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Nasuni Becoming Windows Virtual Desktop Partner

To optimize long-term strategy for remote work

Nasuni Corporation announced that it is a Windows Virtual Desktop Partner.

To achieve this, Microsoft validated that Nasuni’s file system for the cloud passed its technical certification process and would integrate with Windows Virtual Desktop.

Nasuni helped us transition to working remotely during Covid-19 because it provides easy access to data consolidated from all 22 of our offices and is ultimately stored in Microsoft Azure,” said Charles Douglass, director of IT, McKim & Creed, Inc.We’re accessing our data through a variety of methods, including directly from workstations, remote-control tools, and remote desktops, depending on the specific application. No matter which tool we use for the job, Nasuni gives us a common backplane for easy storage and retrieval.

Will Hornkohl, VP alliances, Nasuni, added: “In response to COVID, IT had to find a means to allow employees working from home to access their desktops, and many turned to Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure. However, once the pandemic passes, IT will need to keep supporting remote workers long-term. This validation demonstrates that enterprises can integrate Nasuni’s cloud-native global file system to optimize remote desktops, while reducing their TCO.

Nasuni provides a file system built for the cloud that consolidates NAS to deliver infinite scale, built-in backup, global file sharing and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures. When used in concert with Windows Virtual Desktop, file resources are co-resident, eliminating the latency that would delay opening a file.

While Windows Virtual Desktop can connect to files stored on-premises from Azure, this process could introduce latency. Best practice requires storing those files on Azure to provide a responsive end-user experience.

We’ve seen significant growth in adoption of Windows Virtual Desktop since our launch last Fall,” said Kam Vedbrat, group program manager for Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Corp.Nasuni helps organizations to ensure that remote desktop end-users can access their files easily with enhanced performance.