How It Works
“We were quickly won over to what Nasuni delivers: global storage, multi-site access, local caches, storage in the cloud, integration with our infrastructure and no backups. I hadn't seen a solution that hit those all those key markers in a single solution.”
– Stephen Kerkmann, Manager Technology Integration
Nasuni’s solution is comprised of three components that together deliver the ultimate storage system for distributed enterprises. By combining on-premises hardware, cloud storage and an integrated service, Nasuni provides a system that dramatically reduces the cost, risk and complexity of enterprise-wide storage systems:
- On-premises storage controller: Like any enterprise storage system, it begins on-site. The Nasuni storage controller (Nasuni Filer) can be deployed either as hardware or a virtual machine and serves as a local cache for the most recently accessed data. Nasuni appliances provide storage for files, databases, and virtual machines accessible via standard protocols (CIFS/NFS/iSCSI/HTTPS). Nasuni appliances also provide the critical link that makes cloud storage secure by encrypting mission critical business IP both at flight and at rest and managing access through Active Directory.
- Best-in-class cloud storage: Cloud storage is the hard drive of the next generation storage system Nasuni has built. Nasuni uses cloud storage to power a solution that can scale as customers increase terabytes, offices, or geographies. In addition, Nasuni has done extensive testing and comparison of cloud storage vendors, ensuring Nasuni we use only the best of the best when it comes to this critical component.
- Active Monitoring Systems: Nasuni provides an industry leading SLA guaranteeing access and availability. To accomplish this, we monitor every local storage controller along with the cloud storage. Averaging more than 3 field reports per second from all over the world, Nasuni can deliver service levels much higher than hardware-only solutions.