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Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage combines the scalability, ease-of-management and compelling economics of public cloud storage with the security and control of private cloud storage – all in a complete, fully managed solution. You provide the datacenter space, power, cooling, and a network connection and Nirvanix handles everything else. The solution was designed to provide large organizations with the flexibility to comply with even the most stringent corporate or legal data retention policies by storing data within their facility while still enabling transfer to the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network™ for optimizing business processes and workflow – globally.
Each Hybrid Cloud Storage solution includes all of the management services, hardware and software needed to provide a Gig-E networked, petabyte-scale cloud storage solution. The standard configuration is 2 Hybrid Nodes, with a minimum of 200 TBs of storage each, scalable to multiple petabytes per location. Nirvanix staff monitor and manage the solution for you, significantly reducing your maintenance overhead.
Utilizing the same technology that powers the Cloud Storage Network, the solution provides seamless horizontal expansion allowing the addition of Hybrid Nodes in any location all federated under a single namespace. Additionally, you have granular control of how and where your data is stored utilizing Nirvanix policy based replication. Store data within your Hybrid Nodes for content that can't leave your datacenters or set a policy and replicate data to the Cloud Storage Network unleashing additional capacity, performance, and distributed access capabilities. You define the policy based on your business unit requirements, project requirements, or use case.
The solution utilizes the Nirvanix Cloud File System, enabling massive scalability designed to handle millions of users and billions of files under a single namespace. This means that each hNode can scale to meet even the largest storage requirements while giving you instant access and insight into your content. Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage also provides secure sharing of files with built-in token-based access and instant provisioning of storage using storage pools or child accounts.
Nirvanix was the first enterprise-class cloud storage service designed for production-grade data and has spent over 3 years developing software and partnerships that simplify access to both our Hybrid Cloud Storage solutions and our Cloud Storage Network. Existing applications or devices can access our Hybrid Cloud Storage as a network drive via standard storage protocols using Nirvanix CloudNAS software. In addition, numerous ISVs have integrated Nirvanix directly into their applications including CommVault, Atempo, Arkeia, Gladient, Ocarina (Dell), Tarmin, Vembu and others. For ultimate flexibility, you have the option to integrate access to our Hybrid Cloud Storage solutions or the Cloud Storage Network into your applications via the Nirvanix Web Services API.
Why struggle with early generation off-the-shelf private cloud storage software that is not proven and still requires significant management effort? The software, hardware, and architecture used to provide Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage is the same that is used in the award-winning Cloud Storage Network. You benefit from the collective experience and technical advances Nirvanix has derived from providing the market-leading enterprise cloud storage service to over 700 customers, including multiple Fortune 50 organizations. As leading industry analyst Jeff Bole of the Taneja Group said, "It's not an on your own, build from scratch service that you'll try to cobble together with something you hope some service provider on the other side of a pipe is doing (and doing right), but in contrast it is an extension of an enterprise class platform inside of your enterprise walls where it can be securely partitioned in any way desired, talk to other private nodes anywhere you deploy them, yet still integrate with the total Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network anytime you have data to move or distribute around the world to one of their globally distributed points of presence. It's a bit like dropping petabytes of capacity and 7 whole data centers right into your own data center by way of only a 1/2 rack of equipment or so."
The retention policies of your file-based data change over time. It is often a requirement to keep business critical data within a datacenter for compliance or latency purposes, then migrate it to offsite vaults for DR or archiving. Imagine having the flexibility to meet those requirements with the same storage solution under the same namespace throughout the life of your data. Keep your business critical data or data with low latency requirements close to the point of consumption while still having the ability to replicate your data between your Hybrid Nodes or to the Cloud Storage Network. Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage is the only solution available today that gives you this level of flexibility, all fully managed within your datacenter.
The Hybrid Cloud Storage solution can be installed and online in 90 days, a fraction of the time it would take to develop an in-house solution. The standard 2 Hybrid Node configuration also means that you can use policy-based replication functionality enabling automatic replication of data utilizing the existing network between your datacenters or utilizing your existing public Internet connection and the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network. You have the ability to shift data closer to the point of utilization optimizing workflows and increasing the efficiency of your organization.
Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage enables petabyte-sized scaling of storage in a single location and the federation of multiple nodes within or between your datacenters. You also have the option to enable access to any of the globally dispersed Cloud Storage Network nodes for additional storage or to transfer data to/from your Hybrid Cloud Storage nodes.
Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage solutions reside in your datacenter allowing your network operations staff to control physical access, for maintenance and expansion, and electronic access through your firewall, for data transfer, monitoring, and alerting. In addition, the solution includes built-in enhanced security capabilities such as SSL, strong password authentication, IP whitelisting, and de-identified physical file information that prevents linking files to users without a 3-step key. All access requests use token-based authentication with server-side session management preventing manipulation, impersonation, and compromise of data or login credentials.
Though a Hybrid Cloud Storage solution is within your data center, Nirvanix fully manages the solution. This includes hardware/software installation, upgrades, maintenance, incident/ticketing management, release management, 24x7 monitoring, alerting, and expansion. All you provide is data center space, power, cooling, a network connection, and periodic access to your datacenter for hardware expansion and maintenance needs.
Each Hybrid Node is fully managed by Nirvanix and comes with all of the management services, hardware, and software needed to provide a Gig-E networked, petabyte-scale cloud storage solution.
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