Symantec introduces cloud storage

Also Avere Systems introduces FXT Series appliances for NAS tiering

Symantec on Monday introduced FileStore, a new storage service that lets customers deploy file-based services into the cloud. FileStore, which is available now, uses Symanteec NetBackup and Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Cluster Server to manage the backup of data into the cloud. A FileStore system scales to as many as 16 nodes and 2PB of total storage. FileStore is available immediately and pricing starts at $7,000 for two nodes and two CPU sockets.

Avere Systems introduces FXT Series appliances for NAS tiering

Avere Systems on Monday rolled out an appliance that tiers data between solid state drives and hard disk drives and dynamically moves data located on network file servers and network attached storage appliances. The FXT Series appliance can be deployed in a cluster configuration to scale performance, where it moves inactive data on NAS file servers to legacy storage. The Avere FXT Series is available in two configurations. The FXT 2300 features eight 146GB 15K Serial Attached SCSI drives for a capacity of 1.2TB. The FXT 2500 features eight 450GB drives for 3.6TB of capacity and up to 90TB of HDD per cluster. Both appliances come in a 2U form factor and feature 64GB of DRAM and 1GB of NVRAM with a maximum of 1.6TB of DRAM per cluster. Pricing starts at $52,500.

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