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Avere Systems today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Nexenta Systems to deliver scalable, high performance, Open Storage solutions based on a combination of Avere’s FXT Series of appliances and Nexenta’s NexentaStor open source ZFS technology.

With this new partnership, Avere and Nexenta enable the delivery of a complete storage solution that scales application performance to millions of IOPS, provides petabyte scale capacity with enterprise-class data management features, such as unlimited snapshots, inline deduplication, and thin provisioning.

Avere FXT Series appliances are the first-ever solution to bring the benefits of automated performance tiering and scale-out clustering to any NAS environment. The FXT Series provides NAS optimization by enabling customers to achieve unlimited performance scaling for their applications, global access to data independent of where the storage is located, and dramatic cost savings in both capital and operating expenses.

“Scalar Decisions welcomes the partnership of two of our most exciting technology partners,” said Pat Misasi, Vice President, Strategic Partners at Scalar Decisions. “The combination of Avere and Nexenta allows Scalar to provide a winning combination of high performance, scalable petabyte class storage solutions at a price point and total cost of ownership that most customers will find very compelling.”

ZFS-based NexentaStor, is a fully supported commercial software package that runs on industry standard x86 servers and provides joint customers and resellers unified storage capabilities, including support for CIFS and NFS storage access. NexentaStor customers typically experience cost savings of 75% or greater versus proprietary solutions.

“Nexenta’s OpenStorage products are the perfect complement for Avere’s NAS optimization solutions, allowing enterprises to achieve scalability without limits for performance, as well as capacity, at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage systems without sacrificing any data management features,” said Rebecca Thompson, Vice President of Marketing at Avere.

“A technology shift in storage is underway in how businesses deploy storage solutions. The Open Storage Summit 2011 will demonstrate how partner solutions like Avere can help deploy massively scalable storage solutions, at the best price to performance ratio,” said Jim Fitzgerald, VP of Business Development, Nexenta Systems.

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