Nirvanix Announces General Availability of CloudNAS

Nirvanix announces that its CloudNAS, enterprise-class storage software, is now available to companies seeking instant access to secure global storage on the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network (SDN). The 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.

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.

Benefits of CloudNAS:
80-90% cost savings over managing traditional storage solutions;
Eliminating large capital expenditures while enabling 100% storage utilization;
Encrypted offsite storage that seamlessly integrates into existing archive and backup processes;
Built in data disaster recovery and automated data replication on up to 3 geographically dispersed storage nodes for a 100% SLA;
Immediate availability to data in seconds, versus hours or days on offline tape.

Nirvanix CloudNAS is suited for companies that maintain repositories of archival, backup or unstructured data that requires long-term, secure storage, or organizations that use automated processes to transfer files to mapped drives. Example use cases include long-term archiving of data leveraging an established backup/archival solution; departments using a centralized, shared data repository; disk-to-disk-to-cloud replacing tape for archival of data; and simple back-up of all computers within a department.

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