Storage News: Avere Systems and Cleversafe Set Up Partnership

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Object-based storage provider Cleversafe and enterprise storage provider Avere Systems announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, enabling the delivery of data storage solutions with scalable performance. The combined solution is designed to accelerate access to data and applications in cloud environments for enterprise customers in industries such as oil and gas,  media and entertainment.

The two companies will integrate the Cleversafe object-based storage solution and Avere Cloud NAS technology. By combining Avere FlashCloudTM on FXT Series Edge filers with Cleversafe’s Dispersed Storage Network (dsNet) technology, companies can address the need for accelerated NAS operations performance while efficiently scaling to handle explosive data growth. The solution significantly improves total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating the need to buy additional storage infrastructure to support data growth.

“At Avere, we know that the future of data storage is the cloud and Cleversafe is a partner that can help us take advantage of the opportunity it presents,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems. “With our joint solution, customers making the move to the private cloud now have a familiar NAS interface that requires no changes to their existing applications, as well as an architecture that will scale in both performance and capacity.”

“We are dedicated to helping our customers build a storage infrastructure that works across all of their storage needs,” said John Morris, CEO of Cleversafe. “The combined Cleversafe and Avere Systems solution allows us to provide our customers with a cost effective and highly reliable, scalable enterprise storage system for Web-scale data demands with greater performance and faster access to their data and applications.”

Avere demonstrates scalable NFS performance on Cleversafe’s object storage technology, using SPECsfs2008, the storage industry’s most popular NAS benchmark.  A three-node FXT 3800 cluster achieved 180,394 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of 0.89ms overall response time (ORT) with a Cleversafe system that was configured for more than five nines of availability and could be deployed across three geographically dispersed sites.

Both companies issued press releases. Read  Cleversafe’s announcement and the announcement from Avere Systems.

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