File Sharing

Fred Pinkett

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

By on June 27, 2017

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 Nasuni, Box and Dropbox deliver some of the same file storage and sharing capabilities. However, scalable NAS and global file system solutions such as Nasuni are designed for very different… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Creating a Complex Mesh in Your File Store

By on July 14, 2016

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 cloud as the hub. In this case, every location and mobile device becomes an endpoint connecting directly to that hub, and all communication between devices and offices happens through the… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Latency in Global Lock Servers

By on July 7, 2016

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 to files to multiple offices or mobile devices. But today’s end users need to be able to access files from any location and on any device, and they need to… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Engineering Firm Improves Collaboration and Protection by Switching to Nasuni

By on June 23, 2016

This is the kind of story we hear from companies all the time. Files are growing out of control. End users are struggling to collaborate across offices. The traditional storage hardware the enterprise has come to rely on creates more problems than it solves. One of our clients, Manhard Consulting Group, a leading civil engineering… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

The 4 Dirty Secrets of Enterprise File Sync and Share

By on June 15, 2016

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 place anymore. They work at home, on the road, in coffee shops. Teams are not static or centrally located, but made up of designers, engineers and creatives based in different… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Leading Home Audio Manufacturer Turns to Nasuni for File Storage

By on June 2, 2016

Our customers reach out to Nasuni because they either want to solve a very specific pain point – rising backup costs, for example – or address an entire laundry list of problems related to unstructured data growth. D+M Group, a global provider of innovative and high quality sound solutions, belongs to the latter category. They… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

The Importance of Quality of Service for File Sharing and Collaboration

By on May 4, 2016

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 that applications like Voice Over IP received the network bandwidth they needed to run effectively. Those QoS controls were often embedded in network devices. But now there are more mouths… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Adventures in File Storage, Volume 2: Deadline in Seattle

By on February 17, 2016

Imagine it’s late at night, and two colleagues are working out of a hotel room in Seattle. They’re trying to share a newly created file with a co-worker at headquarters. Unfortunately that main office happens to be halfway across the world. So they all wait. And wait. And wait. But the unstructured data – a… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Sharing Structured and Unstructured Data in the Cloud

By on January 27, 2016

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 an extended debate over whether to build an enterprise storage system that caches blocks locally and stores them to the cloud or one that focuses on higher-level files and other… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

A Familiar Revolution: Why Cloud-integrated Storage is the New Virtualization

By on September 17, 2015

While discussing the benefits of cloud-integrated storage at a trade show recently, I experienced a fairly common sensation in a startup world that so often repeats itself. I had a case of technological déjà vu. A colleague and I were talking about file sprawl – the steady growth in the size and volume of files… Continue Reading »

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