Avere Systems: Joining Microsoft to bring Scalable Hybrid Solutions With Azure

Posted by Ron Bianchini on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

When we started Avere Systems in 2008, our founding ideology was to use fast, flash-based storage in the most efficient, effective manner possible in the datacenter. Along the way, our team of file systems experts created a technology that not only optimized critical on-premises storage resources but also enabled enterprises to move mission-critical, high performance application workloads to the cloud. Avere’s cloud solutions provide low-latency data access to datacenter storage resources, remote offices and the public cloud. Our customers efficiently share both storage and compute resources across multiple data centers, and effectively implement and use private and public cloud infrastructures.
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Topics: Hybrid Cloud NAS, Technology Community

5 Predictions for What's Coming in 2018

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

As we wind down the year, we took some time to have some fun by asking two of our most vocal employees about what they predict 2018 to bring. Technical Director, Dan Nydick, and Director of Cloud Products, Scott Jeschonek, narrowed down all of their thoughts and settled on the following five trends that deserved to be captured as their official new year predictions.

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Topics: Cloud Storage, Technology Community, Cloud Compute

2018 Outlook: Howard Marks Shares Insights on Data Center Trends

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

A swath of revolutionary new technologies are transforming the once static data center into a highly dynamic environment. Driving this innovation are the demands of today’s modern applications and workloads which require new levels of agility and performance. In a recent webinar with Avere, Founder and chief scientist at DeepStorage.net, Howard Marks, discussed some of the major 2018 data center trends that IT should be paying close attention to––including orchestration, containers and hybrid cloud––and why these are ripe for adoption. Let's review his thoughts as we get ready for the new year to begin.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Data Center Management, Technology Community

The New FXT 5850 Edge Filer for High-Performance Hybrid Architectures

Posted by Jeff Tabor on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

When we launched the Avere 5000 Series last year, the FXT 5600 model added the most performance, density, and capacity. Customers quickly adopted it to support cloud-ready workflows that demanded performance.

But, one thing is for certain, fast today is not fast tomorrow. And, we keep developing to let these workloads run in both the cloud and on-premises at their optimal performance. Our next step is the introduction of the Avere FXT 5850 Edge filer, which delivers double the performance, capacity and network bandwidth as the Avere FXT 5600.

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, NFS Acceleration, Technology Community

One Theorem You Should Understand Before Shifting Applications to the Cloud

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Not understanding the give and take that exists between consistency, availability and partition tolerance has caused more than a few headaches as people try to shift and optimize applications in the cloud. Like those basic rules you learned in kindergarten, this is one of the biggies to keep in the back of your head now that you're all grown up and working in information technology.

While in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, we jumped at the opportunity to let our CEO and former Carnegie Mellon professor return to the board to review the CAP theorem. Grab a cup of coffee and watch this interactive discussion on the give and take between these three important characteristics of computing.

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Topics: Data Center Management, Technology Community, Cloud Compute

Building IT Flexibility Right for Industry 4.0

Posted by Andy Chan on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 03:18 PM

Industry 4.0 might not be a household name today but it is already having an impact in manufacturing. It is where manufacturing becomes a confluence of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and big data analytics managed by Artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to quality control and production monitoring, it can dictate simple decisions as autonomously as possible.

Adopting this shift can be both rewarding and challenging. In this blog post, I will look at its upside and how Avere can help overcome some of those challenges.

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Topics: Data Center Management, Hybrid Cloud NAS, Technology Community

Increasing Cloud File Accessibility in DevOps Environments

Posted by Andy Chan on Wed, Oct 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

DevOps environments can overcome cloud limitations by bridging on-premises resources with the public cloud using its high-performance file system technologies. In our last post (Part one of this two-part series) on using the cloud in DevOps environments, we discussed why it is beneficial to teams, but also reviewed the limitations that must be addressed. In this article, we'll discuss how to do that with Avere FXT technology.

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud NAS, Technology Community, Cloud Compute

Why Cloud for DevOps

Posted by Andy Chan on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 09:57 AM

DevOps is a software development framework pairing development and operations together to enable a speedy and agile workflow. The goal is to address critical business needs by combining traditionally separate business units together into a single working team. It’s designed to break down interdepartmental barriers through collaborations and communications. Public cloud, with its subscription based pricing model and unlimited resources (compute, network, and storage) can complement an existing DevOps framework by allowing agile deployment of additional resources to both development and IT whenever it is needed.

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Topics: Hybrid Cloud NAS, Technology Community, Cloud Compute

Hybrid Struts in at AWS Summit New York

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

What was once a small regional show has grown to be so much more. On Monday of this week, the AWS Summit took place at the Javits Center in New York City. With somewhere between 7,000 and 9,000 attendees, it felt more like a national event than a Summit and drew attendees from not only the Northeast Corridor, but around the globe.

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Topics: Cloud Storage, Technology Community, Cloud Compute

‘Breaking’ the CAP Theorem and Other Musings at IT Press Tour

Posted by Rebecca Thompson on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

To quote The Register reporter Chris Mellor, “Avere is facing a surging cloud on-ramp business, now at parity with its data centre business, and growing much faster, with a Google relationship looking key.” This nicely summarizes the recent conversations we had with Chris and over a dozen European journalists as part of the 23rd IT Press Tour. If you’re not familiar with this event, it brings a contingent of well-known journalists from across Europe to Silicon Valley for a week of discussions with leading tech companies. We were happy to see some familiar faces as well as meet some new editors during the event last month and want to thank Philippe Nicolas for another well-run Tour.

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Topics: Technology Community