Published On: Wed, Jan 3rd, 2018

Microsoft acquires Avere Systems to serve hybrid computing mission


In a universe changeable to a cloud, Microsoft has forged out a place perplexing to assistance companies held between dual worlds — on-prem bequest solutions and a open and private cloud. To assistance serve that hybrid mission, a association announced it was appropriation Avere Systems currently for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft describes Avere as “a heading provider of high-performance NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients using in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments.” That’s a mouthful, though radically a association has focused on maximizing storage performance, generally in some-more costly peep storage, regardless of where we store your files.

Avere’s boss and CEO Ronald Bianchini Jr., wrote in a association blog post that a association has worked tough given a pregnancy to yield rarely fit record storage solutions. “Our business well share both storage and discriminate resources opposite mixed information centers, and effectively exercise and use private and open cloud infrastructures,” Bianchini wrote.

That is precisely a concentration of Microsoft’s cloud strategy, so it appears to be an glorious fit. In a blog post announcing a acquisition, Microsoft’s corporate clamp boss for Microsoft Azure, Jason Zander, described Avere’s approach. “Avere uses an innovative multiple of record complement and caching technologies to support a opening mandate for business who run large-scale discriminate workloads.”

This could be quite useful for high-performance media business like Sony Pictures Imageworks, animation studio Illumination Mac Guff and Moving Picture Company (MPC).

But it doesn’t stop there. Zander wrote that a Avere record could also be useful in life sciences, education, oil and gas, financial services and production or anywhere companies could advantage from some-more fit use of high opening storage and discriminate resources.

Microsoft expects a understanding to be finalized in a entrance months theme to a prevalent capitulation routine in these kinds of deals. The association has indicated that a Avere group will be entrance on house as partial of a understanding and they will keep their Pittsburgh offices.

As Avere becomes partial of a Microsoft Azure family, it’s misleading what impact it will have on existent customers, though there is always some composition when a association gets acquired in this fashion.

Avere was founded in 2008 and has lifted $86 million with a many new investment, a $14 million Series E entrance final year in March. Investors in a E turn enclosed Google and Western Digital, though it was Microsoft who comes divided with a prize.

Previous investors enclosed Lightspeed Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Menlo Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.

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