SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Converged IT Summit -- Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, continues to make a major impact within the life sciences industry with its FXT Edge filers. In the last year, Avere has been selected to power research at a number of leading organizations including: Johns Hopkins University, H3 Biomedicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Avere's technology will be featured this week at BioTeam's Converged IT conference in San Francisco, an event that highlights computational solutions for modern research methodologies.

Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) Director of Informatics, Aaron Black, will discuss Avere's role in its research in the session, "Creating a Hybrid Cloud Architecture with Large-Scale Whole Genome and Patient Data" on Wednesday, September 9th at 2:35 pm. To effectively leverage all of its data, ITMI uses Avere's hybrid cloud solution to connect on-premises and cloud environments, allowing researchers quicker access to its database of more than 7,500 complete whole genome sequences.

As life sciences organizations leverage the cloud to analyze large quantities of data in real time, they are discovering the structural limitations of traditional IT solutions. Slow IT infrastructures stall research results, causing delays in critical scientific discoveries. While cloud computing offers promise for scalability, latency issues can make it difficult to use effectively.

Avere's hybrid cloud solution provides performance at scale and eliminates latency to the cloud for research that requires analyzing massive amounts of scientific data. The technology allows research organizations to benefit from the scalability and flexibility of cloud-based storage and computing while remaining cost-effective and retaining on-premises performance. With Avere, organizations can effortlessly integrate cloud storage with on-premises storage and quickly move data on and off the cloud.

"Avere is powering some of the most important life sciences research institutions in the world," said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems. "This year's Converged IT Summit highlights accomplishments from the intersection of IT and research teams who are leaders in their fields. We are excited to have Avere's hybrid cloud solution speed time to results and, ultimately, to new treatments."

About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere's hybrid cloud solutions give companies -- for the first time -- the ability to end the rising cost and complexity of data storage and compute via the freedom to store and access files anywhere in the cloud or on premises, without sacrificing the performance, availability, or security of enterprise data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit

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