February 28th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Avere Adds Support For Dell EMC ECS
Today Avere Systems announced that it has added support for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). This support gives joint customers the best of both worlds: the object storage scalability provided from ECS and the ability to integrate existing file-based applications and maintain storage performance with Avere FXT Edge filers.
In its 3.0 version now, Dell EMC ECS is designed to handle the incredible amount of object data that is now being generated by trends such as mobile devices, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This gives it a leg up over traditional storage platforms that aren’t designed to handle these huge amounts of object data. It is also beneficial for organizations that use large amounts of data over several locations by using software-defined object storage. Dell EMC states the ECS can be deployed in hours and ensure data protection through data resiliency as well as its high scalability.
Avere FXT Edge Filers sits at the edge, or closer to end users, and uses automated storage tiering to move data where it needs to be. They are designed to optimize NAS performance and provide “unlimited NFS and SMB performance scaling.” Now supporting Dell EMC ECS and using Avere’s bi-directional translation of object APIs to NAS protocols, Avere enables customers to reap the cost and scale benefits of object storage without changes to applications.
Avere FXT Edge Filers with support for Dell EMC ECS are available now.