Microsoft announced intentions to buy the Pittsburgh, Penn.-based vendor on Jan. 3 for an undisclosed amount.
Avere has developed file system and caching technologies designed to speed access to compute and storage in hybrid environments. Avere provides NFS and SMB file storage for Windows and Linux clients running in the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments.
Its technology is aimed at customers with large-scale compute workloads in the media and entertainment industry and beyond. Avere has developed file system and caching technoloogies designed to speed access to compute and storage in hybrid environments
Avere counts among its customers Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Library of Congress, John Hopkins University and Teradyne, according to Microsoft's blog post about the acquisition.
Microsoft's latest 'Redstone 4' test build, 17063, includes includes its promised Timeline feature, the start of Edge support for Progressive Web Apps, lots of UI tweaks, and several IT pro-focused goodies.