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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms Modernize File Data Storage in 4,300+ Locations WW

With Nasuni File Data Platform

Nasuni Corporation announced increased demand for its File Data Platform from the global AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry.

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It is enabling its AEC customers to speed up their digital transformation by modernizing their file storage and protection infrastructure; this ultimately makes data more accessible from the cloud, while providing more effective data protection and ransomware recovery capabilities.

Since 2021, Nasuni has grown its AEC customer base helping more than 190 customers in over 4,300 locations (27 countries WW) to enhance data management, adopt next-level building information modelling (BIM) tools, and facilitate complex collaborations using global file shares.

The File Data Platform gives companies the infinite scale of the cloud, while providing edge performance and data protection and security through its data file services (including Nasuni Ransomware Protection and Nasuni Access Anywhere). It achieves this by consolidating data silos, providing 24/7 BC, optimizing user productivity, delivering enhanced business insights, and offering the ability to choose multiple cloud providers. Hybrid cloud technology delivers performance benefits from the edge, enabling organizations to achieve more effective collaboration and sharing on large data sets and files at a regional or global scale.

The AEC industry’s entire business is dependent on file data and is in the midst of seismic change, with more digital solutions across entire value chains, and innovative data use cases like digital twins, design automation, BIM products, and trialing AI-based knowledge management to remain competitive and take operations to the next level,” said David Grant, president, Nasuni. “These capabilities, underpinned by cloud-based file and object storage, managed by the File Data Platform, improve organizations’ competitiveness by optimizing their processes and enabling enhanced collaboration, sharing, and data protection.

The File Data Platform integrates and supports applications like Adobe InDesign, Autodesk Revit, Dassault CATIA CAD, Siemens Teamcenter, and Windows File Copy. Company’s edge caching allows AEC firms to leverage the infinite scale of cloud object storage of their choosing while meeting the needs of hybridized work environments and maintaining data accessibility even for local and remote offices.

Research in 2022 indicates that the construction industry is, alongside the education sector, the most likely target of ransomware attacks, making data protection and the ability to instantly recover from attacks without tying up internal resources imperative to maintaining competitive business operations.

The Nasuni-Azure snapshotting approach just works,” said Joe Marando, CIO, global architecture firm, Jerde Partnership Inc.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.

Ramboll Group A/S, an AEC firm founded in Denmark, with 16,500 employees in 35 countries and 300 remote offices, partners with clients to create the infrastructure behind sustainable societies. It was relying on physical and virtual storage systems, backed by NetApp SnapMirror, at many of its global offices. The challenge of maintaining this WW infrastructure was significant, yet Nasuni replaced their existing infrastructure with ease.

We would have to do multiple updates on a weekly basis,” recalls IT project manager, Morten Madsen, Ramboll. “The current system was not a scalable solution for a company of our size.

Madsen selected the File Data Platform to address the company’s storage, backup, and management problems and Ramboll trusts more than 3PB of global file data to be stored, protected, and managed by Nasuni.

APi Group, Kimley-Horn, McLaren, Perkins+Will, SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation), Voessing, and the Walsh Group have also selected Nasuni to modernize their legacy file infrastructure, gain more value from IT investments, and recover from cyberattacks like ransomware in minutes.

To learn more about how Nasuni is enabling the AEC industry to reduce file storage costs, improve collaboration, and enhance resiliency, visit customer case studies.

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