Avere Introduces Cloud Snapshots, Providing a Simple Method for Cloud-based Disaster Recovery

Avere Systems, a provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, has announced the introduction of Cloud Snapshots to the Avere 4.5 operating system. Combining the simplicity of NAS with the resiliency of the cloud, IT can use snapshots as a disaster recovery solution in the cloud, with a familiar NAS-style user interface.

Typical disaster recovery solutions require multiple complete copies of data, a substantial amount of additional storage capacity and expensive, complex mirroring software. Avere System’s Cloud Snapshots leverage the flexibility of cloud storage while protecting data against disk, controller, array and entire site failures.

avere-systemsAvere’s Cloud Snapshots would provide an affordable, simple alternative – they are space-efficient, support 1,024 snapshots per bucket, can be automated or run manually and provide point in-time consistency across all objects in a bucket. In addition, they do not require multiple NAS arrays.

Cloud Snapshots are closely integrated with the Avere FlashCloud file system, which was built from the ground-up to deal with the performance and semantics of cloud storage. By eliminating the latency associated with the cloud, IT can choose the right storage at the right location, translating standard NAS protocols and safeguarding application investments.

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“Customers want to protect the precious data in their archives from not just accidental deletion and data corruption, but also equipment failure,” said Jeff Tabor, senior director of product management and marketing at Avere Systems. “With Avere’s Cloud Snapshots, and for a fraction of the price of a normal DR solution, customer data can survive even entire array and site failures. Businesses will now be able to leverage the resiliency of the cloud with the simplicity of NAS, ensuring that their most important data is there when they need it and that it is simple to manage.”

Cloud Snapshots are available today and are included in Avere OS 4.5 at no additional cost. They currently support AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), Amplidata and Cleversafe cloud storage.

Based in Pittsburgh, Avere Systems 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.