Shift from NAS limits to Infinite Managed Cloud Storage, with Nasuni
Demands placed on organizations’ data storage, access, and resilience will never diminish – quite the opposite. Owning infrastructure above hardware NAS devices is costly and difficult to manage. Without a coherent data framework, cloud, on-premises, and NAS storage create silos, dominate bandwidth, cannot accommodate multi-user workflows, and expose attack surfaces that increase with every new workload or use case added.
Nasuni addresses these frustrations with network-attached storage and a cloud agnostic architecture designed to be better than anyone. It’s why the company was created. Nasuni provides a global file system that stores, protects, and enables collaboration on file data across the enterprise’s distributed resources and offices. Hence the name Nasuni, from “NAS, unified.” Yet, its solution goes beyond resolving storage issues associated with legacy network attached storage arrays to a globally distributed file solution.
Founded in 2009, Nasuni is based in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. The leading cloud file services provider has the world’s only file system architecture – the patented Nasuni UniFS® which runs on object storage platforms like AWS, Azure, GCP and IBM. UniFS, coupled with physical or virtualized edge appliances at remote sites, and a central management layer provide metadata and file object storage across both on-premises and cloud repositories.
The organization achieves seamless access, collaboration, and synchronized resources from any location, making sense to most businesses during these COVID times of remote workers and access. The sectors that Nasuni serves include consumer goods, creative services, engineering and construction, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, public sector agencies, and technology.
By utilizing the economics of cloud object storage, Nasuni is up and running at 50-70% off the typical capital cost of traditional on premises file infrastructure, plus Nasuni’s total capacity is infinitely scalable with your cloud storage provider of choice, as needed. With built in backup and disaster recovery, it integrates with platforms like Amazon S3, Azure Storage, and Google Cloud Storage, plus repositories in Cloudian Hyperstore, EMC ECS, Hitachi HCP, IBM COS, NetApp GRID, Nutanix, and plenty more.
Nasuni’s platform uses intelligent caching architecture to make file access fast – wherever they’re being used – and our Global File Lock® technology means no corruption when the same files are accessed, even on different sides of the world.
The clincher? Nasuni offers a “pay as you grow” subscription model, so you can scale up, or down, on demand and pay only for what you use. There are three product editions designed to suit your business requirements, from better storage and work-from-home accessibility to working with partners and clients in other countries.
1. Nasuni Essentials – Traditional NAS and file server replacement
Modernize storage and server in a data center or single site. Consolidate unstructured data in a complete solution for file storage, access, backup, and disaster recovery (DR).
2. Nasuni Advanced – Multi-site NAS File Synchronization
Modernize storage and file server silos for multiple sites. Consolidate and synchronize unstructured data in the cloud and manage it all centrally from a powerful dashboard.
3. Nasuni Premium – Multi-site File Sharing and Global File Lock
Everything you need to increase workforce productivity across multiple sites. Accelerate cross-location workflows and collaborative applications while reducing global file infrastructure costs – the Premium tier is the perfect first step towards a complete cloud-first transformation. Global File Lock protects files from being overwritten by multiple users changing files at the same time.
Part of Nasuni’s service includes a built-in backup with disaster recovery, allowing you to restore access to all your files quickly, often within 15 minutes. This reduces costly downtime due to disasters and protects against file loss events caused by ransomware. With Nasuni, all data is automatically replicated with three copies in at least two geographically redundant locations in the cloud hyperscaler that best suits your business’ needs.
Data is protected in the cloud with frequent saved versions, so other backup storage and software gain an extra layer of redundancy, creating greater resilience and lower resource costs across the entire storage network. Also noteworthy is the on-the-fly compression/de-duping of data that keeps storage costs as low as possible.
All data is encrypted at rest (and in transit, of course), with the customer responsible for managing its own keys – so neither Nasuni nor its cloud partners have access to your data.
With Nasuni, you can save on capital and operational costs and improve the business productivity of users. The IT department can focus on more strategic tasks rather than getting bogged down with storage issues and other time (and money!) consuming problems.
Digital transformation, cloud storage, automated data handling, remote working, and collaboration are easy with Nasuni. If you’re frustrated by your traditional file storage, it is time to upgrade to Nasuni modern cloud file storage.