There aren't many guarantees anywhere, especially in the world of IT, but this apparently is one of them.
storage gateway provider Nasuni
launched a new service, rather plainly called Data Protection, that guarantees
100 percent, 24/7 availability for any data its customers store inside its
sentence isn't a typo. There aren't many guarantees anywhere, especially in the
world of IT, but this apparently is one of them.
Natick, Mass.-based software company makes Nasuni Filer, which is a virtual NAS
file server/front end that runs on VMware and uses publicly available cloud
resources-namely, Amazon S3, Iron Mountain Digital, Nirvanex and Rackspace-to
handle primary data cloud storage.
Nasuni, a small company without its own data centers, doesn't have to compete
with all those big names; instead, it simplifies the process for its customers
and feeds its storage business right to them.
latest release of the Filer includes a native data migration service
can move large data sets to the cloud while preserving a customer's existing
ACLs (access control lists) and permissions, Nasuni founder and CEO Andres
Rodriguez said. An ACL is a list of permissions attached to an object. An ACL
specifies which users or system processes are granted access to objects, as
well as what operations are allowed on given objects.
of July 18, Nasuni is guaranteeing a 24/7 uptime service-level agreement for
access to all objects it stores in the cloud.
new service is backed by the most stringent service-level agreement [SLA] ever
offered in the storage industry: guaranteed 100 percent uptime," Rodriguez
it comes to storage as a service, customers demand 100 percent uptime and
ironclad security. That is exactly what we give them, and the SLA formalizes
our commitment. Our confidence is based on extensive, long-term monitoring of
every Nasuni Filer in the field as well as our internal supporting infrastructure.
The new Data Protection Service continues our trajectory to simplify
new service includes the following, according to Rodriguez:
- Data accessible and available 100
percent of the time. Nasuni's stringent partner selection process for
raw cloud storage and its intelligent caching, file system snapshots and
proactive issue resolution enable Nasuni to guarantee that customers will
always have access to their data, 100 percent of the time, Rodriguez said.
- Completely secure. Nasuni encrypts
all data prior to forwarding to the cloud using AES-256 encryption, the
strongest standard now available.
- Disaster recovery at the click of a
button. Ranging from accidentally deleted files to the loss of an
entire file system, Nasuni guarantees that complete recovery is never more
than a mouse click and a few minutes away, Rodriguez said.
- Performance on par with a local NAS. Nasuni's patent-pending caching technology keeps the most frequently
accessed files readily available on-site, and data stored with the service
looks just like a local NAS. Users won't know the difference, Rodriguez
cloud storage lacks performance, security, and any sort of comprehensive
account management, and is just as unusable to most businesses as is a
commodity hard drive," Rodriguez said.
is a new-generation storage vendor focused on harnessing the power of raw cloud
storage and transforming it into solutions that give businesses the confidence
that only a complete storage services network and a 100 percent SLA can