New Features Provide Customers with High Performance and Flexibility to Choose Storage That Best Fits Budget, Availability and Latency Requirements of Their Applications

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 1, 2015 — / — Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today introduced expanded offerings for Google Cloud Platform including support for a new instance, the ability to use Local SSD as the Edge filer cache, and additional support for Google Cloud Storage.

Avere will deliver higher performance to Google Compute Engine with support for the n1-highmem-32 instance and will enhance its support of Google Cloud Storage by introducing support for both Nearline and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) storage options, in addition to Standard storage. Customers can leverage these new features to gain greater choice of services that best fit the cost, availability, and latency requirements of their applications.

Earlier this year, Avere Systems announced a strategic collaboration with Google that empowers customers to move compute intensive workloads and large data sets to Google Cloud Platform in order to reap the benefits of its highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure. Avere enables easy movement of data between on-premise storage systems and Google Cloud Platform, delivering low latency and high performance for big data processing and storage in the cloud.

Avere Systems Enhancements to Google Cloud Platform
This latest release includes increased support for both Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage. Expanded offerings include:

  • For Google Compute Engine
    • Support for a new instance, the n1-highmem-32. This instance provides the highest number of virtual CPUs (32) and the largest amount of memory (208GB) in Google Compute Engine, delivering the highest per-instance file-serving performance for the Avere Virtual Edge filer. To enable a large data working set and a high cache “hit rate,” the Virtual Edge filer is configured with 4TB of Persistent SSD. —
    • Existing support of the n1-highmem-8 instance has been extended to include the ability to use 1.5TB of Local SSD as the Edge filer cache. Local SSD provides the highest possible performance, because the SSD is internal to the instance and network latency is eliminated. Customers also have the option to configure the n1-highmem-8 instance with 1TB of Persistent SSD to reduce cost.
  • For Google Cloud Storage
    • Adding Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) object storage options to existing support for Standard storage.


“We’re very happy with the progress made with this collaboration in just a matter of months. Working with Google for joint customers, like visual effects company Framestore, shows the real-life benefits that cloud computing can provide,” said Mike McMahon, vice president of business development at Avere Systems. “Expanding our technologies further into Google Cloud Platform is proof that customers are looking for solutions like ours that let them harness the scale of Google infrastructure without sacrificing performance or increasing cost.”

The Avere Virtual FXT on Google Cloud Platform is available immediately and can be purchased directly from Avere Systems and authorized resellers. Avere pricing scales with the size of the compute infrastructure deployed in Google Compute Engine. End-user pricing is $0.013/hr per virtual CPU accessing the scalable file system provided by the Virtual FXT. The Avere software is sold in addition to the cost of Google Compute Engine instances.

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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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