Nasuni ARCHIVE leverages the low cost, scalability, and durability of on-premises or public cloud object storage to transform the storage of cool files. It’s the first software-defined archiving solution that offers:

  • Limitless capacity without hardware upgrades
  • Instant access to archived files from any location
  • Support for leading cloud storage providers
  • Freedom from ever having to move data again

Infinite Archive Capacity.

Powered by the UniFS® global file system, Nasuni ARCHIVE deduplicates, compresses, and encrypts your cool files, then stores them as WORM objects in on-premises or public cloud object storage. Capacity and expansion are limitless, since they’re backed by the limitless capacity of your cloud.

Instant Archive Access

In today’s world of analytics and never-ending projects, users and apps need access to all data, fast. Nasuni ARCHIVE stores your cool files in object storage, but caches files that are needed on Nasuni Edge Appliances. These virtual or physical appliances are sized to fit your workload, and can be quickly provisioned in any office or in the cloud. Archive data can finally be accessed at the same speed as primary data, without a big hardware footprint or tedious data migrations.

Multi-Cloud Support

Nasuni ARCHIVE ingests data through standard CIFS/SMB or NFS file sharing protocols for maximum application compatibility, then writes to your preferred object storage using the S3 object storage interface for broad cloud compatibility. Archive files in your preferred cloud storage, or follow a multi-cloud strategy to keep your options open.

No More Tiers (Or Tears)

IT has always suffered trying to classify data as primary or secondary, store primary data on ever-larger file servers and NAS devices, and migrate secondary data to lower-cost archive tiers for long-term retention. Nasuni ARCHIVE shares the same platform as Nasuni PRIMARY to consolidate secondary and primary data in one global file system. You never have to move data or worry about tiers – or tears – again.

Nasuni ARCHIVE Specifications

Cloud Object Storage

Public cloud: Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Dell EMC Virtustream, IBM Cloud

Private cloud (on-premises): Dell EMC ECS, Hitachi Object Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Western Digital ActiveScale

Archive Capacity

Limitless – capacity of cloud storage

Maximum # files Capacity


Maximum file size


Nasuni Edge Appliances

Virtual: Amazon EC2; Azure; Microsoft Hyper-V; Nutanix AHV; VMware ESXi
Physical: Nasuni Dell OEM appliances in various configurations – see Nasuni Edge Appliance data sheet


CIFS, NFS, and HTTPS protocol support to support any app; automated migration to cloud storage

Versioning frequency

As often as every 6 hours

Storage reduction

Average 40% through deduplication and compression


Files encrypted using AES 256 with customer-owned keys; stored in WORM format (never overwritten)


Active Directory and LDAP integration for archive file authentication and access

Number of locations

Read and write access from any number of locations with NASUNI SYNCHRONIZE premium service

Retrieval time

Seconds from cloud storage; milliseconds from Nasuni Edge Appliance cache

Auditing & logging

Built-in and API for integration with Syslog and other third-party tools; integration with Varonis Data Security
Platform for threat detection and Chain of Custody monitoring


REST API with Etag support


Priced per TB; annual subscription; cloud storage purchased separately

Nasuni ARCHIVE Benefits for Business

  • Archive files as WORM for long-term reference without ever running out of space.
  • Retrieve critical application files from archive storage without delay and access them at local LAN speed.
  • Roll back to any version of archived files to any point in time.
  • Access and write to archive storage from any location (requires NASUNI SYNCHRONIZE premium service).

Nasuni ARCHIVE Benefits for IT

  • Achieve cloud-first objectives by moving cool file workloads to cloud object storage.
  • Consolidate primary file storage and archive file storage in a single unified platform.
  • Reduce on-premises archive storage and associated floor space, power and cooling up to 80%.
  • Eliminate having to do bulk data migrations or forklift upgrades ever again.
  • Eliminate the need for off-site tape or disk archive storage.
  • Provision more archive capacity instantly, without purchasing and deploying more hardware.
  • Ensure long-term data integrity, security, and no vendor access to files with end-to-end encryption, WORM storage, and the advanced security capabilities of leading cloud storage solutions.

Part of a Consolidated Platform

Nasuni ARCHIVE is a standard service offering of the Nasuni Cloud File Services platform. All Nasuni services are powered by the UniFS global file system, which makes private or public cloud object storage the best place to store your files.

Primary file storage, backup, and DR for traditional NAS and file server workloads.

Affordable, long-term file storage and rapid retrievall for cool file workloads.

Multi-site file sharing, large file transfer, and version alignment.

Global file locking for multi-site collaboration without version conflict.