Nasuni is the cost-effective, cloud-scale solution for long-term data retention with rapid access
Many enterprises struggle with growing volumes of file data that no longer need to be regularly accessed, but may still be called upon on an occasional or intermittent basis. These “cool” files may include completed projects, local email archives (e.g. pst files), older revisions of media files, older versions of client data, or data needed for future analytics. Storing these files on primary storage and relying on backup to protect them is expensive, complex and time-consuming. Yet, archiving them off to tape often results in unpredictable and unacceptable retrieval times or, worse, complete data loss.
Nasuni Enterprise Edition in combination with a cool tier of cloud object storage (e.g. Amazon S3 Infrequent Access, Azure Cool GRS/LRS, IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex) is the ideal solution to your active archiving challenges.
Nasuni leverages the cloud to provide a cost-effective, infinitely scalable solution for moving unstructured data off primary storage and out of expensive data protection systems, saving both IT budget and staff time. By using durable, scalable cloud object stores in place of tape or disk archives, and on-premises edge appliances for secure, high performance access to cool files when needed, Nasuni is the ideal solution for long-term file retention.
Reliable local access, built-in data protection, unlimited scalability, comprehensive security, and support for any public or private cloud object store are all included at significantly lower cost than legacy file archive solutions.
Nasuni addresses the growing need for accessible cool file storage with the following features:
Traditional archive solutions such as on-premises ‘active-archive’ systems or remote tape libraries have many drawbacks:
By contrast, Nasuni is powered by Nasuni UniFS, the first cloud-native global file system. Our cloud-first architecture stores “gold copies” of all cool files in your preferred private or public cloud object store. Nasuni edge appliances located on-premises provide high performance cached access to files once they are accessed, making the cool data hot.
Access speed to non-cached files is based on the bandwidth to the cloud storage you choose, and enhanced by built-in deduplication and compression, giving you complete control over cool storage performance. With Nasuni, you get unlimited cool storage capacity and long-term retention, while minimizing on-premises datacenter and IT operations costs.
Instead of being tied to complex hardware, Nasuni correlates costs directly to the cool storage capacity consumed and the level of access required for the archived data. The result is massive cost savings. Cloud storage scales in place without limits, eliminating additional costs related to storage refreshes, forklift upgrades, and data migrations.
There is no more guessing about how much cool storage will be needed for the future. Adding more capacity can be performed on demand with a simple license update.
Backup and disaster recovery are built-in. Depending on which tier of cloud object storage you use, the cool storage can be geo-redundant. You’re finally able to match archiving requirements to the appropriate level of storage and risk at the right price point, all through a single solution.
Nasuni provides an active archive, making it easy to run analytics and extract value from your cool storage. While traditional archive solutions impose a significant access delay in return for low-cost, long-term data retention, Nasuni edge appliances provide instant access to archive data once it is called back from the cloud.