Avere Vaults into First Place With Industry-Record Benchmark of 1.56 Million IOPS

FXT Series shatters SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark, leapfrogs past competition

Nov 15, 2011, 15:06 ET from Avere Systems

SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems' FXT Series has established new performance standards and bested former benchmark leaders NetApp and EMC in the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark test. Test results show across-the-board superior results for Avere in throughput, latency and footprint, clearly demonstrating the dramatic impact its NAS optimization products have on scaling application performance at a fraction of the cost and space of legacy NAS solutions.

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Results were achieved during testing of a 44-node cluster of Avere FXT 3500 appliances using the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 benchmark. The system achieved a record-setting combination of 1,564,404 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of .99ms ORT (overall response time). Only 752 disks and 104 rack units were used in the test configuration, 1/4th the amount used by the previous benchmark leader.

"For years, buyers of traditional storage solutions have struggled with trade-offs between performance and cost," said Ron Bianchini, Avere President and CEO. "With Avere's NAS optimization products, they no longer have to make that choice, instead getting both the highest NAS performance and the best cost options for both upfront acquisition as well as ongoing operational expenses – with independent benchmark results that prove it."

"Outperforming solutions from the two largest storage vendors in benchmark testing clearly shows the Avere FXT Series to be an outstanding offering to an industry that needs to satisfy ever-increasing throughput requirements while adhering to an era of ever-increasing austerity," said Arun Taneja, founder and Consulting Analyst of Taneja Group. "By delivering off-the-chart performance numbers in a much smaller footprint, organizations will not only save in the initial capital expense of purchasing of the NAS appliances, but will also see benefits in the significantly lower OPEX costs to run and manage such a solution over the years."

Results of the Avere's latest SPECsfs 08 NFS testing results can be found on the SPEC website at: http://www.spec.org/sfs2008/results/sfs2008nfs.html

A full comparison – including cost – of Avere's performance compared to EMC Isilon and NetApp are available online at http://www.averesystems.com/performance

About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 70 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.

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.

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