Nirvanix Scrambles To Transfer Cloud Data Before Shutdown

San Diego-based cloud storage company Nirvanix has officially shut down its service, saying in a posting on its website that it is actively winding down its business, and is scrambling to transfer data on the cloud storage service to other providers. Nirvanix said it is providing "the resources we can" to assist its customers to return their data, or move their data to such services as IBM SoftLayer, Amazon S3, Google Storage or Microsoft Azure. The company also said it has established an agreement with IBM to help customers accelerate data transfer from the service, but said the service would only be available through October 15th. Nirvanix did not detail the reasons for the rapid shutdown of the service, which was first announced to customers two weeks ago.