IBM Cloud Object Storage Alliance Partnership | Nasuni

IBM and Nasuni turn unstructured data growth into business advantage.

The Nasuni Cloud File Services platform is now offered by IBM. Together, IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nasuni provide the modern, cloud-based solution for enterprises needing to store, protect, archive, share, and collaborate on rapidly growing file data.

Nasuni Makes IBM Cloud 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 UniFS global file system bridges file storage and object storage, with capabilities that enable IBM COS 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 – Coordinate file system changes on shared volumes across multiple locations.

Global File Lock – Enable 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%.

“Given AECOM’s size, there have been a wide range of file storage challenges, from struggles to collaborate on key apps, to the inability to effectively scale storage to meet business needs, to inconsistent and unreliable backups at the edge. IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nasuni have helped overcome these challenges.”

Rohn Noirot, Senior Global Director of Storage and Backup for AECOM, IBM Global Services
IBM Blog: AECOM Transforms Multisite Collaboration

Transformational Capability: Global File Synchronization

Nasuni and IBM COS 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 IBM COS 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.

“One of the strengths of our business is the number of engineering specialists we can call upon to support our clients. We need to be able to form dynamic, cross-functional teams made up of these specialists no matter where they are located. This cannot be accomplished without a fast, efficient way to store and share files. We’re now a year into our deployment, and we’re pleased with how much easier IBM Cloud Object Storage and Nasuni is for our IT team to manage.”

Herman Muliady, Head of ICT Global, M+W Group
IBM Blog: M+W Transforms Multisite Collaboration

Global File Collaboration, Too

Nasuni with IBM COS 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.

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