Nasuni is a software-defined platform that consolidates Network Attached Storage (NAS), distributed file servers, data protection, instant recovery, file archiving, multi-site file synchronization, and global file locking in one simple, scalable solution that spans the data center and the cloud. Together with public or private cloud object storage, it is the modern way to store, protect, synchronize, and collaborate on unstructured file data. Nasuni – short for “NAS Unified” – is basically better NAS, at half the cost.
At the heart of the Nasuni platform is Nasuni UniFS®, the first file system designed for the "new disk" - public or private cloud object storage such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure blob storage, Dell EMC ECS, Google Cloud Storage, Hitachi object storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, and Western Digital HGST. Freed from the constraints of legacy disk-based file systems, Nasuni's patented global file system has no limits on file size, file type, number of files, or volume size. UniFS also has the unique ability to extend itself anywhere high performance file access is needed using Nasuni Edge Appliances, which cache just the actively used files and their associated metadata from object storage, and support the same standard CIFS and NFS file sharing protocols as traditional NAS. By replacing full-sized file servers and NAS devices with virtual or physical Nasuni Edge Appliances that are just big enough to cache the active files, fast file access can be provided in all locations at a fraction of the cost. Nasuni's unique "cache from cloud" architecture offers unlimited primary and archive file storage capacity, continuous file versioning, instant recoveries, easy DR, fast file synchronization across sites, and global file locking.
Nasuni aligns business and IT objectives with powerful benefits for both.
For IT, Nasuni reduces file infrastructure TCO by an average of 60%, while freeing administrators from the traditional pains of unstructured data management. Nasuni enables IT to:
No. UniFS® was designed to leverage the unlimited scale of the cloud, so there is no limit to the number of files. Still, all data is chunked, compressed and deduplicated before being sent to the cloud to ensure that enterprises aren’t paying for unnecessary storage or bandwidth.
Since Nasuni caches files locally and preserves familiar drives, directory structures and shares, end users often fail to notice when IT completes the cutover. The exceptions are employees in small offices and remote locations, who typically find that file access accelerates.