What is Cloud-Core NAS?

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 12:51 PM

Last Tuesday we officially announced a new product, the Avere C2N system. Since the announcement, we have been busy briefing industry experts who had many questions, but overall were very enthusiastic about the ease and simplicity of the product, citing the difficulty for most organizations to roll their own storage and the hesitation of enterprises to abandon exisiting investments for public and private clouds. C2N makes room for both the current and the future in one system. 

 

What is the Avere C2N System?

In case you missed it, C2N is a built-for-the-cloud NAS system that includes an all-Flash performance tier as well as an object-based capacity tier. Here's a quick video explaining the system and three important benefits.

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Topics: Data Center Management, Hybrid Cloud NAS, Private Object Storage

Three Reasons for an Enterprise Object Storage Alternative

Posted by Jeff Tabor on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Companies have many options for object storage these days, but the list narrows when this object storage needs to fit in enterprise-scale IT. While it may seem the market is overcrowded, many still struggle with finding the right fit.

As an early cloud solution vendor with a foundation in NAS, Avere has spent some time talking to customers about object storage strategies. While small and medium-sized businesses are finding some compelling option for allow shifting to object storage, those with more demanding and complex IT needs are struggling to make decisions, are finding themselves in situations where expectations are falling short, or simply are waiting for the dust to settle and a more palatable solution to present itself.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Private Object Storage

Object Storage for Active Archive

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 02:52 PM

One of the object storage use cases gaining traction is active archive, a storage library where users can relatively easily access older files compared to other archival options like tape or public cloud services for long-term cold storage like Amazon Glacier. Object storage offers a nice combination of benefits, which align well with growing collections of content — from digital media files to historical trend data commonly used by analysts in many industries.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Cloud Storage, Private Object Storage

Media Asset Management Workflow with Active Archive

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Media assets—photos, music, video, recordings, animations—are growing at an unprecedented rate. Managing these files can be challenging, but mismanagement can be costly. Digital asset management (or media asset management) includes the ingestion, annotation, cataloging, storage, retrieval and distribution of these files. 

Before getting into these challenges, let's establish that these are corporate assets—they have tremendous value to the organization and are often unique materials that would be expensive to replace or are simply not replaceable. While libraries can manage some of the largest repositorities of assets, many other industries have their own catalogs of media that support and hold significant value to the businesses. 

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Topics: Media & Entertainment, Cloud Storage, Private Object Storage

NAS Support for OpenStack Swift

Posted by Mark Eastman on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

This week, Avere added another exciting object storage partner to our growing list of supported solutions. Collaboration with SwiftStack brings much-awaited access to open-source software for creating private and public clouds.

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Topics: Cloud Storage, Private Object Storage