Using Google Cloud Storage for Content Management and Serving Files

Why Nasuni Access Anywhere Server and Google Cloud Storage?

The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server data management and protection platform unifies siloed file systems and object storage such as Google Cloud Storage into a single, easily managed infrastructure.

Organizations want to leverage the cloud for their entire business, not just for archiving data and building cloud-based applications. With the Nasuni Access Anywhere Server platform, end users, through desktops and mobile devices, can access cloud storage as they would any network filesystem. In fact,any application that can access a network drive can now take advantage of the high durability, scalability and low cost of Google Cloud Storage.

Nasuni Access Anywhere Server features added to Google Cloud

  • Supports Google Nearline

    The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server now also supports Google Nearline for on-demand access to Google Nearline data.

  • File System

    Cloud storage can be accessed as a familiar network drive, allowing users to work with data directly with the desktop tools and applications they are used to. Organizations can preserve investments in file-based applications and processes as they move to the cloud, significantly reducing migration costs and risk.

  • No Vendor Lock In

    Unlike some other cloud storage solutions, the Nasuni Access Anywhere Server does not transcode or change file names or content. The solution is completely open and co-exists with external applications using the same data through native cloud APIs.

  • Cloud Sync

    The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server provides native file sync from Google Cloud Storage to business desktops for Mac, Windows and Linux, and for iOS and Android devices.

  • Single Point of Compliance

    The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server provides a single point of control for data access, sharing, and governance. Capabilities such as fine-grained access control, the ability to enforce corporate policies directly, and full event auditing are critical for corporate oversight over the public cloud. Policies also support the management and discovery of personal data supporting GDPR, HIPPA and CCPA.

  • Content Discovery / Content Search

    Content discovery provides continuous real-time monitoring of PII data and can be adapted to monitor other types of information. Content search indexes all files to provide a private search capability for corporate data.

  • Visual Access Control

    The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server provides a comprehensive, role and user-based, filesystem authorization management console for administrators to make it easy to manage and delegate access to Google Cloud Storage. Roles can be tied to the corporate directory.

  • Use as a Primary data source for end users

    Enable direct end user access whether in the office or working from home.

  • Active Directory / LDAP / SAML SSO Integration

    Full integration and single sign-on with Active Directory.

  • Ubiquitous API Access

    The Nasuni Access Anywhere Server adds an SFTP, FTP, and WebDAV interface to Google Cloud Storage.

  • M-Stream

    M-Stream® file transfer acceleration speeds the upload and download of files into Google Cloud. It does this by splitting files into multiple parallel streams maximizing network bandwidth.

  • Data Safety

    File versioning, locking, trash and virus scanning are provided by Nasuni Access Anywhere Server platform on top of Google Cloud Storage. These are critical capabilities that allow users or IT to recover from accidentally writing over or removing a file. A backup provider seamlessly mirrors all file updates to another region or cloud vendor for security against ransomware and site unavailability.

  • Encryption

    Google Cloud files can be encrypted using public/private key AES 256-bit encryption in which only the administrator knows the key.

  • Advanced Secure File Sharing

    Securely share Google Cloud folders and files with expiration and download limits, password protection, and auditing, configured as for your corporate policy.

  • Content Search & Transcription

    Users can find files, folders and media the first time by searching through a single index of all unstructured data. File metadata, content and classification tags are all indexed. Google AI services add transcribed audio and tagged video scenes. Users only see search results they have permission to see.

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