High-Performance File Systems for Hybrid Cloud NAS

Customers have found a home for Avere’s storage performance solutions in infrastructures supporting the most demanding post-production houses to some of the world's largest companies. The one thing they all have in common? They all need to deliver high-performance to users while efficiently managing storage resources, whether they are traditional NAS arrays, object storage, or provided by public cloud partners. 

Avere helps IT solve some of the most challenging problems, from connecting heterogeneous storage resources to extending the life of aging core filers.

Our technologies are founded on a few key ideas – optimizing the use of fast, flash-based storage to reduce latency to applications and users, separating performance from capacity, and securing flexibility in where data can be stored. Customers use Avere to gain measurable benefits in common enterprise IT situations:

  • Eliminating latency between users and remote storage like public cloud providers or colos
  • Avoiding expensive fork-lift upgrades of storage resources
  • Preventing the overprovisioning of storage to gain capacity
  • Supporting remote locations with WAN optimization
  • Ability to transparently move data between NAS and lower-cost cloud options
  • Accessing cloud compute resources without moving large data sets
  • Running non-native applications in the cloud
  • Support cloud-first policies
  • Mitigating sprawling data centers or consolidation of data centers

 

Low Latency Access to Data

Inside our FXT Edge filers, you’ll find that we’ve built fast, flash capacity to cache data closest to users to reduce latency and reducing the load off of the core filers 50:1. The Avere OS identifies the most active data and stores it in the cache and automatically moves the data back to its storage location as it cools.

 

Performance Vs. Capacity

Avere is built on the principle of separating performance from capacity in storage — Edge-Core Architecture.

The Edge filer manages performance, while the core filer, whether this is on premises storage or in the cloud, manages capacity. Dynamic tiering in Avere OS assures that as data activity levels change, so does the location in the tier hierarchy, keeping the most active data on the fastest storage.

 

Store Data Anywhere

From Avere’s beginning, the mission was to change the way companies bought and used large storage systems. By separating performance from capacity, Avere created new options to get the most out of expensive capacity-driven NAS systems allowing for higher throughput and low latency without drastically increasing maintenance and footprints.

As public cloud storage and private object storage move into the mainstream, Avere continues its mission to create solutions that allow data owners to leverage the resources that help them run their businesses most efficiently. Enabling cloud compute and object storage to easily become part of a hybrid IT topology, companies can focus on core objectives and goals with flexibility and ease.

Hybrid Cloud Diagram