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Borg, borg, borg: Another one bites the dust as Microsoft assimilates Avere

Avere Systems and its go-faster filer frontend FXT tech is to be gobbled by Microsoft. Avere was founded in 2008 by president and CEO Ron Bianchini and CTO Michael Kazar. It has had five rounds of funding with a total of $97m invested. Bianchini previously sold Spinnaker to NetApp for $300m in 2003. Now Avere has agreed to be …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jan 2018

Avere wheels out fitter, faster filer accelerator

NAS accelerator Avere has introduced a beefier box to top its edge filer range – the FXT 5850. Avere can accelerate file access in the public cloud with virtual FXTs, and also on-premises with its FXT edge filers. These front-end existing filers and can act as stonking fast read and write caches for them. As file workloads …
Chris Mellor, 12 Dec 2017
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IT admins hate this one trick: 'Having something look like it’s on storage, when it is not'

Debate An argument about how to solve the same technical problem has sprung up between two rival startups with plenty of reason to say the other's tech is not up to scratch. But they raise some interesting issues about how to solve slow access to moved files, where to store metadata, and more. How best to archive files yet preserve …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2017
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Grab a sweetie shovel and prep your insulin for our storage pick 'n mix

Storage roundup You're getting plenty of hardware sugar (NVMe) and remote software spice (the public cloud), with lots of tasty goodies in between in this week's storage roundup. We have news from 18 vendors: Acronis, AIC, Avere, BlueData, Cloudian, Crossbar, Datrium, Iguazio, Panasas, Pavilion Data Systems, Qubole, Rozo, Rubrik, Synology, …
Chris Mellor, 2 Oct 2017

Avere: You're going to see tighter integration between us and Google

Analysis NAS acceleration and cloud on-ramp supplier 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. Avere makes FXT filers which are a multi-tiered (RAM-to-flash-to-disk, etc) products featuring fine-grained IO type …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2017
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Sending data to the cloud is our business and business is GOOD

Helping organisations send and access stored data in the public cloud is good business for gateway supplier Nasuni, which is expanding its corporate waistline. As are competitors Avere and Panzura. Having received additional funding late last year and record results in 2016, Nasuni has decided to go more strongly for growth. …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017

Google and pals plough $27m into tiery-eyed storage startup Avere

Avere, the filer and public cloud storage accelerator supplier, has scored a $27m E-round of funding, with Google proper providing some of the funds. Avere, founded in 2008, accelerates access to files in NAS arrays by using a multi-tiered media approach and treating different IO types, such as read and write, sequential and …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2017
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Tiery-eyed NetApp previews on-prem storage and cloud tie-up

NetApp has previewed a FabricPool technology which combines on-premises and AWS cloud storage into a single repository. This is part of NetApp's overall Data fabric strategy of converging and integrating on-premises storage with the public cloud. Joe Caradonna, senior technical director at NetApp, presented Fabric Pool at …
Chris Mellor, 30 Sep 2016
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Avere builds on-premises object store all smothered in NAS

NAS accelerator and cloud storage gateway shop Avere has got itself its very own on-premises NAS system wrapped around an object storage core with a passage to the public cloud. Up until now, Avere has focussed on accelerating data access to on-premises filers and, latterly, cloud or object stores. Now it is providing its own …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2016
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Flying filers and Game of Thrones: Jon Snow? No, latency is dead

Cache me if you can Special effects for season 6 of Game of Thrones were created by Spanish video special effects (VFX) house El Ranchito, which explains how it solved its classic scaling problem below. El Ranchito, which was founded in 2010 in Barcelona, has an office in Madrid. It has done work on movies including The Homesman and it also did …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2016

Here, let me FXT that for you: Avere's baby NAS gear gets an upgrade

NAS accelerator and cloud storage gateway shop Avere has finished rolling out its FXT 5000 series refresh: its entry-level 3200 has been upgraded to the 5200 with boosted performance and capacity. Back in January the FXT 5600 and 5400 replaced the 4850 and 3850, but left the FXT 3200 untouched. These systems can accelerate …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2016
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NASA rockets datasets into Amazon’s cloud with Avere

NASA’s Ames Research Centre is moving many files into Amazon’s S3 cloud using Avere’s gateway tech. Ames wants to consolidate legacy storage and move many of its datasets to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to save cash. It knows a teensy-weensy bit about IT, running NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing Division’s Pleiades …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jan 2016
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Avere replenishes FXT filer accelerator appliances

Avere has replaced its high-end and mid-range FXT physical appliances – Edge filers – with a new FXT 5000 range, retaining the 3200 as its entry-level. The 2U 4850 and 3850 get replaced by the 1U 5600 and 5400 with more CPU cores, SSD capacity, NVRAM and, with the 5600, more DRAM. The 5400 actually has less DRAM than the …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2016
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Avere adds Azure to triple-headed cloud beast

Microsoft's Azure has joined AWS and Google as a virtual filer accelerator host for Avere’s vFXT filter caching software. Avere makes its FXT, a hardware and software multi-tier caching appliance, which accelerates on-premises filers, such as those from Isilon and NetApp. It can also be an on-premises front-end for files held …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2015
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Making movies: Sucking up on-prem files for cloud burst compute

Avere has won another movie special FX house as a customer. No surprise there, but this one uses Avere in the cloud to suck up data from on-premises Isilon filers to feed EC2 compute instances running the rendering work. ILP, or Important Looking Pirates, a Swedish animation and digital effects studio, has renderable and other …
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2015
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Sucking primary data into the cloud: The dawn of a new age

We usually think about primary storage as something close to compute resources (no matter if they're on-premises or on the cloud) while cloud storage is something that we can access, more or less, from everywhere ... but things are becoming a little fuzzy. Primary as we know it What do you really look for in primary storage? …
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Like a wedding cake: Avere unveils three-tier AWS cloud NAS

Avere is punting a three tier filer in the AWS cloud using its virtual FXT filer accelerator software. The general idea is that you have compute instances running in the AWS cloud and they use file data, so you need a NAS in the cloud. You have choices about where to put the file data: EC2 RAM for the fastest access; EBS …
Chris Mellor, 7 Oct 2015
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Avere climbs higher up the Google cloud mountain

Filer speed turbocharger Avere has a faster virtual filer in the cloud and front-ends Google Nearline and DRA cloud storage. It's adding the three-second data retrieval Nearline and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) support to its existing FXT front-end caching box' support of Google cloud storage. This means that data in …
Chris Mellor, 2 Oct 2015

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