Nasuni, a provider of cloud file services (Storage-as-a-Service solutions) powered by their proprietary Nasuni UniFS global file system, a company operating globally from its worldwide headquarters in Boston, MA, and its European office in London, is significantly expanding its partner ecosystem in Europe. One of Nasuni’s newest channel partners is COOLSPIRiT – a UK provider of private and hybrid cloud solutions.
Much of Nasuni’s business growth can be attributed to the company’s expanding partner ecosystem, stated Nasuni, which now includes VARs, VADs, and systems integrators such as MTI, and Softcat in the UK, Cancom and Materna in Germany, and Quorum in Austria. COOLSPIRiT is now the latest addition to this partner ecosystem in Europe.
Over the past year, Nasuni has expanded its sales, marketing, and service & support teams in Europe to more than 20 people. More than 1,000 Nasuni edge appliances are now deployed throughout Europe to provide corporate users with local, “high-speed” access to files stored and protected by Nasuni’s global cloud file system in Azure object storage, Amazon S3 object storage, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), and IBM Cloud Object Storage.
“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Nasuni, which will help our customers take advantage of the many cost-saving, IT efficiency, business continuity, and user productivity benefits Nasuni offers,” said Alex Raben, Brand Strategy Manager at COOLSPIRiT. “We are always considering the future of digital business and the challenges customers will face as they undergo digital transformation. We grow by partnering with disruptive technology providers that complement our current product set. Our new partnership with Nasuni is ideally suited for organizations looking to maximize the impact of the cloud, and transform how they store, protect, synchronize, and collaborate on fast-growing file data.”
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NAS, Backup, Archiving, DR
Nephos Technologies, Nasuni’s longest-standing partner in the UK, was one of the first to recognize how Nasuni Cloud File Services “modernizes” NAS, backup, archiving, and disaster recovery (DR), while offering new capabilities for multi-site file synchronization and collaboration.
“We are increasingly seeing customers look to cloud storage as the way to solve the challenge of rapid data growth,” said Michael Queenan, Director of Nephos Technologies. “Like any technology shift, the move from disk-based file storage to cloud-based file storage is creating the opportunity for new vendors to emerge. Nasuni, by delivering the first file system that makes cloud object storage usable for storing files, is becoming the catalyst for this transition. We’re glad we were one of the first solution providers in the UK to recognize this shift, as our early partnership with Nasuni has enabled us to grow with them.”
Through its subscription service, Nusani is combining “low cost, unlimited capacity, and durability” of object storage from leading cloud vendors such as Amazon, Azure, Dell EMC, and IBM, with “high performance, security, and broad application compatibility” of traditional file storage. This would improve workforce productivity and simplify IT operations while reducing IT costs.
“Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly looking for ways to execute on strategic cloud-first objectives,” said Andy Hardy, Vice President EMEA at Nasuni. “They love that Nasuni can give them a quick win in this area. Whether they need a more cost-effective way to archive files as they age, a more scalable way to store files without the constraints of traditional file servers and NAS, a better way to protect files without the pain of traditional file backup and disaster recovery, or a faster way to synchronize and collaborate on files across multiple offices, Nasuni combined with on-premises or public cloud object storage offers the ideal solution.”
As a global provider of cloud file services, Nasuni raised $10 million in venture capital financing in 2014. This financing round brought the company’s total funds raised by then to $53 million.