Enterprises focused on improving data center efficiency and agility are adopting Nutanix, which merges compute, storage, and virtualization into a single, scalable hyperconverged infrastructure solution. When combined with the scale and resiliency of Nutanix Objects, Nasuni enables new and faster workflows across multi-site companies. By storing all enterprise files in an object storage-based global file system and caching just the active files and metadata on edge appliances wherever high-performance access is needed, Nasuni transforms file storage into a cloud-scale service.
Nutanix Objects™ is an integral part of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform It’s easily enabled on the Nutanix cluster through a simple software update. Just a few clicks, and your hyperconverged infrastructure now has access to a software-defined object storage solution that non-disruptively scales-up and scales-out while lowering overall costs. It’s designed with an S3-compatible REST API interface to handle terabytes to petabytes of unstructured data, all from a single namespace.
Nasuni Edge Appliances are stateless, on-premises caches that provide NAS-level access to active files through standard CIFS and NFS protocols. Nutanix is the ideal host when Nasuni Edge Appliances are deployed as virtual machines. Each Nasuni Edge Appliance VM links the Nutanix node to one or more of Nasuni’s secure cloud storage volumes. Nasuni ensures only the frequently accessed files stay resident on the local Nutanix-hosted VM. The remaining files are stored only in the cloud. Nasuni Edge Appliances VMs can be deployed on Nutanix nodes running Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) or VMware vSphere.
“Public cloud services have changed expectations. Data must be always on and immediately available anywhere business takes place. As hyperconverged infrastructure radically simplifies data center design for IT, business teams need cloud-like simplification when accessing data, without the high latencies typically associated with distance. Nutanix and Nasuni are partnering to transform how data is managed and consumed wherever business takes place, whether at the corporate office or remote.”
Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst