Avere vFXT for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

The Avere vFXT is an enterprise-scale clustered file system built for the cloud.

Cloud Bursting to Google Compute Engine

Avere Virtual FXT (vFXT) Edge filers act as network-attached storage (NAS) within Google Compute Engine, freeing your data to remain on-premises, while giving you complete functionality. The Avere vFXT works to:

  • Connect your on-premises storage to Google Compute Engine services
  • Support for NFS, SMB and multi-protocol workloads
  • Allows you to offset peaks in compute demand with GCP’s pay-as-you-go services without moving large data sets from existing storage
  • Hides latency to cloud compute resources with cloud caching
  • Provides easy scaling from 3 to 24 nodes to meet growing demands in shorter periods of time
  • Reduces cloud compute costs by as much as 90% by using less of expensive Google Persistent Disk during processing
  • Eliminates the need to expand owned compute capacity, reducing data center footprint and supporting data center consolidation
  • Allows for use of Google Preemptive VMs for additional savings

Enterprises and companies working within HPC environments see immediate benefits of flexibility and agility to match compute resources with business demands quickly and easily.

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Clustered File System for GCP – Cloud NAS

When using both Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage resources, you can use the vFXT to create an enterprise-grade NAS in the public cloud, eliminating the silos between these resources. Leverage low-cost Google Cloud Storage for applications running on Google Compute Engine servers.

Like for cloud bursting, Avere Cloud NAS with the vFXT for GCP gives you:

  • Scalability – clustering up to 24 nodes
  • Low Data Latency – powerful cloud cache tiers data for optimal performance
  • Secure AES 256-encryption
  • Protection with Cloud Snapshots
  • Insights with powerful analytics
  • Reduce Cost – Google Cloud Storage costs up to 17x less than SSD persistent disks in Google Compute Engine

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Avere vFXT Configurations for Google Cloud Platform



  • 52GB DRAM
  • 1TB or 4TB Persistent SSD, or 1.5TB or 3TB Local SSD
  • 16Gb Ethernet

GCP N1-HighMEM-32

  • 208GB DRAM
  • 1TB or 4TB Persistent SSD, or 1.5TB or 3TB Local SSD
  • 16Gb Ethernet