Features of Our Enterprise File Service Solutions | Nasuni

Features

You could cobble together 7 different file storage, archive, backup, DR, replication, remote access, and file sync products. And you still wouldn’t match the capabilities of Nasuni.

Primary File Storage (NAS)

Feature Overview
Cloud-native global file system (Nasuni UniFS®)

Store authoritative “gold copy” of every file and metadata (inodes) in the cloud.

Provide a true global namespace for all primary file data that is not bound by local hardware.

Cloud object storage integration

Select from leading private and public cloud providers.

Nasuni support Amazon S3 Standard, Azure Hot GRS, Azure Hot LRS, Dell EMC ECS, IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Bluemix. Avoid cloud lock-in and gain flexibility to meet geo-specific, bandwidth, and preferred vendor requirements.

Unlimited NAS capacity

Scale primary capacity to whatever is supported by your cloud provider.

Provide all the space needed for group shares, project directories, and user home drives.

High performance local access (Nasuni Edge Appliances)

Provide on-premises file access to active data at traditional NAS speed.

Optimize for performance or capacity using as many virtual or physical Edge Appliances as needed.

CIFS/NFS protocol support

Present file shares the same as traditional on-premises NAS

Deploy near-infinite capacity with no change to the user experience

Multi-cloud support

Mount volumes from different cloud object stores on the same Edge Appliance

Secure access and authentication

Leverage Active Directory and LDAP for user access to file data.

Integrate with existing security infrastructure.

Encrypted transmissions

Encrypt all data sent to cloud with customer-held keys.

Protect data from being “seen” by Nasuni, cloud provider, or anyone else.

On-demand provisioning

Add more primary NAS capacity with a few clicks.

Respond quickly to business needs without lengthy hardware procurement, configuration, and deployment.

Automated NAS refresh

Offload hardware upgrades to cloud provider.

Eliminate costly forklift upgrades and data migrations.

File Archiving and Retrieval

Feature Overview
Cloud-native global file system
(Nasuni UniFS®)

Store authoritative “gold copy” of every file and metadata (inodes) in the cloud

Provide a true global namespace for all long-term file data that is not bound by local hardware

Cloud object storage integration

Select from leading private and public cloud providers.

Avoid cloud lock-in and gain flexibility to meet geo-specific, bandwidth, and preferred vendor requirements

Unlimited archive capacity

Scale primary capacity to whatever is supported by your cloud provider

Provide all the space needed for long-term file data retention

Fast archive retrieval

Leverage Nasuni’s built-in ability to cache recently accessed data in local Edge Appliances

Turn archive data into active data in minutes; avoid lengthy wait times and high transportation costs

CIFS/NFS protocol support

Offers access to archive data through standard NAS shares

Enable users to easily access archive data for analytics and other purposes

Secure access and authentication

Leverage Active Directory and LDAP for user access to archive data

Integrate with existing security infrastructure

Encrypted transmissions

Encrypt all archive data sent to cloud with customer-held keys

Protect data from being “seen” by Nasuni, cloud provider, or anyone else

On-demand provisioning

Add more archive capacity with a few clicks

Respond quickly to business needs without lengthy hardware procurement, configuration, and deployment

Automated archive refresh

Offload hardware upgrades to cloud provider

Eliminate costly forklift upgrades and data migrations

Backup and Recovery

Feature Overview
Continuous File Versioning™

Transmit every file change to the cloud as space-efficient data “shards.”

Offer virtually unlimited recovery points.
Get technical details in the blog The Backup Alternative: Continuous File Versioning

Version history policy

Control how many file versions are stored.

Optimize between cost and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs).

WORM model

Ensure data is never overwritten with Write Once Read Many (WORM) architecture.

Provide immutable record of every file version.

File auditing

Track every file change with its own date and time stamp.

Satisfy audits and accelerate file recoveries.

Volume-level restore

Enable IT to select entire volumes for rapid recovery using calendar interface in Nasuni Management Console.

Recover easily from Ransomware, malware, corruptions, or user errors.

File-level restore

Enable IT to select individual files for rapid recovery using calendar interface in Nasuni Management Console.

Recover easily from Ransomware, malware, corruptions, or user errors.

Self-service file restore

Enable users to recover any previous file versions of their own files through Windows Explorer or web browser.

Achieve near-zero Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs); reduce IT support calls and costs.

Automated backup refresh

Offload backup upgrades to cloud provider.

Eliminate costly tape and disk upgrades and data migrations.

Disaster Recovery (DR)

Feature Overview
Cloud-native global file system (Nasuni UniFS®)

Store all files and metadata natively in cloud.

Eliminate dependencies on local hardware

Geo-redundancy

Store multiple copies of file data in different geographic locations.

Leverage native capability of cloud object storage provider to protect against regional disasters.

DR Anywhere  

Instantiate Edge Appliances in minutes – once file system metadata is copied from cloud, active file ingestion continues in background.

Make any location in the world that has power and cloud connectivity a DR site; eliminate costs of dedicated DR sites and replication bandwidth.

Multi-Site File Access and Collaboration

Feature Overview
Cloud-native global file system (Nasuni UniFS®)

Store authoritative “gold copy” of every file and metadata (inodes) in the cloud.

Provide a true global namespace for all file data that is not bound by local hardware or restricted to any one location.

Automated data propagation

Save files in one location and let Edge Appliances automatically write files to the cloud where they are then replicated to other Edge Appliances.

Ensure every user in every location is using the latest copy of every file; eliminate costs of remote access amd WAN acceleration or duplicate NAS arrays and replication bandwidth.

Global file lock

Enable global file collaboration across multiple locations by ensuring only one author can write files at a time.

Prevent data loss due to file version conflict; preserve distributed workflows.

Mobile File Access

Feature Overview
Web access

Download, preview, drag-and-drop, and upload files through an easy-to-use, Explorer-like web interface.

Access and collaborate on files anywhere, anytime.

iOS and Android device support

Use Nasuni Mobile to access files from mobile devices.

Access and collaborate on files anywhere, anytime.

Private and public links

Share pointers to files with auto-generated URLs.

Enable users to share files with any other user who has the right privileges and network connectivity.

Centralized Management

Feature Overview
Web-based management
(Nasuni Management Console)

Configure all edge appliances individually or as a set.

Increase IT efficiency; recover all volumes across the enterprise with one click.

Role-based access control

Restrict access to specific administrative features or Edge Appliances.

Meet needs of large, distributed IT teams and MSPs.

Cloud service monitoring
(Nasuni Service Center)

Monitor cloud object store and Nasuni services; capture performance, licensing, and account metrics.

Ensure file storage availability; optimize performance; resolve issues proactively.