FXT Series Edge filers provide the CPU processing and high-performance storage media that enable Avere to optimize NAS environments. FXT Edge filers support clustering to provide a scalable high-performance tier that can be shared by all devices in the NAS environment, including clients, servers, and storage.
High-Performance Storage Media
Each FXT Series Edge filer contains DRAM and NVRAM to accelerate the read, write, and metadata performance of hot data, or data that is currently most active. Each FXT Edge filer also contains Flash SSDs and/or SAS HDDs to store a large working set of warm data, or data that was recently hot and/or likely to become hot soon. FXT Edge filers provide 10Gb and 1Gb Ethernet interfaces for connectivity to Core filers, which store cold or not recently accessed data, and application clients and servers through standard Ethernet network switches.
Avere FXT Series Edge filers are compact, highly reliable, and provide redundant network ports and power. FXT Edge filers are offered in the following models.
FXT 4500: 144GB DRAM, 2GB NVRAM, 3TB Flash SSD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
FXT 4200: 96GB DRAM, 2GB NVRAM, 1.6TB Flash SSD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
FXT 3800: 144GB DRAM, 2GB NVRAM, 0.8TB Flash SSD, 7.8TB SAS HDD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
FXT 3500: 144GB DRAM, 2GB NVRAM, 9TB SAS HDD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
FXT 3200: 96GB DRAM, 2GB NVRAM, 4.8TB SAS HDD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
FXT 3100: 48GB DRAM, 1GB NVRAM, 2.4TB SAS HDD, 2 10Gb ports, and 6 1Gb ports
All FXT Edge filers support clustering with linear scaling to 50 nodes per cluster. Hence, FXT cluster hardware capabilities are equal to the sum of all included FXT nodes.