Avere Debuts Cloud-Core NAS System

Hybrid cloud enablement company Avere Systems has launched a new storage system geared toward media and entertainment companies, one that combines network-attached storage (NAS) and object storage to deliver cloud-enabled infrastructure.

Dubbed Avere Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) System, the offering turns traditional storage environments into cloud infrastructure, with scalability up to 120 TB to upwards of five petabytes. Avere notes that most object storage solutions usually begin at a petabyte, while its new service allows enterprises to start small, and scale upwards for more demanding M&E applications.

“Cloud migration is the holy grail of enterprise storage, but making the move to the cloud involves many expensive and resource-intensive hurdles that can slow adoption,” said Jeff Tabor, senior director of product management and marketing at Avere Systems. “Avere’s C2N is the first of its kind and offers a stepping stone to object storage, transforming existing environments into cloud-aware infrastructure to accelerate performance and hide latency.”

Canadian animation studio Bardel is among the companies that’s leveraged Avere’s offerings. “Bardel needed a solution that would allow us to leverage our existing storage environment, while meeting the demands that come with producing industry-recognized animations,” said Eric Legaspi, director of IT for Bardel. “Avere’s C2N system provides us with an all-in-one solution that combines the simplicity of our existing NAS with the cost efficiency of object storage, enabling us to reap the benefits of object storage without changes to applications or workflows.”