Avere Systems, a leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today announced that it achieved record SPECsfs2008 NFS results for the second time in two years with its new hybrid Edge filer, the FXT 3800, continuing to beat out solutions from EMC and NetApp…
Avere Systems, a leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today announced that it achieved record SPECsfs2008 NFS results for the second time in two years with its new hybrid Edge filer, the FXT 3800, continuing to beat out solutions from EMC and NetApp. The results also demonstrate Avere’s edge-core architecture delivers unparalleled application performance to any NAS environment, including those where the storage is located across a long geographic distance from the end-users, with up to an 80 percent reduction in cost and footprint in comparison to legacy NAS solutions.
Prior to this latest benchmark result, Avere already held the top spot for highest performance for a single file system/namespace. For the new test, Avere inserted 150ms of latency – equivalent to a cross-continental wide area network (WAN) link – between the Edge and Core filers that comprised the system under test, demonstrating the viability of a private cloud for enterprise applications requiring shared storage.
“We have two goals with this latest benchmark test,” said Mike Kazar, CTO, Avere Systems. “The first is to demonstrate that you get the best performance at the lowest cost by using a combination of storage media in the most efficient manner. The second is to demonstrate that the only way to use cloud storage for anything other than backup or archive is to eliminate the WAN latency inherent in legacy storage solutions by moving to an edge-core design where the active data is held closest to the end users or compute farm.”
Results were achieved during testing of a 32-node cluster of Avere FXT 3800 appliances using the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark, which showed the system achieved a record-setting combination of 1,592,334 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of 1.24ms overall response time (ORT).
Find Avere's latest SPECsfs 08 NFS testing results on the SPEC website at: www.spec.org/sfs2008/results/sfs2008nfs.html.
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