Software turns 1U server into infinite-capacity NAS filer.
November 17, 2008 -
Able to integrate with existing archive and backup processes, CloudNAS(TM) enterprise-class storage software mounts Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network as virtual drive that can be accessed via NFS, CIFS, or FTP. Storage administrators can apply standard file, directory, or access permissions after installation, and users on network can access Nirvanix-mapped drive from their existing applications/storage processes. Single global namespace scales to petabytes.
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Nirvanix Announces General Availability of CloudNAS
Turns 1U server into infinite secure storage and saves 80-90% over traditional solutions
San Diego, October 13, 2008 - Nirvanix, the premier "Cloud Storage" platform provider, today announced that its CloudNAS(TM), enterprise-class storage software, is now available to companies seeking instant access to secure global storage on the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network(TM) (SDN). The revolutionary software instantly turns a standard 1U server into an infinite-capacity NAS filer accessible by popular applications and immediately integrates into an organization's existing archive and backup processes.
"Up until recently, cloud storage has primarily served as an on-tap back end for application developers," said Adam Couture, principal analyst at Gartner. "Today, we're starting to see enterprises begin to consider cloud storage as a low-cost storage tier for selective applications such as backup and archiving."
"We were looking for a way to easily store our archive and backup data in a cost effective way without purchasing additional hardware or needing specialized knowledge to install or maintain it," said Brad Larson, IT Manager at Crary Industries, an agriculture hardware manufacturer. "We also had a requirement to securely move encrypted data offsite but still needed the data to be immediately available. The CloudNAS fulfilled these requirements and enables us to focus on maintaining other key aspects of our business instead of worrying about maintaining and expanding IT infrastructure."
The Nirvanix CloudNAS for Linux mounts the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network as a virtual drive that can be accessed via NFS, CIFS or FTP. After installation, storage administrators can apply standard file, directory or access permissions and users on the network can then access the Nirvanix-mapped drive from their existing applications or storage processes. Additionally, storage administrators get access to the robust Nirvanix SDN functionality such as automated policy-based file replication, single global namespace that scales to petabytes, and storage of secure, encrypted data on one or more of Nirvanix's globally clustered storage nodes.