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Avere Systems Unlocks Simplest Path to the Cloud with New Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) Offering for Enterprises


Combines Efficiency of Object Storage with Familiarity of NAS to Bring Scalable, Cloud-Aware Infrastructure to Existing IT Environments

PITTSBURGH, PA – September 20, 2016 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, today unveiled the Avere Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) system, the only storage solution to combine the simplicity of NAS and the efficiency of object storage to deliver cloud-enabled infrastructure to the enterprise. The Avere C2N system transforms traditional storage environments into cloud infrastructure that scales from 120 terabytes to more than five petabytes to provide an easy and economical path to the cloud. Unlike other object storage solutions that start at a petabyte or more, Avere offers an entry-point solution built for starting small and scaling to large capacities for demanding applications in media and entertainment, life sciences, financial services, technology and other high data-growth industries.

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Most enterprises looking to adopt the cloud are faced with challenges such as unfamiliar object-based application program interfaces (APIs) for data access, vendor solutions that start at over a petabyte, do-it-yourself solutions that are complex to implement, and public cloud data migrations that are difficult to execute and raise security concerns. The Avere C2N system addresses these complications by providing organizations with a cost-effective and manageable first step to cloud migration. By integrating private and public object storage with an organization’s existing NAS infrastructure, C2N allows enterprises to create a simple and flexible hybrid cloud, managing an entire heterogeneous infrastructure as a single, logical pool of storage.

“Bardel needed a solution that would allow us to leverage our existing storage environment, while meeting the demands that come with producing industry-recognized animations,” said Eric Legaspi, Director of IT at Bardel. “Avere’s C2N system provides us with an all-in-one solution that combines the simplicity of our existing NAS with the cost efficiency of object storage, enabling us to reap the benefits of object storage without changes to applications or workflows.”

“Cloud migration is the holy grail of enterprise storage, but making the move to the cloud involves many expensive and resource-intensive hurdles that can slow adoption,” said Jeff Tabor, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Avere Systems. “Avere’s C2N is the first of its kind and offers a stepping stone to object storage, transforming existing environments into cloud-aware infrastructure to accelerate performance and hide latency.”

Avere C2N delivers NAS simplicity and performance with a purpose-built file system designed for object storage and the ability to easily fit into existing environments. Each system has an internal all-Flash performance tier built from proven Avere FXT Edge filer technology that scales to keep pace with growing performance demands. Additionally, C2N uses object-based storage technology at its core to simply and efficiently scale data capacity. Capacity can be easily expanded in convenient 75 terabyte increments to scale to more than five petabytes of usable capacity.

Pricing and Availability
Avere C2N system is available immediately in North America and in 90 days outside of North America. List price for model CX200 starts at $99,500. For more details, visit:

About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere's hybrid cloud solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to end the rising cost and complexity of data storage and compute via the freedom to store and access files anywhere in the cloud or on premises, without sacrificing the performance, availability, or security of enterprise 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, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit


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