Nasuni scores $20M to build out storage sales effort

Nasuni, which helps distributed companies manage their cloud storage securely, has $20 million in a new funding round — led by a mystery investor — to help it pay for new features and expand sales and marketing, said CEO Andres Rodriguez.

Nasuni seeks to unify cloud storage

Cloud storage specialist Nasuni is embracing unified storage, meaning its service now supports block storage (typically addressed by iSCSI and Fibre Channel devices) as well as the file storage it already supported and which is commonly used in branch and remote offices.

When It Rains, It Pours (Cash) for Storage Startups

It seems like when it rains for cloud storage startups, it pours, and this week was no exception. Egnyte closed a $10 million round, Scality closed a $7 million round, and RightScale chose Gluster to provide scale-out NAS within RightScale’s cloud management platform.

Cirtas Raises $22.5M for Its Cloud Storage Controller

San Jose startup Cirtas Systems has a new CEO and raised an additional $22.5 million to advance its vision of helping enterprise customers store primary data in the cloud. Cirtas is riding a hot trend of shuttling storage between on-premise appliances and backend storage clouds.

Nasuni and the Difficulty of Differentiating

Recently I questioned whether businesses would really be prepared to purchase cloud storage solutions from consumer-focused vendors. We take a look at how yet another entrant into the marketplace differentiates itself, and whether there is any chance of building a successful business in a saturated market.

Nasuni Targets Primary Storage in the Cloud

Cloud storage startup Nasuni entered public beta today, bringing with it a new, but familiar, approach to storing primary data: It sells software that looks and acts like a traditional file system but stores data in cloud offerings from Amazon, Rackspace, Nirvanix and Iron Mountain.