Avere Study Reveals Majority of Executives Find Value in Cloud Storage

  Avere StudyRevealsMajority of Executives Find Value in Cloud Storage

 Cloud Optimization Strategies Study Shows 81 Percent of Businesses Tap Cloud

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- January 29, 2013

Avere Systems, a leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today
announced the results of its Cloud Study Optimization Survey in conjunction
with Gatepoint Research. The study finds that businesses across the globe are
realizing the value of cloud storage and the importance of implementing a
cloud strategy. A majority of respondents (80 percent) already have some sort
of cloud storage in place, of which 37 percent are using the public cloud, 35
percent are using a private cloud and 7 percent are using a hybrid of both
public and private clouds.

“There’s no question that data storage is moving quickly toward the cloud,”
said Ron Bianchini, President and CEO, Avere Systems. “It is extremely
important to have a cloud strategy in place. The question now becomes whether
to choose the public cloud, the private cloud or a combination of the two.
We’re finding that security, cost, flexibility and efficiency are the deciding
factors for businesses when choosing which cloud model to go with.”

The study also revealed that 45 percentof respondentsplan on public cloud
use within the next five years, 29 percent plan to use the private cloud and
22 percent will look to hybrid options.

Some other key findings include:

  *Respondentsreport plans to shift to cloud use for both on-demand
    processing and storage
  *Security is the number one concern regarding cloud use, followed by
    uncertainty over application performance and latency
  *Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 are the most popular cloud services
  *Disaster recovery and business continuity are seen as key benefits of
    public cloud use

This study was conducted in conjunction with Gatepoint Research and 100
executives have participated to date. All responders are at the Manager level
or above with 38 percent at the Director level or above, and 51 percent are
executives working for organizations generating more than $1.5 billion in
annual revenue.

Download the full survey results by visiting.

About Avere Systems

Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed
specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage
of new storage media using real-time tiering. Avere’s FXT Series Edge filers
allow organizations to achieve unlimited application performance scaling, free
applications from the confines of the data center by eliminating latency and
cut storage costs by more than half. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and
you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.


Lauren Nowicki, 646-202-9783
Senior Account Executive
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