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Avere and Fujitsu Team Up to Offer 100/100/100 Storage Solution
New Bundled Solution Provides Customers With Unmatched Capacity, Performance and Price for Network Attached Storage
Santa Clara, Calif. – October 16, 2012 – Avere Systems, a leader in optimized network attached storage (NAS), today announced its intent to develop a new joint solution with Fujitsu to provide customers with 100TB of capacity and 100,000 IOPs for $100,000 (US). Labeled the “100/100/100” bundle, the new solution marries the Fujitsu Core filer with UDS NAS controllers and ETERNUS® DX80 S2 Disk Storage System with a two-node Avere FXT 3100 Edge filer cluster, delivering a high capacity, high-performance solution at an extremely attractive price point. The 100/100/100 bundled solution helps customers optimize their NAS environments by boosting application performance while significantly cutting CAPEX and OPEX costs. The joint solution is scalable to 2.5 million IOPs and 2PB in storage for ultimate flexibility in keeping up with growing volumes of data.
“Avere’s Edge filers give customers the ability to easily scale performance for the most demanding application workloads, while the Fujitsu storage systems delivers high-capacity along with rich data management functionality. Together, our products deliver the best of both worlds to our combined customer base in a fully supported bundled solution,” said Bill King, Executive Vice President, Platform Products Group of Fujitsu America.
The Fujitsu system features dual active/active UDS NAS controllers with high availability failover, Symantec FileStore OS, 256 snapshots and standard 4x 1GbE connectivity. Its ETERNUS DX80 S2 Disk Storage System includes 1x control enclosure with dual RAID controllers and 12x 3.5-inch disks, 3x disk enclosures with 12x 3.5-inch disks each and 48x 3TB 7.2k SAS disks. 10GbE connectivity is optionally available and the unit can be expanded with additional drives up to 2PB. It includes a 3-year warranty, including NBD parts replacement.
The Avere 2-node FXT 3100 cluster provides 96GB RAM with 2GB NVRAM and 4.8TB of SAS disk storage, 12 1GbE ports and four copper 10GbE ports. Performance is 100k ops/sec for a rendering application workload, expandable to 2.5 million ops/sec. Avere's Edge filer, built on the latest Avere Operating System (AOS), enables automatic tiering of data for optimal performance, clustering of up to 50 nodes for linear performance scaling and high availability, advance monitoring to provide deep visibility into the entire NAS environment and a global namespace for managing all storage as a single pool.
“The combined Avere-Fujitsu solution helps businesses overcome the challenges of achieving high performance from data storage without the high cost of traditional storage solutions that require buyers to overprovision due to antiquated architectures or overspend on the fastest storage media,” said Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems. “And they can feel secure in the knowledge that their data is protected by a comprehensive set of Fujitsu management functionality and jointly supported by both companies and our selling partners.”
The Avere-Fujitsu bundle is available within 30 days through select channel partners. To locate partners, please visit http://www.averesystems.com/Partners_FindPartners.aspx or http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/www/content/reseller_program/
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu America
Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.
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