Many siloed storage, data management, file sync and share and security solutions exist to provide for these individual requirements, but are typically cobbled together in costly, inefficient and unreliable ways. Nexsan UNITY addresses all of these requirements in a single unified solution which delivers high performance and multi-site collaboration at LAN speed to support business continuity and disaster recovery processes as well as mobile access to primary storage data.
Delivering high-performance multi-site collaboration, UNITY exclusively offers enterprise n-Way Sync. The n-Way Sync functionality makes UNITY the only enterprise filer to deliver high performance unified storage with site-to-site enterprise synchronisation. Enterprise sync is supported across distributed primary storage at LAN access speeds, improving user productivity while leveraging an organisation’s secure infrastructure, including Active Directory to prevent unauthorised user file access. This assures that data is in sync across multiple sites and locations while securing content with encryption at rest and in flight with self-encrypting drives and encryption keys. As a result, users have the mobile access they demand while IT can assure the security and control needed to remain compliant.
UNITY’s patented technology is designed to support all devices – from mobile devices to tablets, laptops and desktops running Android, iOS, Mac and Windows– and provides a secure connection to data stored and managed within the enterprise totally eliminating the drudgery of using unpopular and aging VPN technologies. Mobile workforces will have the freedom and flexibility to access and share files securely across all of their devices - no matter where they are - for enhanced business productivity and data security.
“Today’s NAS and SAN storage solutions have ignored the need for secure access to protected data maintained within the enterprise,” said Bob Fernander, CEO, Nexsan
. “With Nexsan UNITY we’re providing a means to extend primary storage across and outside the enterprise in a secure manner. We’ve combined the power and performance of our Nexsan unified storage platform with the cloud flexibility of our Transporter private cloud file sync and share appliances. The result is a unified storage solution like no other – providing simplified file sharing, secure data access and comprehensive data storage for the datacentre.”
Most storage systems do not integrate mobile support, yet performance, security and cost concerns, make cloud-based solutions like Dropbox and Box an inadequate option. Likewise, private deployment of software based “hub and spoke” synchronisation solutions work well only if there is a single site from which primary data is accessed. The new Nexsan storage solution adds native synchronisation of files stored on UNITY to mobile devices as an extension of its solution. It provides a patented method for connecting mobile users to their primary storage behind their enterprise firewall and combines this with the ability to connect users to other synchronised volumes available elsewhere within the enterprise. As a result, users achieve high performance with high data availability and data access from an alternate source if their primary source is unavailable.
UNITY delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for small, midsize, and large businesses. Nexsan’s FASTier™ caching accelerates performance to meet demanding I/O requirements. This unified platform supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity in addition to NAS and SAN protocols. Unified HDD and SDD support can be tailored for the best mixed application deployment environment. For organisations facing extreme data growth or needing greater application performance, the Nexsan UNITY family scales from 13TB up to 5PB. Nexsan UNITY matches flexible, performance datacentre storage with the private cloud technology behind Nexsan’s Transporter
family of private cloud file sync and share appliances. Known in the industry as one of the simplest solutions for secure file sharing, Transporter is an on-premises solution that uses a unique peer-to-peer approach to enable secure remote access to primary storage from anywhere on any device.