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 »

Warren Arnold

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

By on June 13, 2017

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, XFS, OneFS, WAFL and, Nasuni UniFS®, all these file systems are not created equal. Upon closer inspection, you see there are two fundamentally different design methodologies. The “old school” traditional… Continue Reading »

Warren Arnold

Comparing Nasuni and EMC Isilon

By on May 5, 2017

When I talk to IT organizations about scalable NAS, I find many either own or are considering Dell EMC Isilon. Since Nasuni provides a unified set of enterprise file services that encompass scalable NAS, the question of Dell EMC Isilon vs. Nasuni often comes up. Nasuni’s marketing people will say Nasuni is the next-generation platform,… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Three Ways to Archive Files in a Cloud Storage World

By on December 1, 2016

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. Enterprises that have opted for disk have their own struggles, including dealing with the added on-site hardware and management costs. The cloud offers enterprises a chance to archive files indefinitely… Continue Reading »

Joe Gately

How to Prevent Costly, Unplanned Storage Box Purchases

By on October 3, 2016

Every week, I hear the same complaint from storage customers. They’re sick and tired of playing what they call the storage vendor box-swap game. The way this works is simple. A storage hardware vendor – NetApp, EMC, HDS, Name-Your-Box – sells you a storage array with a five-year lifespan. You plan your budget assuming you won’t… Continue Reading »

Louis Abate

Total Cost of Ownership Calculator Reveals the Real Price of File Storage

By on February 3, 2016

The cost of storing, protecting and extending access to files is usually not a straightforward calculation. With standard enterprise deployments, you have to deal with a number of different vendors. Disparate solutions have to work together to store, protect, manage and provide mobile sync and share access to files. There’s a cost to each one… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

The 10 Most Common Cloud Storage Buzzwords

By on December 22, 2015

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 have to spend days reading technical white papers or talking to reps to pinpoint the technologies that meet your particular business needs. Unfortunately, it’s hard to distinguish one solution from… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Cloud-integrated Storage Drives Sustainability

By on December 9, 2015

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 and protecting that unstructured data. But another value is often overlooked in the comparisons between traditional storage and cloud storage. By switching from depending on your own physical data centers… Continue Reading »

Fred Pinkett

Cloud Fear is Finished: Embracing Cloud Storage

By on October 27, 2015

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 enterprises and IT leaders that it really was OK to store file data in the cloud. This was not new. We had been addressing this concern since we were founded…. 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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