Sigma Designs has deployed Avere’s FXT Series Edge Filers to deliver significantly improved productivity for design engineers by providing fast, reliable access to critical design systems and data. With Avere, Sigma Designs IT organization can consistently deliver responsive, high-availability infrastructure, even as rampant data growth strains systems and mounting administrative and energy costs threaten always-tight budgets.
Sigma Designs IT evaluated options from NetApp and flash-based storage vendors before choosing Avere for its ability to significantly reduce latency at half the cost of other solutions.
“Avere Systems gives our company new flexibility to deploy infrastructure for both productivity and cost advantage,” said Ali Siddiqui, IT Director at Sigma Systems. “Moving our servers and storage to a remote co-located data center—with greater infrastructure protection and lower power costs—allowed us to deliver higher availability to our design teams at a lower cost. Avere technology lets us maintain a ‘local’ user experience, protecting the low-latency responsiveness engineers need to stay productive.”
“For technology firms like Sigma Designs experiencing exponential data growth, every hour of reduced productivity can put schedules at risk and incur significant cost to the company,” said Ron Bianchini, CEO, Avere Systems. “Avere’s FXT Series Edge Filers continue to gain traction in the market because of our unparalleled ability to reduce latency and improve performance at half the cost of other solutions, delivering real business value and competitive advantage to customers like Sigma Designs.”