Avere, Fujitsu Team for '100/100/100' Storage Package
Avere's storage cluster nodes bring management and I/O optimization capabilities previously unavailable at the Japanese company.Fujitsu, a very successful but old-school IT products company, has found a software provider that is helping it view storage in a whole new light. That would be Avere, whose storage cluster nodes bring management and I/O optimization capabilities previously unavailable at the Japanese company, which has joined with Fujitsu to put together an easy-to-remember 100-100-100 proposition for its customers. The companies made the announcement Oct. 17 at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, Calif. Avere and Fujitsu now are providing systems guaranteeing 100TB of capacity and 100,000 IOPs for a cost of $100,000, CEO Ron Bianchini told eWEEK. Fujitsu provides the storage hardware, and Avere pitches in the filer nodes and management software. It all plugs together, the software finds all the storage caches inside a system, and everything starts working.
Breaking the system down into specifics, the new package consists of the Fujitsu Core filer with UDS NAS controllers and Eternus DX80 S2 Disk Storage System with a two-node Avere FXT 3100 Edge filer cluster.