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Bill Trautman, director of storage technology at DataSpan, a Dallas-based solution provider and Nasuni partner, said the Nasuni multi-site access to customer data does not really have any good alternatives.
"The ability to access data from multiple sites is a really big deal for customers," Trautman said. "For now, we only see it for certain specific applications like SharePoint. And the fact that Nasuni added the ability to lock data in a multi-user environment is important. It will be interesting to see how customers will put it to use. To me, the sky's the limit."
Trautman said Nasuni has proven to be a good partner because its technology can be used as primary storage for unstructured data.
"Unstructured data is exploding," he said. "Customers could keep that data on-premises, but as the data ages, why keep so much stagnant data on-site. They can use the cloud as a low-cost storage tier."
The new multisite access to data capability is available starting Monday. Nasuni is providing it to existing and new customers at no additional charge. "We don't want to nickel and dime our customers to death," Rodriguez said. "Everything is available at one price."
Nasuni works exclusively through channel partners, Rodriguez said.