Powered by the first global file system designed for modern cloud object storage, Nasuni enables enterprises to store, protect, archive, synchronize, and collaborate on file data across any number of locations at scale. Nasuni stores all files and metadata in Azure object storage, then caches just the active data anywhere high performance access is needed using stateless edge appliances that support CIFS/SMB and NFS file sharing protocols and Active Directory authentication. The ideal combination for scalable NAS, remote office file server, multi-site file synchronization, and active archiving workloads, customers in all industries use the Nasuni platform with Azure to:
Nasuni Edge Appliances extend the Nasuni UniFS global file system anywhere high performance file access is needed. Commonly deployed on-premises in a hybrid cloud model to replace full-sized NAS controllers and file servers, these physical or virtual appliances securely transmit all files to Azure storage containers using customer-owned encryption keys, while caching active files and metadata locally for fast access. By sizing the appliances just big enough to fit your active file workloads, you can minimize both your on-premises hardware footprint and Azure egress charges. Nasuni Edge Appliances are stateless; any number can be deployed to meet business requirements, and multiple appliances can mount the same UniFS volumes. They present shares via standard CIFS/SMB and NFS protocols, and integrate with Active Directory for authentication and access. The appliances can also be deployed in Azure as VMs for customers executing a “cloud-only” IT strategy, provided Azure connection speeds are fast enough to meet users’ file sharing requirements.