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Newest Avere FXT Edge Filers Deliver 70 Percent More Data Throughput


Next Generation FXT 5000 Edge Filers Double Capacity and Reduce Data Center Footprint by Half

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 12, 2016 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today introduced its next generation of Edge filers, the FXT 5000 series. This series is the most powerful hybrid cloud storage product on the market to date, providing organizations of all sizes with the same technology that helps scale one of the world’s largest genomic sequencing databases, renders the visual effects of today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters, and serves national treasures from the world’s largest digital assets library.

The FXT 5000
The FXT 5000 Edge filer series is comprised of two models – the 5400 and 5600. Major enhancements include:

  • Higher performance. The FXT 5600 delivers 70% more data throughput than previous FXT models for high-intensity use cases like rendering, genomic analysis and financial simulations, providing extreme performance scaling.
  • Higher capacity. The FXT 5600 includes 9.6 TB SSD per node. With the clustering of up to 50 nodes per system, capacity scales to 480TB SSD per cluster, doubling the amount of SSD over previous FXT models.
  • Higher density. Both FXT 5000 models are 50% smaller than prior FXT models, occupying just one rack unit per node, thereby providing a lower total cost of ownership in the data center.

“Data center space is expensive whether it’s in your own building or in a rented colocation facility,” said Jeff Tabor, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Avere Systems. “For years, Avere has been helping customers with high-performance computing needs, such as movie studios, hedge funds, and life sciences organizations, to accelerate the performance of their file-based applications and lower the cost of their data storage. The FXT 5000 Series brings this to the next level by delivering more than three times the data throughput and four times the SSD capacity per unit of rack space.”

Avere FXT Edge Filer Series
Avere FXT Edge filers are the industry’s first scale-out NAS solution built for the hybrid cloud. With the FXT Series, enterprises can integrate the public cloud, private object storage solutions and existing NAS systems into a single, easy-to-manage infrastructure. With a complete NAS feature set, including NFS and SMB protocols, businesses can seamlessly store data and run applications on premises or in the cloud with minimal latency. Avere has developed the only technology that scales performance and capacity at the edge of the network and hides latency to remote NAS or object-based storage, creating a seamless experience – whether processing data, rendering animations or running quantitative models for complex analytics.

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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