data on a cluster of high-performance FXT appliances. The FXT moves inactive data to a legacy NAS file server that is optimized for capacity and data retention.  System performance scales linearly by adding additional appliances to the FXT cluster and capacity scales by adding disk storage to the NAS file server or mass storage system.  Decoupling storage network performance from the available disk capacity enables Avere to deliver enterprise-class application performance while slashing acquisition costs by 60 percent and ongoing operating costs by a 5:1 ratio on average.

About Avere Systems

Avere provides Demand-Driven Storage™ solutions that dynamically organize data in response to business demand. The Avere FXT Series enables faster application performance at dramatically lower cost by intelligently moving active data between traditional storage devices and FXT appliances. The FXT Series appliances tier data on SSD and HDD media and can be clustered for maximum scalability. www.averesystems.com



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