Amplidata and Avere Systems Redefine The Economics Of Massively Scalable High Performance NAS Storage

Targeting Cloud-enabled Data Centers with Big Data Demands

Milpitas, CA and Pittsburgh – April 29, 2014 – Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, and Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud-enabled data centers, today announced a partnership to deliver a high performance, massively scalable and efficient storage solution for cloud-enabled data centers. The combined solution offers organizations cloud-scale economics with the security, performance and flexibility of their data center. The solution is ideally suited for many industries including: life sciences, oil and gas, media and entertainment, R&D and service providers.

Changing workloads and the ever-increasing volume and value of data continue to challenge even the most efficient IT organizations. Traditional RAID-based architectures are no longer viable for today’s big data scale due to increased risk of data loss when using multi-terabyte hard drives. To address these challenges, many organizations are embracing cloud-scale storage solutions that provide high levels of durability, scalability and efficiency at a lower
price point.

With this partnership, Amplidata and Avere Systems have redefined high performance massively scalable storage by combining Amplidata’s Amplistor® with Avere FlashCloudTM on FXT Series Edge filers. Organizations can now have a cost effective solution that offers the best of both worlds – superior performance with massively scalable and durable storage in a single global namespace.

Avere demonstrated scalable NFS performance on Amplidata’s object storage technology, using SPECsfs2008, the storage industry’s most popular NAS benchmark. A three-node FXT 3800 cluster achieved 180,229 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of 0.95ms overall response time (ORT) with an Amplistor system. The secure AmpliStor system could be deployed across three geographically dispersed sites.

Find Avere’s latest SPECsfs2008 NFS testing results on the SPEC website at:

AmpliStor ingests data at line speed and delivers 3GB/s of sustained aggregate throughput from a base configuration with three controllers. Performance scales linearly with additional controllers, as each controller can saturate a 10GbE connection to deliver an extra 1GB/s throughput. The full performance report is at

The combined solution significantly improves the total cost of ownership as performance and capacity can be easily scaled independently. AmpliStor’s patented BitSpread® and BitDynamics® software runs on Intel*-based commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and can scale to store exabytes. AmpliStor protects data with fifteen 9s durability. With GeoSpread, data is dynamically spread across multiple sites using 65 percent1* less capacity than RAID 6 with replication and keeps data safe and accessible even if an entire site becomes unavailable.

Increasing capacity is as simple as adding a single storage node. Changing the configuration or durability levels after the system has been deployed requires only an online update to the policy. The system dynamically rebalances data across all nodes and sites without having to touch the data.

“We are thrilled to partner with Avere to offer customers a cost effective cloud-scale storage solution that combines high performance file access with massive scalability,” said Mike Wall, chairman and CEO of Amplidata. “This solution is ideally suited for customers with big data demands who are looking to keep more data online in order to extract value and use it as a competitive advantage.”

“Avere has been at the forefront of enabling enterprises with large NAS deployments to leverage object storage without having to rewrite existing applications or compromise on performance,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems. “The combined solution with Amplidata provides a new, dynamic architecture that combines the best of both worlds by allowing customers to scale NAS performance with dense storage capacity and achieve new economies of scale in storage infrastructure.”

About Amplidata
Founded in 2008, Amplidata offers the AmpliStor object-based software defined storage system for enterprise, private cloud, and large public cloud implementations. Patented BitSpread®, BitDynamics®,and GeoSpread technologies offers unbreakable durability at greater than fifteen 9s, exabyte scalability and extreme efficiency at half the cost of traditional systems. The Amplidata team consists of storage experts and was named a “Cool Storage Company” in 2012. Privately funded, investors include Intel Capital*, Quantum*, Swisscom Ventures*, Endeavour Vision*, and Hummingbird Ventures*. US headquarters is in Milpitas, California with European headquarters in Lochristi, Belgium. Sales and support are worldwide. To learn more visit

 About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s solutions gives companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by giving customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on-premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is run by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. For more information, visit

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1 Calculation based on a typical RAID 6 with replication configuration.

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