NATICK, Mass., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -– In October, IT leaders from some of the world's largest and most data-intensive organizations convened in Boston for Nasuni's Fifth Annual Summit. The summit brings Nasuni's customers and partners together with the company's engineers, executives and employees to discuss best practices, share ideas and plan for the continued advancement of solutions that radically change how enterprises address their file-related challenges, including storage, backup, disaster recovery, collaboration and mobility.
A provider of Enterprise File Services to distributed organizations, Nasuni created the world's first cloud-native filesystem, UniFS®, and uses the public, private or hybrid cloud in much the same way that traditional storage vendors use commodity disk drives in their boxes. With Nasuni, enterprises benefit from the almost limitless capacity and inherent resiliency of the cloud, and all file-related operations occur on a system that features military-grade encryption and centralizes control – including provisioning, permissions and encryption keys – solely under corporate IT.
This year's summit included presentations and panel conversations with numerous luminaries in the disciplines of storage, backup, disaster recovery and sync-and-share. Notably, two distinguished executives for both IBM and Microsoft's cloud operations spoke at the event.
Russ Kennedy, senior vice president at IBM, and former senior vice president of product strategy and customer solutions at Cleversafe – which was acquired by IBM last fall – discussed the drivers behind IBM's new IBM Cloud Object Storage unveiled on the day of the summit. Vamshidhar Kommineni, principal PM manager for Azure at Microsoft, also discussed Microsoft's cloud-related investments and developments. Other customers and partners who spoke at the summit included:
- IT architect at Burns & McDonnell
- Lee Biggendon, director at Nephos
- Principal architect, storage and backup infrastructure at Ecolab
- Rich Kucharksi, vice president of solutions architecture at Simplivity
In addition, celebrated analyst Curtis Preston, "Mr. Backup," presented a thoughtful and entertaining session on the future of strategies to safeguard and replicate file data. Finally, Nasuni's engineering team presented proposed enhancements to the company's product development roadmap while seeking customers' feedback both at the summit and in the weeks and months to come – all while updating customers on the continued growth and expansion of UniFS. Updates included:
- More than 300 global enterprises now deploy Nasuni's Enterprise File Services in 59 countries;
- More than 2.1 billion global file-locking events have now occurred;
- More than 12 petabytes (PB) of client data are currently stored; and
- More than 21.4 billion files are under Nasuni's management, with some 64 million more added each week.
"The willingness of our customers to take the time to discuss their experience with our solution enables us to move forward in our effort to solve every file challenge enterprises face," said Andres Rodriguez, president and CEO. "It's great to see this summit foster an even stronger dialogue between our customers and our employees, including the engineers who write our code. At our summit, we are relentless asking what we can do better and what needs attention because that is how we advance our alternative to the costly, unsustainable, antiquated and broken approaches to storage, backup, disaster recovery and sync-and-share that have held enterprises hostage for years."
Nasuni provides an integrated solution to store, protect, share and access all enterprise files. Powered by UniFS®, the first cloud-native file system, Nasuni transforms enterprise file infrastructure. With unlimited scale, continuous versioning and high-performance distributed file access, Nasuni delivers the complete suite of Enterprise File Services — all at a significantly reduced cost.
Nasuni is privately held and based in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit www.nasuni.com.
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