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.
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Avere Systems has published some benchmark results for their FXT series of NAS acceleration products. At first glance, these look pretty good; the figures are based on the SPECsfs2008 benchmark. They achieved just over 20.000 IOs per second per node, with near-linear scaling of these results up to a 6-node cluster. The latter, according to Avere, “achieved a record-setting combination of 131,591 ops/sec throughput and minimal latency of 1.38ms ORT (overall response time).” Continue reading Avere Systems shows first benchmarks
Caching for NAS and SAN systems has been a hot topic the last few days. Late last month Dataram presented their XcelaSAN appliance that sits between a Fibre Channel SAN and the clients accessing it, storing data in RAM. A couple of days ago, Avere Systems announced the FXT series of NAS caching appliances using both RAM and traditional SAS disks. And yesterday, Storspeed launched their own solution: the SP5000 NAS cache. Continue reading StorSpeed presents direct competitor for Avere FXT series caching appliances
Avere Systems, a relatively new storage startup that announced they received their first round of funding only a month ago, has announced the availability of their first two products: the FXT 2300 and FXT 2500. I’ve had a quick look at the whitepaper they published about their architecture, and it looks like a good strategy.
In fact, the product is exactly what I earlier thought Dataram would offer; a cache that sits between your traditional NAS filers and clients accessing it. Both models offer eight 15k rpm SAS drives; the FXT 2300 uses 145GB drives, while the FXT 2500 has 450GB disks. To provide even better performance, both models have 64GB of (D)RAM for caching reads, and 1GB of NVRAM for storing data that is actively written to. Networking is handled by either two 10Gbps and two 1 Gbps Ethernet interfaces, of ten 1Gbps ports. Continue reading Avere Systems present their FXT series NAS frontends