Fred Pinkett, Author at Nasuni

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Fred Pinkett
12
Dec

New Release of Nasuni’s Hybrid Cloud Solution Announced

Today we announced the latest release of our flagship hybrid cloud solution – full press release here. Officially, it’s called Nasuni 7.10. Internally, it was...
11
Oct

Nasuni Partners with Varonis to Bring Greater Security to Hybrid Cloud File Services

Data security has historically been a barrier to moving data into the cloud. Nasuni’s advanced security model overcomes this issue for the many enterprises replacing...
Application cloud based services
11
Aug

Are Application-Specific Clouds the Best Choice for File Storage?

An increasing number of application providers, including Adobe and Autodesk, are offering vertically integrated cloud workspaces for their software applications. Adobe sums up the benefits...
Cloud scale NAS over box and dropbox
27
Jun

8 Reasons to Choose Cloud-Scale NAS Over EFSS (Dropbox and Box)

I’m often asked about the differences between Nasuni and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solutions such as Box and Dropbox. This is understandable, since...
4k camera
08
Jun

When Vendors Talk Snap(shots) – The Truth About Panzura’s Claims vs. Nasuni

Cloud gateway vendor Panzura recently posted a blog comparing their snapshot methodology vs. the technical approach used by Nasuni enterprise file services. While they got...
Eliminate backup
30
Mar

An Alternative to Backup? Finally Yes, Thanks to the Cloud and Continuous File Versioning

The cloud is enabling IT to rethink its use of legacy tools and processes that, for years, have been costly and cumbersome. Storing and protecting...
Icons over servers design
01
Dec

Three Ways to Archive Files in a Cloud Storage World

Cloud storage poses a serious threat to traditional archive solutions. Organizations that rely on tape face the same old challenges around tape management and reliability....
Hardware design
15
Nov

How to Deal with Rapid File Growth in Hyperconverged Environments

When you look at the evolution of the data center over the last few decades, the emergence of hyperconverged systems seems inevitable. Enterprises do not...
Windmill
01
Aug

Why the Windmill Defense Does Not Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

One of the great things about working for a growing company is that you have to earn every customer. Our sales team does not have...
Archetecture design
14
Jul

Creating a Complex Mesh in Your File Store

Global File Systems use two basic architectures to leverage the cloud and provide file access across multiple locations. One is a hub-and-spoke model with the...
Earth design
07
Jul

Latency in Global Lock Servers

The file storage world has long been dominated by large, expensive devices tuned to serving files locally. This hardware was not built to expand access...
Man using phone
15
Jun

The 4 Dirty Secrets of Enterprise File Sync and Share

At a high level, enterprise file sync and share appears to be the perfect solution for the modern business. End users rarely sit in one...
Man with cloud
24
May

Embracing What Was Once Feared

Last year I wrote a blog post describing how the fear of cloud is dead. We see evidence of this trend everyday. Customers are moving...
Cloud design
04
May

The Importance of Quality of Service for File Sharing and Collaboration

The proliferation of bandwidth-intensive services and applications has driven changes in Quality of Service (QoS) controls. Initially, the primary function of QoS was to ensure...
Evolution of Ransomware
20
Apr

The Evolution of Ransomware and How It’s Targeting the Enterprise

Ransomware is evolving. The hackers behind the original Cryptolocker trojan were stopped in 2014, but the number of imitators is growing. One type of ransomware...
Man using cloud on tablet
06
Apr

What’s the Difference Between Object Stores and File Stores?

In a few of my recent posts I have focused on demystifying some of the concepts related to the new generation of file storage, protection...
Man at computer
22
Mar

How the Cloud Simplifies Compliance

As more companies explore cloud as a solution to unstructured data growth, they want to know exactly how their files will be stored and protected....
Server farm
09
Mar

The Substance of Cloud

The problem with the term ‘cloud’ is that it feels like something nebulous, something you can’t touch or feel or get your hands on. But...
23
Feb

How Snapshots Can Replace Backup as a Primary Data Protection Solution

The cloud is changing data storage and protection in fundamental ways, and the snapshot is no exception. Snapshots are images of a disk at particular...
27
Jan

Sharing Structured and Unstructured Data in the Cloud

All data is built from the same fundamental components, the 512-byte chunks of raw storage known as blocks. Before launching Nasuni, our founders engaged in...
22
Dec

The 10 Most Common Cloud Storage Buzzwords

The cloud storage field is crowded, to say the least. Trying to figure out which solution is right for your business is maddening. You shouldn’t...
09
Dec

Cloud-integrated Storage Drives Sustainability

Normally when we talk about the potential savings associated with moving your files to the cloud, we are referring to the actual cost of storing...
12
Nov

5 Reasons You Should NOT Use Cloud Storage

This post is something of an exercise in opening my mind. The value and benefits of cloud storage are so clear and compelling that I...
27
Oct

Cloud Fear is Finished: Embracing Cloud Storage

When I joined Nasuni eighteen short months ago, we were putting a great deal of effort into reassuring people. One of my imperatives was convincing...
29
Sep

The Slow and Painful Death of Backup

There is risk in predicting the demise of any powerful and popular technology. Antivirus software and firewalls have hung around far longer than some predicted,...
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