Avere Announced New FXT Series Scale-out NAS Appliances

Avere Systems has announced two new FXT Series scale-out NAS appliances. The FXT 2550 and 2750 models feature faster Intel Xeon quad-core processors, more capacity on the DRAM storage tier and enhanced connectivity with six 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, in addition to dual 10GbE ports with copper or optical options.

The new FXT appliances are based on Avere's A-3 Architecture which includes three core Avere technologies: a Tiered File System that dynamically tiers data by intelligently and automatically moving it to the optimal storage tier based on demand; scale-out clustering, providing performance scaling and high availability across a cluster of up to 25 FXT appliances for up to millions of IOPS and dozens of gigabytes per second throughput; and virtualization and visibility, leveraging Avere's recently announced GNS capability to manage multiple heterogeneous NAS systems as one and allowing all clients to access all data from a single mount point, whether the NAS server is located in a local data center, remote site or in the cloud.

Avere's FXT 2550 includes 72 GB of DRAM, 1 GB of NVRAM and 3.6 TB of 15K SAS disk storage, six 1 GbE ports and two copper 10 GbE ports. The unit can be configured with dual optical 10 GbE ports. The FXT 2750 features the same configuration but substitutes the SAS disk tier for 512 GB of Single Level Cell SSD storage. The dual 10 GbE optical port version sells is also released. All of the new FXT scale-out NAS appliances with the Avere 2.0 Operating System and global namespace are currently available.

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