Data storage startups to watch: Nasuni Corp.
Cloud gateway vendor wants users to purchase stand-out SLAs
for service and reliability
Vendor: Nasuni Corp.
Category: Primary cloud NAS
Product: Nasuni Filer
Why it makes our list: Trying to bring primary data to the cloud with uptime
Nasuni is trying to stand out among
vendors by offering service-level agreements (SLAs) for uptime,
reliability and security that go far beyond those of service providers. Nasuni sells a NAS
, available as an appliance or as software that customers can run on their own hardware.
Either as a hardware or virtual appliance, the Nasuni Filer
provides an interface to cloud service providers
and handles transfer of data to and from the cloud.
Nasuni has close to 100 customers, according to CEO Andres Rodriguez, whose previous startup
Archivas was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in 2007. Nasuni has $23 million in venture capital
funding and came out of stealth in 2009. Its biggest challenge is to convince customers to trust
primary data to a startup and a cloud storage model.
This was first published in August 2011