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"We use Nasuni's continuous file versioning feature and it fully protects us. With the ability to version files and have continuous recovery, it helps in terms of resiliency. If we have an incident then we would be able to easily recover from it by using the technology.""The most valuable feature is that we have redundancy in our data. It's nice to know that it is cached both locally on the filters, as well as stored on that cloud.""Nasuni gives us a single platform with a 360-degree view of our file data, which is very important to us. We have everything that we need to look at in a single pane of glass.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of the backup and restore functions.""Nasuni offers us a single platform with a 360-degree view of our file data, which is definitely important to us. It simplifies IT operations tremendously. Because it is taking continuous snapshots, it eliminates a lot of work that was done previously when trying to manage backing up and restoring data files.""I can see who is logging in on files from all over the globe. For example, if a file is locked, maybe a user in Shanghai has locked files or something, I can see that from the Management Console, then unlock the file.""We've used it to provide file source capacity for VDI environments. The security of it is important and the fact that it's object storage, it's immutable and that it can't be held for ransom. It's a lot smoother than our previous processes that weren't Nasuni-based. A lot of it is done automatically just by the system being in place.""Another helpful feature, in addition to restoring a file that was deleted within 24 to 48 hours, is that we have the ability to restore a file or a folder that was deleted, going all the way back to the inception of that file or folder. That means we actually have unlimited backups to the inception point of data with Nasuni."

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"The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.""The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features."

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"I would like to see Nasuni provide the ability to mirror a Nasuni appliance from one site to another. They could maybe have a standby appliance that is mirrored in a different location for disaster recovery purposes. We can recover if data and a Filer are lost because of a possible ransomware event, but even that takes time to recover. If we had the ability to have a mirrored appliance, we could flip over to that mirrored device and resume instantly rather than repopulate the local appliance with data from the snapshot history in the cloud. This is another feature that we would really like to see, if possible.""The speed at which new files are created is something that could be improved. For example, if you create a new file in another country, I won't see it for between 10 and 15 minutes.""I would like to see improvement in the training Nasuni provides. Compared to some of the other vendors out there, like Microsoft, where you can find how-to videos, Nasuni only has a lot of PDF documents that you have to go hunting for. It's workable, it certainly isn't a problem, but video walkthroughs would always be helpful.""One thing to consider is that Nasuni will have the same limitations that a traditional file storage solution will have, although that is because they are taking the place of a traditional architectural model. For example, Office 365 supports collaboration on documents such as Excel files and Word documents, but because Nasuni is a traditional file server, in that sense, it can't make use of that functionality.""Nasuni recently implemented a health system for filers. However, it needs better visibility because it lacks data and an explanation, or reasoning as to why a particular filer may be unhealthy.""I would like to see them improve their tools in regards to accessing data using smartphones, tablets, and iPads. I think the Nasuni app could be improved to make access to the data cleaner and more efficient.""Its interface design or the graphic user interface design can be slightly tweaked in some areas. Some built-in setup wizards would be very beneficial. Rather than having to go in and configure it by hand, there should be more setup wizards for onboarding new data shares and getting it set up the way you want. I don't know if these are on their roadmap, but I sat down and talked to them about some of the work concerns, some of the things that we liked, and some of the things that we didn't like. They are probably working on that.""When we first set up our bandwidth limiting, we had a few problems when it came to managing it. This is something that could be made easier; however, we were able to make the changes that we needed to for our environment."

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"Licensing is an area that needs improvement.""A lot of their new technologies are not very good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost is based on the capacity, which is approximately $100 USD per terabyte.""It is around $850 per terabyte per year. Any additional costs that you would incur are for the local caching devices that you'll need to access Nasuni. You kind of provide your own virtual machines or compute to access the data. You also pay for the object storage. So, there are three parts to it. There is the Nasuni license per terabyte. You would also pay for the actual object storage in the cloud, and then you would pay for virtual machines to access the storage.""I would not say it is economically priced, but it is affordable. If you can afford to pay for it, it is worth the money, but it is definitely not overpriced. It is priced about where it needs to be in the market. We were satisfied with the way they did their licensing and how they handled it. I believe they actually license by data size. It is based on how much data is being held on the machine and replicated, and that's completely understandable. So, for us, their pricing was as expected and affordable.""Our agreement is set up such that we pay annually per terabyte, and we buy a chunk of it at a time. Then if we run out of space, we go back to them and buy another chunk.""It has a license fee as well as hardware costs, which we would incur if we want to use Nasuni Cloud Storage Gateway for upgrades.""There are annual costs that we pay for maintaining all of the snapshot history in the cloud. That is the primary cost that we pay. We occasionally buy newer Nasuni appliances or deploy them to new offices when the need occurs. That capital equipment expenses is less than the cost of buying new file storage systems. For the most part, you are trading a CapEx cost of storage equipment for an OpEx cost for management of all the snapshot data in the cloud.""The cost of licensing is negotiated and billed annually per terabyte.""The pricing is on par with everybody else, and fair."

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"It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright.""Pricing is most likely comparable."

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Top Answer: The global file locking feature is valuable. The ability to quickly deploy new sites is also valuable.
Top Answer: It is around $850 per terabyte per year. Any additional costs that you would incur are for the local caching devices that you'll need to access Nasuni. You kind of provide your own virtual machines or… more »
Top Answer: Room for improvement would be the speed of replication of new files. I would also like to see cloud mirroring.
Top Answer: The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.
Top Answer: I don't pay monthly. I purchase the solution outright and use it until the license is done. I get my money's worth. It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright.
Top Answer: Licensing is an area that needs improvement. I have had six support calls in the last two years all related to licensing because the license would stop all of a sudden.
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Nasuni cloud file services is the modern alternative to Windows file servers, NAS, and file backup. Nasuni leverages AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud object storage to offer limitless file shares that can be accessed via standard SMB and NFS protocols from Windows, Linux, and macOS. Shares can be deployed in the cloud or cached on-premises for fast access near where file data is being used. Infinite snapshots, high-speed global file synchronization and file locking, rapid ransomware recovery, and file data analytics are also included in the Nasuni subscription, which costs up to 70% less than legacy file storage and other cloud file storage solutions.

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Environmental Systems Design Inc., Imagination, Lewis Group of Companies, Saint Michael's College, TBG Partners, Sedgwick LLP, Barry Isett & Associates, Perkins+Will
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Construction Company47%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Engineering Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company19%
Government8%
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Midsize Enterprise44%
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Nasuni is ranked 6th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 16 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowProtect is ranked 13th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 2 reviews. Nasuni is rated 9.0, while StorageCraft ShadowProtect is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Nasuni writes "Secure, reliable, good performance, helpful alerting, and responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorageCraft ShadowProtect writes "Transitions easily from physical to virtual servers, reliable, with comparable pricing". Nasuni is most compared with Panzura, Qumulo, Cohesity SpanFS, AWS Storage Gateway and NetApp AltaVault, whereas StorageCraft ShadowProtect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Datto Cloud Continuity, MSP360 Backup, Acronis Disaster Recovery and Nakivo.

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