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Avere Systems

January 27, 2015 09:00 ET

Avere Introduces Cloud Snapshots, Providing a Simple and Inexpensive Method for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Cloud Snapshots Provide the Simplicity of NAS and the Resiliency of the Cloud

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) -  Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced the introduction of Cloud Snapshots to the Avere 4.5 operating system. For the first time ever, combining the simplicity of NAS with the resiliency of the cloud, IT can now use snapshots as a disaster recovery solution in the cloud, with a familiar NAS-style user interface.

Cloud Snapshots leverage the flexibility of cloud storage while protecting data against disk, controller, array and entire site failures. Typical disaster recovery solutions require multiple complete copies of data, a substantial amount of additional storage capacity and expensive, complex mirroring software.

Cloud Snapshots provide an affordable, simple alternative -- they are space-efficient, support 1,024 snapshots per bucket, can be automated or run manually and provide point in-time consistency across all objects in a bucket. In addition, they do not require multiple NAS arrays.

Cloud Snapshots are closely integrated with the Avere FlashCloud™ file system, which was built from the ground-up to deal with the performance and semantics of cloud storage. By eliminating the latency associated with the cloud, IT can choose the right storage at the right location, translating standard NAS protocols and safeguarding your application investments.

"Customers want to protect the precious data in their archives from not just accidental deletion and data corruption, but also equipment failure," says Jeff Tabor, senior director of product management and marketing at Avere. "With Avere's Cloud Snapshots, and for a fraction of the price of a normal DR solution, customer data can survive even entire array and site failures. Businesses will now be able to leverage the resiliency of the cloud with the simplicity of NAS, ensuring that their most important data is there when they need it and that it is simple to manage."

Cloud Snapshots are available today and are included in Avere OS 4.5 at no additional cost. They currently support AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), Amplidata and Cleversafe cloud storage.

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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