Enterprises focused on improving data center efficiency and agility are adopting Pure Storage, the leader in all-flash storage for structured data (block) workloads. However, Pure Storage customers must also address another critical business concern: how to manage the steady growth in the volume and size of unstructured file data, which is growing much faster than block data. Nasuni, when combined with Pure Storage FlashArrays, is the answer to the file and block storage challenge.
Pure Storage brings industry-leading, all-flash performance to database applications and other block storage workloads. But trying to use Pure Storage for unstructured file data that is growing exponentially wastes all-flash resources. The solution is to store file data in a more efficient and cost-effective way, without sacrificing ease of access. Nasuni enterprise file services, in conjunction with cloud object storage, is the best way to offload file data from Pure Storage. By extending the life and capacity of Pure Storage FlashArrays, they can be used on more of the high-performance block workloads for which they were designed.
Nasuni Edge Appliances are stateless, on-premises caches that provide NAS-level access to active files through standard CIFS and NFS protocols. When Nasuni Edge Appliances are deployed as virtual machines, Pure Storage can be used as the Edge Appliance storage. Nasuni stores the “gold copies” of all files in the cloud, and stores only the frequently accessed files on the local Pure Storage array. Nasuni’s efficient use of Pure Storage is ideal for high performance file use cases such as video editing, Internet of Things (IoT) machine data analysis, CAD, and creative content design and collaboration.