Scale File Data in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Nasuni
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 & 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
“We are getting big savings by eliminating on-premises storage and data protection infrastructure and simplifying management.”
“Nasuni and Azure is a simple, flexible and dynamic solution for file share service.”
“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.”
“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.”
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