Cloud Partners

Scale File Data in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Nasuni

Gold Microsoft Partner

As a Gold Level Partner and winner of Microsoft’s Global Azure ISV Partner of the Year award, Nasuni is the best choice for enterprises that want to leverage Azure to store, protect, share, and collaborate on rapidly growing file data.

Unlike other solutions in the Microsoft file storage portfolio, Nasuni leverages Azure Blob object storage to offer file shares that are accessible in the cloud or on-premises via industry-standard SMB and NFS protocols.

The combination of Azure Blob and Nasuni enables you to modernize your Windows file server and NAS workloads at lower cost and with greater scalability and administrative simplicity than Microsoft’s Azure-only offerings, while also providing superior ransomware protection for your file data.


Nasuni Counts Against Your Azure Commitment

If you have a Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment, Nasuni can help you draw it down. The cost of the Azure Blob object storage that you use with Nasuni, the cost of any Nasuni Edge VMs that you deploy to cache file shares in Azure regions, and the cost of Nasuni itself – as long as it’s purchased through Azure Marketplace – all count 100% against your Azure commitment.


Select the Right Azure File Storage Solution

When moving file workloads to Azure, it’s important to choose the right technology to maintain application compatibility, minimize end user impact, optimize costs, and meet data availability and recoverability requirements.

Workload, Use Case, or Current File Storage Solution Recommended Cloud File Storage Solution Cost
Windows file servers in small businesses; <50 TB total file data; one or a few cloud or on-premises locations Azure Files $$
Windows file servers in enterprises; NetApp FAS/AFF; Dell EMC Isilon; one or many on-premises or cloud locations; department shares and home directories; multi-site file sharing and locking; advanced MacOS support Nasuni and Azure Blob $
Personal user files and home drives; Office document live co-authoring; files stored in context with projects Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint $$
SAP HANA; databases; media rendering; genomics sequencing Azure NetApp Files $$$

Nasuni and Azure Blob are available through Microsoft Azure Marketplace:

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Nasuni & Azure Solutions

File Server/NAS Modernization

Nasuni leverages Azure Blob object storage to offer file shares that are accessible in the cloud or on-premises via industry-standard SMB and NFS protocols. You’ll be able to modernize and consolidate your data center NAS and remote office Windows file servers with infinite scale, built-in backup, and global file sharing, all at lower cost than Azure-only solutions or hardware refresh.

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Cloud VDI

Nasuni is a certified Azure Virtual Desktop solution that caches file shares in the same Azure regions as your virtual desktops. By keeping file data “close” to where it’s being used and enabling files to be synchronized across multiple Azure regions, Nasuni minimizes latency and gives your VDI users a better desktop experience.

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OneDrive, Teams, SharePoint Integration

Many enterprises utilize Microsoft OneDrive for home directories and desktop synchronization, Microsoft Teams for small workgroup file sharing, and Nasuni with Azure Blob object storage for enterprise and department file shares. But did you know Nasuni also integrates with the two Microsoft SharePoint-based solutions?

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StorSimple Migration

Nasuni backed by Azure Blob is a Microsoft-approved migration option for Microsoft StorSimple customers needing to find a new home for their file data before StorSimple reaches end of support. Nasuni’s professional services team and our certified partners can migrate your StorSimple data without interrupting ongoing operations and access.

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The world’s biggest brands have modernized file storage and data protection with Azure and Nasuni.

“What we like best about Nasuni and Azure is the simple installation, storage account integration, accelerated networking, and fast reboot.”

Stoyan Stoyanov, Cloud Service Engineer, The Coca Cola Company

“We are getting big savings by eliminating on-premises storage and data protection infrastructure and simplifying management.”

Global Technology Solutions Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

“Nasuni and Azure is a simple, flexible and dynamic solution for file share service.”

Muralidhar Jayaramgowda, Senior IT Technical Support Engineer, SDL

“With traditional backup, if a file is lost or crashed or destroyed by a user we could only go back in time to the last night. Now we can go back one hour. We can beat the 24-hour recovery and get it down to half an hour or a max of one hour without any user impact.”

Holger Marks, Infrastructure Manager, Western Europe

“Using Nasuni with Azure has been a great combination.  We have been extremely pleased with the ease of using blob storage in Azure to be our main location for all of our Nasuni data.  It was very good how Nasuni fit in with our existing Azure infrastructure.  There was no need to create anything new.”

Chris Zambito, Server Engineering Lead, Alcoa Corp

Learn how this engineering firm shrunk their hardware footprint and cut file sync times with Nasuni cloud file storage.

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Learn how this AEC company deployed 3 PB of agile, collaborative cloud file storage with Nasuni.

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Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest charities in the U.K., providing healthcare, counseling, information, financial support, and more to people impacted by cancer.

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HJF is a nonprofit that serves military, medical, academic and government partners around the world through preeminent scientific programs.

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Learn how this global Oil & Gas provider modernized its infrastructure to leverage unlimited file capacity and enhanced data protection with Nasuni.

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Founded in 2001, McLaren Construction Group has rapidly expanded its business across the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.

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The Mars Agency is headquartered in Detroit with 11 offices worldwide and 350+ employees affectionately known as “Martians.”

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Made up of a diverse team of thinkers, dreamers, and makers, LEO A DALY looks to transform the human experience by designing and creating places that truly matter.

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SMEC provides engineering consultancy services for infrastructure and transportation projects, including highways, roads, rail, and urban environments.

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Easy to Deploy. Easy to Implement.

Nasuni is built from the ground up to support all of Azure’s advanced features so you can build the most secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient storage infrastructure possible.

  • Azure Load Balancing
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Queue Service
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Blob
  • Azure DNS and Traffic Manager
  • Azure Resource Manager