5 File Storage Resolutions for Every Organization in 2022January 06, 2022 | Stephen Skidmore
Here at Nasuni, we often talk to IT leaders who know they should move their file storage to the cloud, but simply haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe you’re in that same boat, and you’re intimidated by the migration process. Maybe your NetApp rep talked you into another hardware expansion. Or maybe you’ve been listening to backup vendors too long to discern the truth about file data protection in the age of ransomware. Like a diet & exercise-related New Year’s resolution, there’s always a reason not to follow through.
Well, we’ve decided to make it easier for any remaining holdouts by compiling a list of five simple file storage resolutions every organization should adopt in 2022!
1. Migrate to the cloud without headaches
Even if the appeal of moving your files to the cloud – and maintaining fast local access – is obvious, some organizations may be hesitant to make the shift because they fear a complex or difficult migration. We get that. It’s the reason we developed a 3-step process that simplifies migrations, along with a suite of offerings designed to facilitate and accelerate cloud migrations for organizations of all sizes, from regional companies and local governmental organizations to massive, multi-national, Fortune 100 enterprises.
2. Convert to on-demand capacity
There is no longer any reason to wait weeks or months for file storage capacity expansions or suffer through complex capacity planning exercises. Relying on hardware to expand file storage is especially risky these days, given hardware shortages and supply-chain disruptions.
Nasuni offers organizations scalable, cost-effective, on-demand capacity in cloud object storage. There are no supply-chain issues in the cloud! Why wait months or more when you can grow file storage capacity on demand at any site, anywhere in the world, today?
3. Upgrade to built-in backup
Backup-based data protection has long been a thorn in IT’s side, forcing highly skilled employees to babysit and manage tedious processes. In the past, though, proponents of backup could argue that it generally delivered on its promise. Today, that’s no longer true. Backup doesn’t protect organizations from ransomware attacks. (See the next resolution.)
Today’s organizations deserve (or should I say require?) a new kind of data protection – built-in, automatic backup that just works, without babysitting or management. Nasuni automatically provides file backup for all locations, with unlimited snapshots, fast restore times, and predictable RPOs and RTOs. And it protects against ransomware…
4. Provide rapid ransomware recovery
What the backup vendors don’t want you to know is that even when their solutions do protect your files against ransomware, they fail to protect your organization as a whole. Recovering files from backups after an extensive ransomware attack can lead to long delays and serious revenue losses. Did your backup strategy really work if you needed to wait days or weeks to restore access?
Meanwhile, Nasuni allows IT to surgically recover a million files in less than a minute, minimizing disruption to the business as a whole and getting employees back to work as quickly as possible. As of today, none of our surveyed customers have been forced to pay a ransom, either.
5. Simplify management of file infrastructure
Relying on file storage hardware at multiple sites doesn’t merely create a capacity planning problem. It’s a huge management headache.
Consolidating file storage in the cloud with Nasuni allows you to replace multiple data silos and toolsets with a single global file system. You can manage file storage, data protection, access and more at an unlimited number of global sites through a single console. IT can devote more time to strategic, high-value work that drives the business forward.
As we hurry forward into 2022, keep these 5 file storage resolutions in mind – and consider upgrading to Nasuni, the one technology that can deliver on all of them through a single, cost-effective platform.
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