How to Build High Performance Storage Infrastructure on AWS and Nasuni

February 26, 2019

When Perkins+Will CIO Murali Selvaraj first started talking about how his architecture firm was completely transforming its storage infrastructure using the cloud, his industry contemporaries were skeptical. Architects generate huge, complex files. High-performance access to those models is essential. Cloud storage, his contemporaries guessed, wouldn’t cut it.

Five years later, roughly 90 percent of these firms have a similar infrastructure in place.

On February 28th, join Selvaraj, Director of IT Gregory Fait, and Storage Solutions Architect Henry Axelrod of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for an exclusive, honest, and in-depth webinar on how to build high performance storage infrastructure on AWS and Nasuni.

A Drastically Different Solution

Back in 2014, Perkins+Will was maintaining on-premise storage hardware and backup at each of its 24 global design studios. Data was outgrowing local capacity, forcing the firm into unplanned capital investments. Protecting that data via backup was increasingly expensive. And IT was spending far too much time babysitting too many locations and systems.

Internal technology problems weren’t the only challenge. The firm’s leadership had tasked Selvaraj and his group with finding new ways to accelerate project delivery and drive global collaboration. They wanted their 24 design studios to work together so that the best resources could be applied to any project, anywhere.

As they’ll explain in the webinar, Selvaraj, Fait, and their team determined that this was going to require a “drastically different approach.” After an intense evaluation, Perkins+Will determined that Nasuni and the Simple Storage Service (S3) from AWS were the only combination that would address their technical and strategic needs without a major capital investment.

5 Benefits of High Performance Storage Infrastructure with Nasuni and AWS

Perkins+Will has now grown to 28 global design studios and scaled from 40 TB to 400 TB. In the webinar, Selvaraj and Fait will discuss the 5 key advantages of their new high performance cloud infrastructure:

  1. Cost, cost, cost
  2. Speed and cycle time
  3. Nimble and efficient
  4. On-demand and elastic
  5. Innovative and modern

Projects move faster. New offices can be spun up and provisioned quickly, and design studios in different parts of the world collaborate on the same projects, allowing Perkins+Will to transition to the global workflow its CEO had envisioned.

The Amazon Web Services Advantage

These benefits stem from Nasuni’s cloud-native file system, UniFS™, and the power of Amazon S3. Which brings me to another reason to sign up for this webinar. This is a unique opportunity to hear from an AWS insider, Henry Axelrod, as he details the pillars of S3, including availability, durability, performance, and global reach.

Advice on How to Build Your Own High Performance Infrastructure

Finally, the group will also share their honest, straightforward advice on what you need to do to implement a high performance infrastructure yourself. This isn’t just about architectural firms. Any large or growing organization looking for a more innovative, efficient, cost-effective way to store, share, protect, and manage its files will benefit.

Moderator Tom Rose, VP of Technical Solutions at Nasuni, will manage the Q&A, so don’t miss the chance to ask an innovative CIO and AWS expert a question or two yourself.

Sign up for the webinar today – or catch the on-demand replay and take those first steps toward deploying a high performance infrastructure that will transform your organization.

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