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Nasuni Offers 'First' Storage SLA

Nasuni is taking the wraps off a new storage service, under development for the last two years, that features a 100% uptime service level agreement. In addition to what is being called the first storage SLA, the new offering, called Data Protection, can recover data in minutes with the click of a button, says the company.

This is all about infrastructure as a service, says Nasuni CEO Andres Rodriguez. "This is a new set of services that represents a significant evolution in cloud storage: high performance access to data stored on the cloud, backed by the industry's first true service level agreement that guarantees iron-clad security and total data protection."

Nasuni burst onto the scene 18 months ago when it introduced a virtualized NAS appliance plus cloud storage. Its Filer solution, a combination of a virtual NAS file server that runs on VMware and a cloud storage service, keeps working files in cache. The files are served up to local users, and changes to these files are deduped, compressed, aggregated and sent to the cloud service, updating the cloud storage file set and minimizing storage space.

As part of the Data Protection, the company created the Customer Bill of Rights for Storage Services, which consists of 10 promises:

  1. Setting up storage services should be fast and simple.
  2. Management of storage services must be simpler than the management of an internal NAS.
  3. Data storage capacity should be available for incremental purchase, as needed.
  4. The storage service should be able to handle very large loads with no performance degradation.
  5. Data should always be accessible to the customer and at acceptable speeds.
  6. Data stored with the service should be securely encrypted and safe from unauthorized access.
  7. The storage service should never run out of capacity to store more data.
  8. Data should be 100% protected against loss, even in the face of disaster.
  9. Accidentally deleted data should be easily recoverable.
  10. A safe process for permanently deleting data should exist.
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