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Avere Systems

August 10, 2015 09:00 ET

Avere Systems Eliminates Barriers for Studios Moving Workloads to the Cloud

Avere to Present at SIGGRAPH Los Angeles on How Cloud Rendering Will Transform the VFX Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2015) - SIGGRAPH 2015 --Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, continues to power visual effects (VFX) studios in the media and entertainment industry with its NAS Edge filer technology. In 2013 and 2014, every one of the top twelve grossing global blockbusters used special effects made possible by Avere. The company will be featuring its in-demand technology August 10 - 13 at the annual SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles, the M&E industry's premier event on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Avere's Matt Provost will present "Five Ways Cloud Rendering will Change the VFX Industry" during a tech talk on August 11 at 10:30am PT in room 501.

As studios recognize the benefits of moving their rendering pipelines to the cloud, Avere has focused on making this transition easy and practical for studios to take full advantage of unlimited cloud-computing resources. Avere's solutions provide enterprises with complete flexibility to store data and run applications on-premises or in the cloud. Studios now have an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of cloud services to reduce compute costs, enable more render iterations, access unlimited storage capacity, improve production costs and gain opportunities to compete for VFX business.

High-quality special effects require extremely robust storage infrastructure support. Avere delivers on that support with an affordable, scalable solution that provides a high visual impact in less time and with increased flexibility. With Avere's hybrid cloud solution, VFX studios can store data anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud, with little latency, making collaboration easier and minimizing the risk of production delays. Some of the leading VFX studios that rely on Avere include Arc Productions, Framestore, Illumination MacGuff, Image Engine, Method Studios, MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Mill, ToonBox Entertainment and Whiskytree.

"The growth Avere has experienced in the media and entertainment industry is a testament to our commitment to innovate as we support leading VFX studios," said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems. "We are excited to be a part of this year's SIGGRAPH, the industry's most prestigious forum for emerging VFX technologies. We look forward to sharing Avere's hybrid cloud solution with M&E industry leaders and to continue to deliver on our mission to provide world-class solutions to our customers."

Visit Avere at Booth 310 at SIGGRAPH. More information is available here.

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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