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Microsoft acquires Avere Systems, file-storage vendor for Windows and Linux

Avere helps enterprise IT organizations enable innovation with high-performance storage access and the flexibility to store data where it makes the most sense for the business.

Microsoft signed an agreement to acquire Avere Systems, a leading provider of high-performance NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients running in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments.The amount of the deal has not been disclosed by Microsoft.

Avere helps enterprise IT organizations enable innovation with high-performance storage access and the flexibility to store data where it makes the most sense for the business.

Avere uses an innovative combination of file system and caching technologies to support the performance requirements for customers who run large-scale compute workloads.

Avere serves many of the world’s top brands in technology, finance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and telecommunications as well as data-intensive organizations like healthcare research, higher education research, and government agencies.

Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Library of Congress, John Hopkins University and Teradyne are major clients of Averse.

“Today,I am excited to announce that Avere Systems will be joining Microsoft to continue our mission to enable the most demanding Enterprise workloads to run in the datacenter, in the cloud and in hybrid cloud environments. Avere’s customers include many of the world’s top brands in media and entertainment, life sciences, technology and finance,” reads a blog post Ron Bianchini.

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