by Adam Armstrong

Avere Announces New FXT Edge Filers That Deliver 70% More Data Throughput

Today Avere Systems announced its latest FXT Edge Filers, the FXT 5000 Series. Avere claims that this new Edge Filer series is the most powerful hybrid cloud storage product on the market to date. They further state that businesses of any size will have access to the same technology used by the world’s largest genomic sequencing databases, renders the visual effects of today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters, and serves national treasures from the world’s largest digital assets library.

Avere first announced their FXT Edge Filer in March of 2012. Avere announced a virtual FXT Edge Filer in November 2014. Avere states that its FXT Edge Filers are the industry’s first scale-out NAS solution built for the hybrid cloud. The new FXT 5000 Series has two models, the FXT 5400 and FXT 5600, and will replace the FXT 3850 and FXT 4850. The FXT 5000 series is aimed at Media & Entertainment, life sciences, financial services, and technology customers.

Enhancements include:

  • Higher performance. The FXT 5600 delivers 70% more data throughput for high-intensity use cases like rendering, genomic analysis and financial simulations, providing extreme performance scaling.
  • Higher capacity. The FXT 5600 includes 9.6 TB SSD per node. With the clustering of up to 50 nodes per system, capacity scales to 480TB SSD per cluster, doubling the amount of SSD over previous FXT models.
  • Higher density. Both FXT 5000 models are 50% smaller than prior FXT models, occupying just one rack unit per node, thereby providing a lower total cost of ownership in the data center.


The Avere FXT 5000 series Edge Filers are available now.

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