Nasuni: Best in class for cloud storage
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 19, 2017

Nasuni: Best in class for cloud storage

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Nasuni Cloud Storage

We use our Nasuni Cloud Storage appliance for 95 percent of our CIFS data, as well as some of our NFS data. This includes roaming profiles, home directories, and network shares. It has addressed our concern regarding storage capacity. If we need more space, we just increase the size of our subscription.
  • The management console is extremely simple and easy to navigate, making common tasks easy to do.
  • Our storage appliance is configured to snapshot data several times an hour, making the risk of data loss very low.
  • Data restores are very intuitive, and take seconds to initiate regardless of whether it is one file or 300GB of data. We have successfully restored many Gigs of data in minutes.
  • I wish there was greater ability to manage the data on the filer. For instance, culling the data for duplicates and cleaning up old data. We currently use a third party tool, which is very slow to run against many Terabytes of data. If this was included in the product from the ground up, I expect it could be much more efficient.
  • This is not the least expensive product on the market. That being said, for what it does, we find it to be a very worth while investment.
  • Dramatically reduced time spent managing our storage platform. Quotas and reporting tools take all the guesswork out of data growth. Updates are easy to deploy. Time freed up can be used for more user-facing activities that we consider more valuable to the organization.
  • The overall stability of the platform has been very good. We have been running on the same hardware for the past four years without any performance issues.
The technical support and escalation path for Nasuni is much more reliable and efficient. No getting transferred to various teams. Often times, the person who answers your call is able to resolve your issue. If they cannot, they get the case assigned to the appropriate engineer right away. Time to close has always been very good.
It is great for organizations that do not want to be limited to the size of their storage appliance. Since the hardware is used primarily as a cache, there is no cap of the amount of data. Anything beyond the cache size gets stored in the cloud, and Nasuni has advanced logic that ensures the most active data stays in cache, so performance is not impacted.

Nasuni Cloud Storage Feature Ratings

Versioning
8
Video files
9
Audio files
9
Document collaboration
8
Access control
9
File search
7
Device sync
8
User and role management
9
File organization
6
Device management
9
Performance
10
Reliability
9
Storage Reports
8