Your ability to achieve digital transformation depends on an effective cloud strategy. Whether you are pursuing a hybrid cloud or cloud-only approach, you need to be able to store, protect, and share unstructured file data in a way that ensures business agility and controls costs. The combination of Nasuni Cloud File Services and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) does both, while delivering the high performance file access and security of traditional NAS and file server infrastructure.
The limitless capacity, durability, and availability of Amazon S3. The edge performance and application compatibility of traditional NAS and file servers. The groundbreaking multi-site file synchronization and collaboration capabilities of Nasuni’s patented UniFS® global file system. You get the best of all worlds with Nasuni and AWS in one scalable, cost-effective solution.
UniFS is the first file system that can reside fully in Amazon S3, yet extend on-premises using Nasuni Edge Appliances.
Each virtual or hardware appliance acts like a full-sized file server or NAS device, presenting CIFS and NFS shares to your users and applications. Except, by sizing each appliance to cache only the active files, your on-premises storage footprint is greatly reduced.
Intelligent caching yields an average hit rate of 99% to minimize data egress charges. It’s the smart hybrid cloud NAS solution.
Is your network bandwidth sufficient to access primary or archive files directly in the cloud? Then implement Nasuni entirely in AWS.
Virtual Nasuni Edge Appliances can run as Amazon EC2 instances, enabling you to spin up as many as you need to provide fast file access to your users and apps.
Whether you choose a hybrid cloud or full cloud deployment, Nasuni’s ability to span cloud, data center, and remote offices gives your users limitless capacity for home drives, group shares, and project directories, while freeing your IT team from legacy file backup, DR, replication, remote access, NAS migration, and file server upgrade pains.
Nasuni Cloud File Services is designed in accordance with the AWS Well-Architected framework, while helps customers and ISV partners build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure solutions. The Nasuni Operations Center (NOC), which acts as the control path for Nasuni, separate from the data path that writes data to and reads data from Amazon S3, is fully implemented using the following AWS services.
Nasuni and AWS offer many advantages over traditional file infrastructure:
Nasuni and AWS deliver a key digital transformation capability not available with traditional NAS and file servers – the ability to share files across any number of locations. The Nasuni platform uses Amazon S3 as the one true source of all files, then keeps active files synchronized on edge appliances so everyone in every office is always working on the latest version. It’s like having one massive global file server.
Nasuni with Amazon S3 offers another digital transformation capability not found anywhere else – global file lock.
Implemented as a scalable cloud service instead of tied to a single NAS controller or cluster, Nasuni Global File Lock ensures only one person in the world can edit a file at a time, helping minimize version conflict and productivity loss.
Object storage can be the more scalable, cost-effective alternative to legacy file storage. But it needs a file system to exploit these advantages. The first global file system designed to scale inside object storage, Nasuni UniFS brings all the capabilities of traditional NAS, file server, and archiving technologies to Amazon S3.