Cleversafe and Nasuni Announce Strategic Storage Partnership

Cleversafe and Nasuni Announce Strategic Partnership|Cleversafe and Nasuni Announce Strategic Partnership

July 29, 2014

Market Leading Storage Providers Partner to Build Unified Storage Solution That Connects Global Organizations and Lowers Costs

Cleversafe LogoCHICAGO and NATICK, July 29, 2014 – Cleversafe, Inc., the industry leading object-based storage provider, and Nasuni, a provider of enterprise storage-as-a-service to global organizations, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership, enabling reliable, cost-effective, cloud-integrated storage for distributed organizations.

With Cleversafe Dispersed Storage® Network (dsNet®) technology and Nasuni Filers, enterprises can deploy unified storage, backup and multi-site disaster recovery into a single storage system that enables centralized control, integrated backup and significant cost savings – especially as data grows to the Petabyte-level and beyond. With this combined solution, distributed offices and mobile employees can access a single global fileshare that makes collaboration and centralized data protection possible, regardless of a user’s physical location.

“By combining a unified storage solution with the power of scalable private cloud storage, Nasuni and Cleversafe are enabling businesses to simplify their storage infrastructure and consolidate their collaboration, data protection and disaster recovery systems,” said Warren Mead, Vice President of Business Development, Nasuni. “An all-in-one storage system that provides local-type performance for users, along with a scalable and cost-effective private cloud solution, helps organizations solve their most complex storage challenges.”

Cleversafe’s dsNet® object-based storage solution uses a patented, geographically dispersed erasure coding algorithm that stores data as virtualized and encrypted “slices” that are spread across multiple independent storage nodes in a cloud. With dispersed object storage, the need for data replication and RAID is eliminated, which reduces capital and operating expenses while improving data uptime and security. This approach also enhances the availability of data through toleration of multiple, simultaneous drive, node, site and/or network failures while maintaining continuous access to data.

Using Cleversafe as the primary storage pool, Nasuni Filers facilitate traditional NAS and block access to a single, master dataset shared across the world. Nasuni combines distributed access with centralized control, enabling unified access to data while simplifying infrastructure and lowering costs. Local Nasuni Filers cache frequently accessed data and provide local performance, while Cleversafe’s dsNet storage – deployed across many data centers – acts as the central hub.

“Our customers are telling us that yesterday’s storage architectures don’t scale and are way too expensive. In response, we have developed a software solution that manages data at scale with 100 percent of the reliability and resilience of a legacy system at half the cost,” said Peter Howard, Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Cleversafe. “Our combined solution with Nasuni allows our customers to easily deploy these solutions without the headaches and the additional costs.”

About Cleversafe Inc.
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves Petabyte-and-beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives 65 percent or more of the storage cost from the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world’s largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit, call 312-423-6640 or email us at [email protected].

About Nasuni
Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides globally-distributed organizations with a simple, unified storage solution. By combining on-premise hardware with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure, all-in-one data storage solution that provides local performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete storage service for the global enterprise. Nasuni is privately held and based in Boston, MA. For more information, visit

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