April 04, 2011
PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2011 -- Avere Systems today announced two new FXT Series scale-out NAS appliances. The FXT 2550 and 2570 models feature faster Intel Xeon quad-core processors, more capacity on the DRAM storage tier and enhanced connectivity with six 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, in addition to dual 10GbE ports with copper or optical options.
The new FXT appliances are based on Avere's A-3 Architecture which includes three core Avere technologies: a Tiered File System that dynamically tiers data by intelligently and automatically moving it to the optimal storage tier based on demand; scale-out clustering, providing performance scaling and high availability across a cluster of up to 25 FXT appliances for up to millions of IOPS and dozens of gigabytes per second throughput; and virtualization and visibility, leveraging Avere's recently announced GNS capability to manage multiple heterogeneous NAS systems as one and allowing all clients to access all data from a single mount point, whether the NAS server is located in a local data center, remote site or in the cloud.
"These new FXT scale-out appliances leverage Avere's technical innovations to bring a next-generation NAS experience to customers who are frustrated with the management complexity, stranded storage capacity and performance bottlenecks of their current NAS installations," said Ron Bianchini, Avere President and CEO. "The FXT 2550 and 2750 appliances implement the power of our innovative A-3 architecture that not only addresses today's fundamental problems of conventional NAS technology but was designed to be extensible to support future NAS evolutions."
Avere's FXT 2550 includes 72 GB of DRAM, 1 GB of NVRAM and 3.6 TB of 15K SAS disk storage, six 1 GbE ports and two copper 10 GbE ports for $72,500. The unit can be configured with dual optical 10 GbE ports for $75,500. The FXT 2750 features the same configuration but substitutes the SAS disk tier for 512 GB of Single Level Cell SSD storage for $82,500. The dual 10 GbE optical port version sells for $85,500. All of the new FXT scale-out NAS appliances with the Avere 2.0 Operating System and global namespace are currently available.
About Avere Systems
Avere delivers breakthrough results for accelerating scale-out NAS performance, reducing NAS infrastructure costs, minimizing remote-office latency and lowering overall NAS operating costs. The company's A-3 innovative architecture solves typical NAS challenges of too many disks, poor scaling and global file access to extend the enterprise by virtualizing storage and gaining visibility of an organization's applications, clients and storage. Avere enables organizations to improve the performance of their current NAS infrastructure and lower the cost of NAS acquisition while delivering superior economics, efficiency, visibility and business agility. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
Source: Avere Systems
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