Nirvanix, a San Diego-based cloud storage startup, is shutting down and telling customers to move their data elsewhere, sources told CRN this week. The company also told its cloud partners that customers would no longer be able to replicate data to the Nirvanix cloud.
That sounds like a candidate for our "Five Companies That Had A Rough Week" list. But it's on our "Five That Came To Win" list because London-based Aorta Cloud, a service provider and Nirvanix partner, is trying to rally Nirvanix customers and investors to acquire Nirvanix and keep it running for at least as long as needed to migrate customers' data.
Some businesses are still leery about committing their data to cloud service providers and reported failures like Nirvanix only add to that skepticism. By stepping up to ameliorate the damage, Aorta is looking out for its customers' interests and demonstrating the value of channel partners in cloud computing.