November 2, 2010 – The 1.4 release of the Avere OS will include bi-modal CIFS ACL support, parallel file access, and support for up to 24 heterogeneous NAS filers. The software, which runs on Avere’s FXT tiering appliances, is due in mid-November, according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.
Avere Systems’ FXT appliances accelerate performance of existing NAS systems by automatically creating tiers of storage, including DRAM, NVRAM, solid-state disk (SSD) drives and 15,000rpm SAS drives, in conjunction with the disks in the existing NAS filers.
Bi-modal CIFS ACL support enables users to choose how access control lists (ACLs) are implemented: either via standard CIFS ACLs or by mapping CIFS ACLs onto NFSv4.
“Even though they call it ‘automated’ tiering, technologies from other vendors require policies that are created manually,” says Rebecca Thompson, Avere’s vice president of marketing. “Our systems figure it out by themselves.”
Read the full article on Enterprise Storage Forum: “Avere Systems Speeds Up Tiered NAS Appliances.”