Primary storage, disk-to-disk replication, tape backup, WAN optimization… and the list goes on. To say enterprise storage is a complex system is an understatement.
Well, there is a new player in town and it’s called cloud-integrated storage.
My name is Andres Rodriguez, and I am the CEO and founder of Nasuni. We are changing the way storage is delivered into the enterprise data center. And today, I’m going to show you how. Here is your traditional storage controller. As your business grows and data grows, you’re going to continue to add more disc arrays into this control. And having to reformat and reprovision data for the controller. You’re never going to want to run it like this, you’re always going to have some kind of secondary backup system to make sure that data is protected. You may also want to have some sign of second sight, where all the data is being sent. If in addition to that, you have to support multiple offices, you’re going to want to have some kind of WAN acceleration that reaches into those branch offices, giving them access to all the data that’s being stored in your primary data center. You may also have mobile workers that want access to this data, creating yet another layer that you have to support. The result of all that is an increase in complexity from all of these systems that are running piecemeal, and are now the responsibility of IT to keep working together.
Nasuni changes all that. We introduced a storage controller that has the cloud as a component integrated into the controller. The cloud is interesting, because it brings together three powerful properties. One, it’s elastic, it has unlimited capacity. Two, it’s protected. You do not need to back up the cloud, it has its own protection mechanism. And third, it is available anywhere. Which means you can use it as a hub for synchronization for all of your data.
The fourth thing is, of course, it’s someone else’s problem. What Nasuni has done is it’s wrapped the cloud with a service that gives you all of that functionality in a storage controller that looks to your applications and your users just like traditional storage. But, never fills up, doesn’t need to be protected, and can make the data available anywhere. Let’s talk now about how Nasuni can help in your environment. You’re going to have your primary data center, but now, by having cloud as a component, it’s the hub really of this new infrastructure. You’re not going to have to worry about running out of space in that storage controller. You’re going to have caching and acceleration that works to give you a uniform level of performance and protection at that office. Even more exciting is the fact that when you want to make that data available to any number of locations around the world, you’re just going to be dropping in these thin appliances that do not need to be backed up. You don’t have to worry about running out of room with them. And this whole system can synchronize data across any number of locations seamlessly, and without you having to worry about it. That is the key innovation, the storage company for the first time is there to help you run your storage, not just to give you a box.