Nasuni Expands European Presence to DACH Market
Growing demand for modern file data services fuels strategic investment after substantial business increase
Munich, October 12, 2022 – Nasuni Corporation, a leading provider of file data services, today announced its further investment into the DACH market, amid its continuing global expansion. Nasuni enables companies to access files from anywhere and protect files from anything, through state-of-the-art file data services, powered by the world’s only cloud-native global file system. The solution is a cloud replacement for traditional network attached storage (NAS) and data protection technologies, consolidating file data in easily expandable cloud object storage at a fraction of the cost.
Growth in both sales and customers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with revenue increasing by 29% in the first half of 2022 compared with the whole year of 2021 and a doubling of the number of customers in the region since 2019, has led Nasuni to triple its staff in the region. Nasuni already supports enterprise customers across a host of different sectors in this region with a focus on manufacturing and automotive. To support their customers’ local needs, the company not only increased the workforce, but also established core business functions in Germany. One of the most recent additions to the Nasuni DACH team was Michael Wappler, who joined as Channel Sales Manager in May, to further nurture and develop engagements with business partners alongside Ann Thueland, Head of EMEA Marketing based in Germany.
“There were three areas where we were looking for new options: file backup, branch disaster recovery and multi-site file collaboration, all separate solutions within a traditional IT infrastructure, but Nasuni solved all three problems for us at once,” stated Bernd Gewehr, director of IT at Vössing, recalling the adoption of Nasuni at the renowned German engineering company. “Nasuni was possibly one of the best investments we ever made, because it removed all the stress of owning millions of files at 25 branches — and backing them up quickly and safely — and being able to restore them quickly and completely. This is the real beauty of Nasuni.”
“Hybrid work, ransomware attacks and the speed of today’s global business is accelerating a shift away from traditional hardware-based storage to a software defined file data services model. Nasuni pioneered the cloud-based file data services category almost a decade ago, and the recent investment coupled with our continued, rapid growth are a validation of our vision. We do expect further expansion of the DACH team within the next 2 years as we continue to experience rapid customer acquisition growth rates,” added David Grant, president at Nasuni.
Nasuni’s investment in the DACH market came after record-breaking results from Nasuni’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 and an additional $60 million (€56 million) equity investment by Sixth Street Growth in March 2022, both of which are fuelling growth and expansion of its File Data Services globally, providing Nasuni with the opportunity to invest in innovation, international markets and strategic acquisitions. Nasuni has also recently announced the opening of its New Innovation Centre in Ireland, further demonstrating a strong focus on Europe for the company overall, which was followed by the acquisition of European headquartered “Storage Made Easy”, announced June 28th.
The rapid growth in Europe is in response to accelerated demand for Nasuni’s ground-breaking file data service as organisations quickly move workloads to cloud environments to realise the benefits of increased scale, superior economics, and heightened security from ever intensifying cyber threats. Nasuni’s entire EMEA organization has experienced strong revenue growth, seeing enterprises aggressively adopting cloud solutions to strengthen cyber resilience, support hybrid work models and get frictionless scale at reduced cost to meet their business needs.
Beyond a rapidly increasing number of customers in DACH and a continued surge in new clients globally, resulting in significant year-over-year growth in annual recurring revenues), Nasuni also saw increased traction across its partner ecosystem.
“Ransomware threats have pressured enterprises to rethink their approach to critical data infrastructure. Netcloud’s passion is to help customers transform their legacy environments to modern, either hybrid or often purely cloud-based, approaches,” says Beat Schaufelberger, Senior Cloud Consultant Netcloud, a Nasuni Partner in Switzerland. “With Nasuni, we help enterprises do exactly that – increase productivity, reduce costs, and beat ransomware with a modern file data storage model in the cloud era. It’s an exciting time seeing more and more companies adopting file data services to accelerate their businesses.”
Nasuni has a hybrid working arrangement in place across all its offices, as it transitions out of COVID-19. The company is hiring across all functions and locations in 2022; for more information, please visit https://www.nasuni.com/company/careers/.
Nasuni Corporation is a leading provider of file data services. The Nasuni File Data Platform is a cloud-native replacement for traditional network attached storage (NAS) and file server infrastructure, consolidating file data in easily expandable, cloud object storage at a fraction of the cost. Nasuni also eliminates the need for complex legacy file backup, disaster recovery, remote access, and file synchronization technologies, dramatically simplifying IT administration and enhancing worker productivity. Organizations across all verticals rely on Nasuni to easily access and share file data globally from the office, home or on the road, with specific success across sectors including manufacturing, construction, creative services, technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, energy, financial services, and public sector agencies. Nasuni’s corporate headquarters is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA delivering services in over 70 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.nasuni.com.
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