We performed a comparison between Box and Nasuni based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Cloud Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I like the ease of use."
"It is a very user-friendly product."
"Box is extremely stable, they have not been hacked or lost any data in the past seventeen years. I am very impressed with it."
"We've never had a penetration. We've never had a security issue that their support didn't solve. We love their audit trail. We can know exactly when a collaborator opens. We love how you can define a collaborator."
"The solution is scalable."
"You can upload your bin, upload your files quickly, and download your files quickly. It provides a lot of other alternatives."
"Governance and ease of use are why I think a lot of people like Box, including ourselves. Basically, we're concerned about what information is being sent to Box, so we use a lot of the Box governance features to make sure that what is being sent to Box is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, it is not allowed to be sent. It is also pretty easy to use. It is the easiest to use for customers and for technologists."
"Box is very user-friendly; more so than SharePoint."
"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."
"It has the ability to do end-user recovery, or a user can simply contact an admin who can perform a recovery from the management console. The versioning has simplified everything. Now we don't have to worry about those components."
"The most important feature is that things are backed up automatically in AWS. We have a lot of remote sites where there is a tiny server onsite and, in a lot of cases, we really don't have to back them up because the data is automatically copied to AWS. The cloud replication is the most useful functionality for us."
"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."
"Nasuni Management Console (NMC) is super valuable, and both physical and virtual filers are also valuable. NMC is the one-stop place for all our filers, both virtual and physical filers. They are definitely doing a great job in housing all our documents and surveillance videos."
"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."
"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."
"The snapshot functionality and the unified file system are definitely the most valuable features for us. The UFS allows everybody across the organization to see the exact same data at the same time, instead of having different file servers with different structures on them, and that's mission-critical. We have different branches throughout our organization that have to act on that data."
"With OneDrive, you can continuously save your files over a Box folder. That is something I wish we could have."
"If there was a plugin that added some sort of toolbar in Office, that would be great."
"The search features and role permissions are not very user friendly. It only searches the first few pages of a document, which is quite a problem."
"If you want to delete something in Box, you have to do it manually, one by one. That was my recent experience. They might have a bulk delete, but I could not find that option. If you want to delete something, you have to go to each and every file and delete it."
"One thing that Box would benefit from is a records management component."
"I recommend doing the trial first, because it's not cheap ware. It's not overly expensive, but it's not cheap ware, and enterprise has a minimum number of users."
"The room for improvement is in the area of integrations. They need to establish more integrations, especially with Office 365 and Outlook."
"The UI should be faster. Sometimes it lags when switching between documents."
"Room for improvement would be the speed of replication of new files. I would also like to see cloud mirroring."
"There is some room for improvement when it comes to monitoring. We are not using Nasuni monitoring. We are using our own monitoring through Xenos. Nasuni can provide better monitoring capabilities for us to monitor all the filers and NMC so that we don't have to use a third-party tool."
"One area that we've recently spoken to Nasuni about is single sign-on. Another is integrating Nasuni with Azure Active Directory. In our particular case, that would allow for third-party consultants to access our Azure Active Directory environment as opposed to coming to our on-premises environment."
"The Nasuni file storage platform doesn't work well when there are a high number of small files. This is the case when a directory structure contains more than 10,000 or 20,000 small files, e.g., 5 KB, 10 KB, or 15 KB. When the user is accessing these files from another geographical location, they might face a slow response or timeouts when connecting to the shares, and then to the files. This is because the file size is small. There is a scope of improvement with this solution when it comes to accessing a large number of small files."
"Some of their cross-platform features are really good, but it could always use more."
"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."
"We've had some organizational changes that Nasuni has not been able to keep up with, mainly from a data or file system perspective. Moving a filer from one management console has been a challenge. It lacks the flexibility to move files in and out of the management console. We have six management consoles now, and we're constantly telling Nasuni, "Hey, please allow us to move a filer from management console A to B." They can't do that."
"The performance of the filesystem could be improved."
Nasuni is a hybrid cloud storage provider that offers its clients top-ranking cloud gateway services. In order to replace the traditional file servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS), Nasuni offers a cloud solution through object storage, UniFS global file system, and file catching applications. It can integrate with public platforms for cloud storage, such as Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services. Additionally, it also works with private platforms for cloud storage, such as EMC ECS and IBM Cloud Object Storage. Nasuni UniFS creates a versioned file system on top of the object-based storage infrastructure that the listed platforms provide.
As a part of its extensive cloud storage services, Nasuni offers a cloud storage gateway called Filer, which was created to simplify cloud storage and protection. It is a virtual NAS file server that runs on VMware and that leverages the resources of the cloud, thereby making both file storage and its protection simpler. Nasuni’s cloud storage gateway makes incremental storage hardware redundant and, as a result, minimizes costs.
Nasuni’s cloud storage gateway includes snapshot and data deduplication features, caching, and management of file access, storage, and protection. The solution offers users the ability to keep a second copy of their data offsite in cases of emergency.
The Nasuni cloud storage solution allows unstructured data management to run smoothly. Its features include:
The services Nasuni provides regarding data cloud storage and cloud storage gateways make file storage easier for users. The benefits of using Nasuni include:
James J., IT Manager at a marketing services firm, says Nasuni’s management dashboard is helpful because he's able to view all of the different filers at once rather than check each one of them individually. He values the software’s security, reliability, good performance, helpful alerting, and responsive support.
According to a Server Engineering Services Lead at a mining and metals company, Nasuni offers good OR and DR capabilities, performs well, offers data security, and continuous file versioning helps recover from hardware failures.
The Managing Director of IT at a construction company appreciates Nasuni because it eliminates a lot of work that was previously done when managing backing up and restoring data files.
Box is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 11 reviews while Nasuni is ranked 4th in Cloud Storage with 22 reviews. Box is rated 8.4, while Nasuni is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Box writes "Easily collaborate and share information with this feature rich solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nasuni writes "Secure, reliable, good performance, helpful alerting, and responsive support". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Citrix ShareFile and Amazon WorkDocs, whereas Nasuni is most compared with Panzura, PeerGFS, AWS Storage Gateway, Qumulo and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Box vs. Nasuni report.
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