Solution Overview - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
In this short video, Avere’s Jeff Tabor explains how Avere physical and virtual Edge filers work together to build a true hybrid cloud infrastructure. This design allows you to seamlessly access both compute and storage located in either the cloud or on-premises, helping you take advantage of object storage without ignoring your investment in traditional storage.
The Avere Cloud NAS solution is a logical extension of edge-core architecture into the cloud. The concept of edge-core is easy to understand. On the “edge,” you have the users. On the other end (in the “core”) you have your standard core filers, like NetApp or EMC Isilon. Sitting between these 2 is the FXT Edge filer. Located as close to the user as possible, these Edge filers reduce read, write, and metadata operations latency by handling those actions locally instead of having to go all the way back and forth to the core.
With this basic architecture in mind, you can see how it is easily applied to the cloud. While the core filer has changed to either public cloud (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, etc.) or private object (HGST, Cleversafe, etc.) the concept remains the same. Place the FXT’s close to the users, and these edge filers will hide latency by handling operations locally.
For a hybrid cloud infrastructure, you can use Edge filers to access both cloud and on-premises storage. Since they reduce latency across the board, you can be more confident in utilizing today’s hybrid cloud architectures. Now you are able to benefit from object storage efficiencies without being burdened by latency, and you can maximize your existing storage infrastructure while maintaining high performance.