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Hitachi Object Storage and Nasuni Modernize Enterprise Data Centers

Nasuni Cloud File Services with the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is the modern, cloud-based solution for organizations needing to store, protect, archive, share, and collaborate on rapidly growing file data.

Nasuni Makes Hitachi Object Storage Suited for All File Workloads

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 Nasuni patented UniFS global file system bridges file storage and object storage, with capabilities that enable HCP to be used for all NAS, file server, and archiving workloads.

Object storage – Massively distributed with limitless scale.

Object storage – Massively distributed with limitless scale.

Global File System - Files and metadata stored natively in object storage, familiar hierarchical directory/folder structure presented to apps and users.

CIFS, NFS Protocol Support - Broad application compatibility; no need to rewrite apps and scripts to use object storage interface.

Edge Appliances - High performance, cached access to active files in all locations.

Active Directory and LDAP Integration - Leverage existing authentication policies for file access.

Multi-Site File Synchronization – Synchronize file fragments as they change across all locations at high-speed without using or impacting private WAN bandwidth

Global Volume Manager – Patented technology that allows coordination of file system changes on shared volumes across multiple locations.

Nasuni Global File Lock® – Patented technology enabling multi-site file collaboration without version conflict by allowing only one worldwide editor.

Continuous File Versioning – Capture tiny fragments of files as they change and store unlimited version history for breakthrough RPO/RTO.

Rapid Disaster Recovery – Restore fast access to files in any location that has a connection to the object storage – typically in less than 15 minutes – without a dedicated DR site.

Centralized Management – Remotely manage caching appliances, volumes, protocols, shares, versioning, and recoveries – individually or as a collection - from a single interface

Built-in Security – Encrypt files with customer-controlled AES encryption keys before storing files in object storage.

Integrated File Auditing and Intrusion Detection – Leverage Varonis Data Security Platform to detect malware, privilege elevation, and more.

Compression and De-duplication – Reduce amount of object storage capacity needed to store all enterprise files by an average of 60%.

“Increasingly, we’re seeing customers want to incorporate object storage into their architectures to react faster to change and to optimize costs. Our partnership with Nasuni and integration of the Hitachi Content Platform with Nasuni’s global file system provides the ideal ecosystem to support customers’ expanding cloud use cases and workloads. Customers looking to modernize NAS, remote office file servers, and legacy archives and gain new global file sharing capabilities need look no farther than Hitachi Vantara and Nasuni.”

Peter Sjoberg, VP Global Content and Data Intelligence Business, Hitachi Vantara

Transformational Capability: Global File Synchronization

Nasuni and HCP 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 Hitachi Object Storage 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 Warren Arnold

“We have a strong relationship with Hitachi, given Nasuni’s founder previously founded Archivas, which is now the basis for the Hitachi Content Platform. With many enterprises wanting to move to object storage but also wanting to leverage their existing data center space, the combination of HCP and Nasuni for meeting unstructured data growth challenges is exactly what’s needed.”

Warren Mead, Vice President, Channel Sales & Business Development, Nasuni

Global File Collaboration, Too

Nasuni with Hitachi Object Storage offers another digital transformation capability not found anywhere else – Nasuni Global File Lock®.

Implemented as a scalable cloud service instead of tied to a single NAS controller or cluster, Nasuni’s patented Global File Lock ensures only one person in the world can edit a file at a time, helping minimize version conflict and productivity loss.

Resources to Further Your Knowledge

Solution Brief: Hitachi Content Platform and Nasuni
Data Sheet: Nasuni Cloud File Services

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