Avere Systems FXT Series Named 'Product to Watch' by eWEEK

Jun 15, 2010, 10:30 ET from Avere Systems

PITTSBURGH, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems, the company setting new performance benchmarks in tiered NAS with its Demand-Driven Storage™ solutions, today announced that its FXT Series has been named among the "Products to Watch" by eWEEK editors in the publication's June 7 issue.

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eWEEK editors recommend enterprise-class hardware, software and services that IT professionals should consider for their ability to create efficiencies and provide a competitive advantage. The Avere FXT Series was highlighted for its ability to separate data delivery from data retention to better and more efficiently optimize performance and capacity of NAS systems.

"Being recommended to hundreds of thousands of IT professionals who read eWEEK magazine as a 'Product to Watch' is certainly a prestigious recognition of our products' ability to improve NAS performance while providing a 5-to-1 reduction in usage of disks, power and rack space," said Ron Bianchini, co-founder and CEO of Avere Systems. "By adopting the Avere FXT Series, organizations can stop over-provisioning their storage capacity, lower the costs of maintaining and managing mass storage systems and enable the acceleration of application workloads with no disruption to their current infrastructure."

The Avere FXT contains both solid-state storage and traditional spinning media to optimize performance without compromises on all types of workloads. Reads, writes and metadata are allocated to storage media via Avere's unique approach to dynamic tiering. Allocation algorithms running on the FXT appliances monitor access frequency patterns and workload type and manage data placement on multiple internal tiers to increase performance, distribute workload in the cluster and minimize requests to the mass storage server. Movement of data occurs in real-time – not in hours or days – and occurs at the file-level or even block-level within a file. All of this is done automatically by the system – there are no complex policies to configure or update.

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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. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.


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