The vFXT platform

The Avere Virtual FXT Edge Filer (vFXT) leverages the scalability of cloud computing to make your data accessible when and where it’s needed - even for data that’s stored in your own hardware storage environment.

Each vFXT edge filer node is a virtual machine that runs Avere OS software. vFXT nodes can use multiple types of storage media including RAM, SSD, and magnetic media.

Three or more nodes make up a vFXT cluster.

In the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, the vFXT nodes are virtual machines created within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) using the vFXT Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

vFXT instance types

An EC2 instance is a virtual machine. vFXT nodes are Amazon EC2 virtual machines with the Avere vFXT AMI.

vFXT nodes in AWS can be created from these supported instance types:

Instance Size vCPUs Memory (GiB) SSD Storage Networking Performance
r4.2xlarge 8 61 EBS only Up to 10 Gigabit
r4.8xlarge 32 244 EBS only 10 Gigabit
r3.2xlarge 8 61 1 x 160 GB High
r3.8xlarge 32 244 2 x 320 GB 10 Gigabit


  • r3 instances are not available in all regions (examples include eu-west-2 and ca-central-1). Contact Avere Global Services if this limitation applies to you.
  • Disk cache per node is configurable and can range from 1000GB to 8000GB.
updated Jun 20, 2018