SSD released a new product in their FXT range of NAS accelerators: the FXT2700. The two older models, FXT2300 and FXT2500, relied on a combination of RAM and 15k rpm SAS disks for caching data that is used often; the FXT2700 combines RAM and SSD for even faster access.
For those that haven’t heard of this company before: Avere makes clustered caching solutions that sit between storage clients and NAS appliances. They intercept the traffic, and cache frequently used data either in RAM or on disk for faster access. Up to 25 units can be clustered for increased performance and availability.
“Storage systems that optimize the use of HDD and SSD performance, throughput and capacity in an autonomous or near autonomous way can significantly lower management and storage ownership costs,” said Stanley Zaffos, Research Vice President at Gartner.“One of the main assumptions of Demand-Driven Storage is that data access requirements are different across applications,” said Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems. “Applications that produce heavy random read workloads are best addressed by SSDs and the FXT 2700 is Avere’s answer for those users who have a high-end NAS infrastructure that under delivers when it comes to these types of applications.”