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Nasuni Surpasses 500 Joint Microsoft Customers

With over 100PB of primary file data in Azure and 74% CAGR during past 3 years

Nasuni Corporation has achieved a milestone, with more than 500 customers using the company to access and protect upwards of 100PB of primary customer file data workloads residing in Azure.

The expansion of Nasuni users leveraging Azure has been strong since 2019, with a CAGR of 74% and a 66% increase in the number of joint customers. In fact, the amount of data going into Azure from Nasuni users is accelerating relative to past years – the company’s customers added an average of 3PB per month into Azure throughout 2022.

Enterprise IT continues to move file data infrastructure to the cloud, which along with the serious threat of ransomware and the need to support hybrid and remote work, has fueled strong demand for the Nasuni File Data Platform with Azure Blob Storage.

Additionally, Nasuni introduced a Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams integration that enables its users to store, search, browse, and edit files in Nasuni within these applications.

The company also strengthened its Microsoft Alliance team with the promotion of Paul Horn to head of global cloud alliances and Sean Cross to Global Microsoft alliance director.

Nasuni is a longstanding Microsoft Azure partner. This is a great milestone, representing impressive growth,” said Jurgen Willis, VP, Azure specialized workloads and storage, Microsoft. “We have hundreds of joint enterprise customers who benefit from the excellent performance, security, and durablity of Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, which serves as an ideal foundation for the Nasuni File Data Platform.

The Nasuni File Data Platform with Azure Blob Storage enables enterprises to replace legacy file storage and data protection with a set of enhanced file services that simplify infrastructure, provide 24/7 BC, optimize end-user productivity, and deliver data insights. Taking advantage of Azure’s object store, Nasuni leverages immutable snapshots to create a complete and secure history of the entire file share, which can then be restored back to any point in time.

This patented feature, Nasuni Continuous File Versioning, allows the File Data Platform to store all file changes in Azure, which automates data protection and eliminates the need for a separate investment in backup software and hardware. Recovery is fast, enabling IT to restore lost files or even entire volumes in minutes.

The Nasuni-Azure snapshotting approach just works,” said Joe Marando, CIO, Jerde Partnership Inc., a global architecture firm whose portfolio includes The Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, CA; Namba Parks in Osaka, Japan; and the Bellagio and Palms resorts in Las Vegas, NV. “If ransomware hits, you just go back and restore your data from right before the attack, and you get your data back. I love the file recovery functionality with Nasuni.

For Microsoft, Nasuni drives cloud consumption, and also helps customers generate cost savings in the Azure file environment.

Joint Nasuni and Microsoft customers include: 

  • JERDE: The firm needed a way to share files as large as 100MB between offices separated by oceans. Nasuni provided its solution on Azure that enables fast global collaboration and file synchronization with unlimited storage capacity and rapid file data and ransomware recovery.
  • Pernod Ricard: The conglomerate owns some of the biggest names in the spirits business, including Absolut Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey. It consolidated files from 55 EMEA locations on Nasuni and Azure Blob Storage, which reduced its RTO from more than 24h to 30mn and enabled the company to make a reduction in IT infrastructure.
  • Ramboll Group A/S: This engineering and architecture firm has locations in 35 countries, plus 300 remote offices. Maintaining a global file infrastructure at such scale was challenging, especially for data protection and recovery. Nasuni provided a single global namespace for all sites through Azure, which simplified management and eliminated the need to maintain complex mirroring systems, all while sharply reducing RPOs and RTOs.

This achievement is due to an incredible collaboration we have maintained with Microsoft over the years. Nasuni is a perfect complement to Azure’s storage portfolio. The combination of Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and Nasuni’s file data services provide enterprises with a global file share that makes files accessible from anywhere and protected from anything,” said David Grant, president, Nasuni. “Together, customers get all these advanced capabilities for about half the TCO of legacy on premises file storage and data protection.

More information on how enterprises can leverage Nasuni and Azure Blob Storage

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