Avere Systems, based in Pittsburgh, introduced global namespace (GNS) functionality across its FXT Scale-out NAS appliance family in the newest release of the Avere operating system. Avere GNS enables a single namespace view across all NAS storage servers throughout the organization, allowing the unification of islands of NAS from multiple vendors across multiple locations.
With Avere’s GNS, storage administrators can create and manage logical groupings of file-based resources regardless of physical location, presenting clients running NFS or CIFS with access to data with a single mount point. Moreover, when data is moved from one storage server to another within the network, client access is automatically rerouted with no disruption or downtime. GNS is available immediately as part of the 2.0 release of the Avere operating system.
†”Avere’s latest innovation comes from feedback with organizations that are looking for a way to streamline client access to data across disparate NAS systems and across geographical locations, including data stored in the cloud,” says Ron Bianchini, Avere president and CEO. “Unlike existing solutions that only deliver a namespace across a single vendor’s products or those that created unacceptable performance bottlenecks, our global namespace solution unifies storage access across all NAS resources throughout the enterprise while delivering the performance and scalability upon which Avere has built its reputation.”