Wasabi Technologies and Nutanix Partnering on Cloud Solution for Unstructured Data Storage

BOSTON and SAN JOSE, Calif. — The hot cloud storage provider Wasabi Technologies and the cloud software company Nutanix are partnering on a capacity management and analytics solution for unstructured data storage. 

The joint solution features Nutanix Files, a scale-out file storage service, offering data tiering integration with Wasabi’s cloud object store, according to the companies last month.

Companies working with unstructured data often struggle with fragmented datasets and “incur more costs and delayed access times that negatively impact operations,” they said. 

The solution is intended to allow users to scale unstructured data sets on demand, deploy automated rules and triggers for efficient data management, and gain analytics and complete visibility across their data. 

Nutanix Files is designed to allow users to consolidate data silos onto a single platform that can scale out to hundreds of file servers and thousands of shares to reduce storage sprawl. The service was developed for unstructured data storage workloads, such as video and image repositories, that require a higher level of visibility and management.

The integration of Nutanix Files with Wasabi cloud object storage will enable customers to “optimize storage costs and transparently tier data to public cloud storage,” said Thomas Cornely, SVP of product management, Nutanix.

Wasabi hot cloud storage is designed with eleven nines (99.999999999%) of object durability and data immutability that “guarantees” stored objects cannot be deleted or modified by anyone. There are no fees for egress or API requests. 

The joint solution by Nutanix and Wasabi should enable users to shorten upload windows and access their data for faster inline reads and recall times. Users can also recall tiered data by configuring an auto-recall policy based on access patterns or by recalling data manually and specify retention policies that indicate how long deleted data remains in Wasabi prior to permanent deletion.

Wasabi and Nutanix have “a common goal to remove complexity and friction from data storage and to make it more transparent,” said David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. 

“Our joint customers will have fast access to the data they need, when they need it, and at predictable pricing,” Friend said.

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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