Nasuni’s File Data Platform revolves around a global file system that uses object storage in public or private clouds as its repository. The Nasuni platform stores files, data and metadata in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. It keeps golden copies of data in public clouds while caching frequently accessed files on virtual and physical appliances for quick access.
The Nasuni File Data Platform is among a handful of global file systems that rely on cloud as back-end storage, a technology also been known as Cloud NAS, Cloud Native File System, Distributed Cloud File System and other labels.
Nasuni stores all directories and files, as well as metadata for data creation and modification, access control and other parameters in cloud-based object storage volumes. Mappings between the volume structure – files, directories, metadata, and objects – are also all stored in the cloud. Nasuni customers can access data from edge VMs at any on-premises or cloud location. Nasuni also provides multi-site file synchronization and global file locking, and keeps infinite versions of data for protection and recovery.
Nasuni is a primary storage company but also handles file backup and disaster recovery by enabling quick recovery of any version of a file from the cloud. Its caching reduces latency by serving up most files locally.
Nasuni UniFS enables collaboration by allowing organizations to share the same files across multiple locations or cloud regions. As users update file data on an edge appliance, only the changed data gets updated to the gold copy in the cloud. Once the gold copy is updated, the change is propagated to all other regions accessing the same file so every user can access the file without latency. A hosted AWS cloud service assures those subsequent users of the file are only served the most up-to-date version and also performs global file locking. Nasuni’s file locking will alert a user upon opening a file that another user is editing that file. The second user can open the file as read-only or create a local copy.
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