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Nasuni Expands Cloud-Scale Global File Locking and Mobile File Synchronization to 6.0 Upgrade

July 18, 2014

Nasuni reported its 6.0 upgrade to The Nasuni Service, which includes cloud-scale global file locking as well as desktop file synchronization for complete mobile access to data.

According to a company release, the company also released a new Nasuni Filer appliance, the NF-100, and upgraded hardware across its family of high-performance appliances.

Just as machine virtualization separates the concept of a machine (server) from the physical hardware, File Data Virtualization separates file data from confines of storage hardware. Data is no longer bound to - or limited by - a box. Thanks to Nasuni's patented UniFS Global File System, the company noted, data can be made available anywhere around the world, managed and protected, without replicating physical copies and without contention since there is only one master source of the data.

Nasuni noted its new cloud-scale global file locking capability takes full advantage of its cloud-centric storage architecture. Typical file locking on a server prevents users from accidentally interfering with one another's files; Nasuni delivers this same functionality at global scale.

Nasuni said its new desktop and laptop synchronization builds on its existing mobile data access capabilities. Employees can choose a folder on their PC for local files that will not only be synchronized back to the Nasuni service where they will be protected, but files are also available to the rest of an employee's devices, including desktops, Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

"You can think of this as a single, global, self-protected NAS system," said Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Nasuni effectively eliminates any geographic boundaries imposed on file data - anywhere, anytime. And since the majority of your data is file based, removing all the obstacles created by a remote work force is nothing but goodness. This is file serving in the age of the Tesla."

"The era of data being locked to a hardware silo is coming to a close," said Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni. "With Nasuni, the data lives in the service, and never depends on any individual piece of hardware. This cloud-centric model virtualizes the file data and frees us to provide services that take full advantage of the essentially unlimited capacity and bandwidth of the cloud. Nasuni has delivered the future of storage today."

The 6.0 upgrade to The Nasuni Service is now shipping and available at no additional charge to all current Nasuni customers as part of their standard service agreement.

Nasuni is an enterprise storage company.

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