Warren Arnold, Author at Nasuni

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Warren Arnold
05
Jul

Public Cloud vs. Traditional Data Center: Compliance Certifications

As the largest public cloud providers have matured over the years, the number of compliance certifications they meet has ballooned. They no longer just strive...
mergers-acquisitions
27
Apr

M&A Playbook – Integrate New Businesses Faster with Nasuni File Services

The biggest challenge any organization faces after executing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is how to integrate newly acquired companies into the business. When most business...
19
Apr

Cloud Storage Security: The Cloud vs. The Data Center

Say “cloud storage” and some IT professionals think only of the public cloud – massive data centers around the world owned and operated by Amazon,...
14
Mar

Cloud Storage Security – Who Should Hold the Keys?

Say “cloud storage” and some IT professionals cringe. The thought of using the cloud to store enterprise data evokes security, privacy, and compliance concerns. But...
09
Jan

Why Meltdown and Spectre Present Low Risk to Nasuni Customers

Recently discovered security threats known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre” are getting a lot of attention. Both exploit common features of modern microprocessors used in computers,...
18
Oct

Azure Files and File Sync vs Nasuni

Is Azure File Sync an alternative to Nasuni? I’m hearing this a bit more since Microsoft announced Sync at Ignite. The answer is no, but...
Dell EMC ECS and Nasuni
28
Sep

EMC Constellation (Maginatics) Alternative – EMC ECS and Nasuni

Many technology vendors have a “coopetition” relationship, sometimes partnering and sometimes competing. Recently, I’ve been doing more partnering with my Dell EMC solution engineer counterparts,...
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...
Engine
20
Jul

Nasuni Under the Hood – Providing Scalable NAS “Muscle”

I may be dating myself but I grew up in the era of muscle cars, and no social gathering was complete without everyone popping the...
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...
UniFS new approach to file systems
13
Jun

Nasuni UniFS®: A New Type of Global File System Designed for the Cloud

A file system is a file system is a file system, right? Well, not really. While any short list would include FAT, NTFS, NFS, ZFS,...
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...
Compare Nasuni and EMC Isilon
05
May

Comparing Nasuni and EMC Isilon

Is Nasuni an Isilon Competitor? When I talk to IT organizations about scalable NAS, I find many either own or are considering Dell EMC Isilon....
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...
23
Jan

File Locking in the Distributed Enterprise

File locking has existed since the first generation of NAS and file systems.  It prevents multiple writers from modifying the same file at the same...
17
Mar

Dirty Secrets: 5 Weaknesses of Cloud Storage Gateways

(Updated June 1, 2018) The last research from Gartner on the cloud storage gateway market in 2016 stated it’s “at a crossroads due to low...