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Nasuni Pros

James Joyce - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
The Nasuni management dashboard is helpful because, on the administration side, I'm able to view all of the different filers that we have in the UK, rather than check each one of them individually.
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CZ
Server Engineering Services Lead at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
The biggest and most impressive thing for us is the operational recovery (OR) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities that Nasuni has. If a filer goes down, or an ESX server goes down, then we can quickly recover.
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SM
Managing Director of IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
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.
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Nasuni
September 2022
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Pasquale Saccomanno - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
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.
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RM
Sr. IT Network Infrastructure Engineer at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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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DH
Sr. Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Its dependability and auditing capabilities are very important to us to be able to maintain a chain of custody of the information.
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Tony Scrimenti - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director, Architecture and Cloud at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
The nice thing about Nasuni storage is that it is immutable. This means the data is only written once. So, you never modify the files. When you write a file out to the storage, it doesn't modify it when you change it. The technology knows how to figure out what the difference is between the original file write and what the changes are. Therefore, it only saves the changes.
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WK
Systems Analyst at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Josh Goldman - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Manager at McLaren Construction Group
The most valuable feature is the simplicity of the backup and restore functions.
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JM
CIO at Jerde
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.
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Nasuni Cons

James Joyce - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
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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CZ
Server Engineering Services Lead at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
When we have to rebuild a filer or put a new one at a site, one of the things that I would like to be able to do is just repoint the data from Azure to it. As it is now, you need to copy it using a method like Robocopy.
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SM
Managing Director of IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
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.
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Nasuni
September 2022
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Pasquale Saccomanno - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
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.
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.
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RM
Sr. IT Network Infrastructure Engineer at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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DH
Sr. Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Tony Scrimenti - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director, Architecture and Cloud at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see Nasuni create a Dropbox or Box alternative. One of the things that people like about those tools is that they are very easy to implement. They look just like a file server. With Nasuni, you have to be online to get your file storage. With Dropbox, there is a thing running on your PC that downloads the files to it when you need them, i.e., an agent.
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WK
Systems Analyst at a outsourcing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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Josh Goldman - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Manager at McLaren Construction Group
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.
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JM
CIO at Jerde
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.
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Buyer's Guide
Nasuni
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Nasuni. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.