New Release Enhances Scalability, Security, and Manageability for Customers Adopting Object Storage for Global File Collaboration and NAS Consolidation

BOSTON, MA – December 12, 2017 — / — Nasuni, the leading provider of cloud-scale enterprise file services, today announced a new release of its flagship hybrid cloud solution that uses object storage to modernize legacy NAS, file server, backup, and disaster recovery infrastructure. A wide range of scalability, security, and manageability enhancements have been added to meet the needs of the company’s fast-growing installed base, setting a new standard for unstructured data management in the cloud. Customers are now able to accelerate multi-site file sharing, provide continuous access to files even in the event of cloud disruptions, and integrate the Nasuni UniFS® global file system more tightly with on-premises IT architectures and Amazon, Azure, EMC, and IBM object storage.

“We look at Nasuni as our global file server, finally giving us a single place to store, organize, share, and protect all our creative project files across all locations,” said David Cottman, Manager of Graphic Solutions at IDL Worldwide, part of global brand development group SGK. “Many of the features in this new release will make it easier to extend the power of Nasuni and object storage to all our business units, enabling our designers, architects, and project leaders to take client service, and our business, to the next level.”

Nasuni Product Enhancements
New features in the latest Nasuni release, now generally available, include:

  • Faster multi-site file propagation. Unstructured data snapshots are now processed in small directory “shards” instead of entire volumes. With this patented technology, shards can be processed in parallel, reducing snapshot processing time, enabling data to be propagated across Nasuni Edge Appliances more quickly, and giving users in different locations faster access to shared files.
  • Scalable virtual machine (VM) caches. Nasuni Edge Appliance VMs that cache active files on-premises now span multiple local storage devices, enabling customers to create file servers that are as big as their virtual infrastructures allow.
  • RESTful Management API. The first release of the management API provides programmatic access to information about volumes, Nasuni Edge Appliances, and notifications for workflow automation, business unit chargeback, and data analysis. The next release of the API will extend this read-only support with scriptable provisioning and configuration.
  • LDAP support. Adding to the existing support for Active Directory, LDAP can now be used to authenticate users who are connecting to Nasuni Edge Appliances for on-premises access to file shares and group directories.
  • Azure Government validation. Nasuni now works with Microsoft’s cloud service for US government agencies and their partners, and is available as a technical preview for evaluations.
  • API support for third party audit solutions. Enterprises that need to guard against malicious file attacks and comply with audits will be able to use Nasuni with Varonis and other third party auditing solutions once their integrations with Nasuni’s Audit API are released.
  • NFSv4 encrypted connections. Files and metadata shared by Nasuni Edge Appliances across local networks using the popular NFS protocol can now be encrypted, making on-premises access to shared files even more secure.
  • Improved handling of legacy Windows permissions. New volume-level permission policies enable legacy Windows Security Identifiers (SIDs) from previously acquired companies or older departments to be quickly processed to accelerate cloud migrations and Nasuni deployments.
  • Cross-region redundant global file lock servers. Nasuni Global File Lock™, the scalable cloud service that permits one author at a time to edit a file across all locations, now offers protection against regional service disruptions. Cross-region replication with failover in less than 3 minutes enables a lock server in another Amazon region to resume the service.

“Global enterprises are relying on Nasuni to help synchronize large-scale file workloads across many office locations,” said John Capello, Nasuni Vice President of Product Strategy. “This release shows our commitment to improving how Nasuni integrates with these complex IT environments at scale. Our focus when adding new capabilities, whether it is LDAP support, the RESTful API, or support for leading third-party auditing solutions, is making the overall platform simpler to operate while continuously improving scalability and performance.”

About Nasuni
Nasuni (“NAS Unified”) is transforming the way enterprises store, share, protect, and manage fast-growing file data. Powered by Nasuni UniFS®, the first global file system as scalable as the cloud itself, Nasuni’s hybrid cloud file services platform combines the limitless capacity, geo-redundancy, and low cost of object storage with the security, performance, and flexibility of local file servers. By using Nasuni and their preferred cloud provider for Network Attached Storage (NAS) consolidation, multi-site file collaboration, and archiving, Nasuni customers are meeting global growth, workforce productivity, and “cloud-first” objectives, while also realizing massive IT cost savings. Nasuni is a privately held company based in Boston, Mass. For more information, visit

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