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 www.averesystems.com. |
Systems - mentions on StorageSearch.com,
Avere's NAS blog
availability enterprise SSDs
of enterprise SSD companies will disappear
hidden SSD segments in the enterprise
What were the big
SSD ideas to learn and forget in 2015?
Who's who in SSD? - Avere Systems
by Zsolt Kerekes,
editor - StorageSearch.com
- March 2012
Depending which way you look at it...
Avere Systems operates in the
SSD ASAP segment
(competitors being GreenBytes,
Tegile Systems and
Or another way of looking at it is that Avere is
NAS SSD market - competing
with companies like Nimbus
Data Systems, Pure
Avere has never appeared (yet) in StorageSearch.com's tracker -
the Top SSD Companies.
In September 2009 -
announced it has
million in Series A funding
from Menlo Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners. Avere founders were
members of the team that created
an innovator in scalable grid storage solutions,
NetApp in 2004 for
In October 2009 -
Avere Systems unveiled
its FXT Series of
clusterable 2U rackmount
NAS appliances (SSD ASAPs). Each
module contains upto 8x 3.5"
hard drives, 64GB
DRAM and 1GB of
nv RAM. The embedded
provides storage acceleration by dynamically tiering between the internal
rotating and solid state storage. List pricing starts at $52,500.
Avere Systems' CEO,
Ron Bianchini contributed his expert opinions to a new article penned
by the editor of StorageSearch.com -
the Problem with
Write IOPS - in flash SSDs.
In January 2010 -
it is shipping new
flash SSD options in its
10GbE NAS compatible
SSD ASAPs. The 2U
FXT 2700 appliance features 64GB of DRAM, 1GB of NVRAM, and 512GB of SLC flash
SSD. FXT clusters can scale to 25 appliances and support millions of
operations/sec and tens of GB/sec throughput. Pricing starting at $82,500.
- SSD companies
Avere Systems and
were 2 of 5 companies named in an 8 page report published by
Cool Vendors in
Storage Technologies, 2010 ($495).
In July 2014 -
Avere Systems -
secured $20 million in series D funding in a round led by Western Digital
|Avere gets another $20
|Editor:- July 10, 2014 - Avere Systems today
raised an additional $20 million in
bringing the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. The Series D
funding round was led by Western Digital Capital, with participation from
previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture
Partners and Tenaya Capital. The funding will be used to accelerate sales,
marketing and continued development of the company's hybrid cloud storage
"The reality for 99% of enterprises is they
will operate increasingly in a hybrid IT storage environment for many years to
come. This means that no single storage technology will win, and both
on-premises and cloud storage will be required to achieve cost and performance
goals" said Ron Bianchini,
president and CEO of Avere Systems.
Editor's comments:- I
agree with Ron about that 99% figure.
In my 2012 article -
an introduction to
enterprise SSD silos - when I was writing about a future in which SSDs are
everywhere - I said - "No single SSD type can match all the needs of all
user enterprises economically. And there will always be a need to have
intermediate management between SSD systems which have dissimilar speed / cost
characteristics." - "SSD systems" in this context - includes
I'd like to take Ron's statement - about what constitutes a "hybrid"
- a bit further...
I would add the words "software
architectures" somewhere in that strong assertion about hybrids. (Although
I can see why that would be too messy to include in a press release.)
I think that enterprises today - whether they consciously realize it or
not - are in reality choosing between at least 4 different generations of
SSD-aware software architectures within and around their enterprise SSD
hardware mix - every time they buy a new storage product or server - in
addition to the straightforward and highly visible determinations they make
about the 3 fundamentally different types of
hybrid caching and
tiering SSD appliances (different from a network architecture point of
view) which we've seen operating in classic
software frameworks since 2009.
Those "software hybrids"
- which represent different generations of thinking and different pragmatic
business approaches - are at the root of the software based multipliers in
SSD market segments (which are making everyone's life more complicated).
the long term - the impact of multi-generationally-rooted and SSD-centric
software hybridization in the enterprise will be as significant as the
differences between a
2.5" SSD and a 2.5"