Many companies consider using cloud storage to reduce costs and the IT burden of storing data in the enterprise. However, simply calculating the annual cost of a SAN or NAS server versus the per GB cost of cloud storage does not produce an accurate view of cost savings, because cloud storage alone is not equal to all the functionality found in todayís enterprise-class storage solutions. Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) delivers the benefits of cloud storage with the features and functionality that enterprises require, while still reducing the cost of storage. Using examples of real companies, this white paper will illustrate five different ways enterprise organizations can save money by transitioning from traditional hardware to Nasuni Cloud-integrated Storage for storing file data.
In September 2012, Nasuni conducted a survey of more than 1,300 corporate IT users to better understand employee habits regarding Shadow IT and their impact on corporate IT systems and security. This paper presents the survey results, including what users revealed about their use of consumer file sharing solutions and personal devices.
The global architecture and engineering firm Environmental Systems Design, Inc., had enough capacity to handle its data. The challenge was protecting that data. The firm would often have 15TB of data in production at a given time and its existing backup solutions simply could not keep pace. After quickly outgrowing several other systems, ESD turned to Nasuniís enterprise storage as a service. Now, thanks to Nasuniís automated backup, which delivers unlimited versioning, fast disaster recovery and an unmatched RPO, IT can stop worrying about backup and focus on its core mission of enhancing business productivity.
When world-class architecture and design firm Perkins+Will needed a high performance storage platform to support their global teams, they turned to Nasuni. With 24 locations around the world, traditional storage and data protection schemes were becoming expensive and difficult to manage. Teams in different locations wanted access to shared project data. Nasuni has allowed Perkins+Will to deploy a high performance storage platform that delivers data protection and synchronization at a fraction of the cost and complexity of any existing solution.
Traditionally slow access speeds prevented the real use of the cloud in disaster recovery planning. However, modern cloud storage gateways accelerate the speed of access and can provide immediate access to data stored in the cloud. Read on to learn more today!
The increasing user-friendliness of cloud computing is making it more accessible to users as they better understand its capabilities and realize how easy and affordable it can be. As cloud infrastructure has started offering a wider range of storage functionality, IT professionals are finding that they can make use of the benefits it provides both operationally and financially. But achieving this optimum result is neither easy nor prevalent; awareness of the upside can sometimes blind prospective users to the potholes and blind curves on the road to cloud storage bliss. This paper assumes at least a general awareness of the methods and advantages of cloud storage, and perhaps even an acknowledgement that it is a natural infrastructure development, and is therefore designed to provide pragmatic advice to help with specific deployment choices.
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