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Avere Demonstrates Milestone Cloud Performance with Amazon S3 in Popular Storage Benchmark

  Avere Demonstrates Milestone Cloud Performance with Amazon S3 in Popular
  Storage Benchmark

   Public Cloud Storage Results Rival Traditional NAS with Avere FlashCloud

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PITTSBURGH -- April 7, 2014

Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data
centers, today announced that it has posted the first ever SPECsfs2008 NFS.v.3
results using a public cloud storage service as persistent storage. The
results prove that with an edge-core storage architecture, the cloud can
replace traditional storage arrays as the repository for corporate data.

Avere Systems FXT Edge filers with FlashCloud™ for Amazon Simple Storage
Service (Amazon S3) from Amazon Web Services (AWS) provided Cloud NAS storage
that enabled the performance scalability via familiar NAS protocols on
customer premises at the edge of the storage network, while leveraging
object-based cloud storage services provided by Amazon S3, in the core of the
storage network. The use of Amazon S3 eliminated the need for owning,
provisioning and managing the storage capacity.

“Until now, public cloud storage has been used primarily for backup and
archive applications because of poor performance due to latency imposed by the
physical distance of the data center to the cloud, and the simple gateway
products used to translate file to object protocols are not designed to handle
the demands of enterprise applications,” said Ron Bianchini, Avere president
and CEO. “These results show that with a scalable, cloud-ready storage
architecture, organizations can begin to move data currently stored on
premises to services like Amazon S3 in order to take advantage of the enormous
cost savings.”

The tested Avere Edge filer configuration consisted of three FXT 3800 nodes
backed by the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and achieved 180,141 ops/sec
with an overall response time of 0.86 msec. A similar test run with the same
nodes backed by a ZFS-based NAS system achieved 180,043 ops/sec with an
overall response time of 0.87 msec. The cloud storage service used in the test
included a subscription to Amazon S3 to store data, and a separate
subscription to AWS Direct Connect providing private 1Gbps connectivity from
the Avere Edge filer cluster directly to Amazon S3.

About Avere FlashCloud

Avere FlashCloud on FXT Series Edge filers integrates public and private
object storage with legacy NAS into a global namespace (GNS) and provides
scalable performance for users everywhere via familiar NAS protocols. FXT Edge
filers provide enterprise-class NAS functionality, including NFS and CIFS
protocols, scalable performance, and high-availability, to support any
applications running on NAS. Together, FXT Edge filers and object storage
provide optimized performance and capacity scaling and enable 70% or more
savings in total cost of ownership (TCO).

Avere FlashCloud is generally available to customers immediately in April
2014.

About SPEC

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses
standardized benchmarks to evaluate performance for the newest generation of
computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 70 leading computer
hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research
organizations, and government agencies worldwide.

About Avere Systems

Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s solutions
give companies – for the first time –the ability to put an end to the rising
cost andcomplexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store
files anywhere in the cloudor on premises without sacrificing the
performance, availabilityor securityof their data.Based in Pittsburgh,
Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and
is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, MenloVentures, Norwest
Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. For more information,
visitwww.averesystems.com.AvereCloud NAS isStorage Reinvented.

Contact:

US Media:
Horn Group on behalf of Avere Systems
Elliot Schimel, 646-202-9768
avereteam@horngroup.com
or
RoW Media:
Omarketing on behalf of Avere Systems
Rose Ross, +44 208-255-5225
emeaaverenews@omarketing.com
 
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