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Avere Systems CEO Ron Bianchini to Address Attendees at SNW
PITTSBURGH – April 5, 2010 – Avere Systems, the company setting new performance benchmarks in tiered NAS with its Demand-Driven Storage™ solutions, today announced that company co-founder and CEO Ron Bianchini will be a presenter at SNW Spring 2010 addressing “Dynamic Tiering - Taking Advantage of the Best of HDDs and Solid State” as part of the Solid State Track April 12th at 1:55 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Avere will showcase its FXT Series appliances in Booth 412 throughout the conference April 12-15.
Bianchini will talk about how to build a NAS architecture that can dynamically tier data onto the most appropriate media - HDDs or Solid State Disks - while walking through several real-world case studies of tiering in action. By combining SSD and HDD in a dynamic tiered storage architecture that reduces equipment acquisition costs while increasing operational efficiencies, companies can improve performance and increase capacity in response to real-time business demands for the same or lower price as alternative storage solutions.
“As corporate demand for improved speed in storage, networking and applications increases, the interest in switching to a SSD-based architecture is growing, but with budget pressures forcing IT to do more with less, the cost is not easy to justify,” said Bianchini. “But by taking advantage of low-cost, high-capacity SATA drives in conjunction with SSDs in a dynamically tiered solution, companies can leverage cost savings while improving speed and performance for a better overall experience at a fraction of the price of traditional NAS deployments -- exactly the type of thing that we've been doing with our FXT Series of tiered NAS appliances.”
Avere's 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. 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.
SNW is the world’s largest event for IT executives/managers, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure and business continuity. Offering more than 150 educational sessions, SNW provides attendees with an opportunity to gain reliable, firsthand knowledge from IT experts and visionaries in the industry. More information about the event is available online at http://www.snwusa.com