Nasuni Founder: COVID-19 Accelerating Move To Cloud-Only
Joseph F. Kovar
‘What COVID is making really clear is that the physical world can be a liability. In the case of infrastructure, we knew that. This is why the whole cloud thing was started to begin with,’ says Nasuni founder Andres Rodriguez.
COVID-19 And The Power Of The Cloud?
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent work-from-home rules caught way too many businesses off-guard, forcing them to quickly migrate much of their employees from offices where they enjoyed relatively secure, relatively high-speed internet access to work full-time from their bedrooms, kitchens, and dens where security and access was lacking.
Andres Rodriguez, founder and CTO of Nasuni, a Boston-based developer of scalable NAS and cloud file systems, told CRN that the rush to work from home was a wake-up call to businesses, causing them to re-examine their dependence on on-premises and cloud infrastructures and find ways to ensure the issues caused by COVID-19 are not repeated in some future pandemic or other disaster.
For Rodriguez, that means businesses will be shifting more of their applications and data to the cloud, and transitioning from a cloud-first to a cloud-only architecture. He acknowledges earlier moves to the cloud had issues, but argues that the technology is now ready and businesses will have no choice but to make the move.
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