Nirvanix Unveils NAS Solution

San Diego-based Nirvanix said this morning that the firm's network attached storage (NAS) product, CloudNAS, is now available. The software, which combines cloud storage with a NAS server, was originally announced in June. According to Nirvanix, the software now allows companies to turn a 1U server into a NAS filer, while actually storing its data on the Nirvanix cloud computing service. The new product is targeted for use in backup and archiving. Nirvanix operates a cloud storage service, which allows companies and web sites to store data on the Internet, without requiring those companies to invest in their own storage infrastructure. The firm charges for data stored on the service. The new Nirvanix software runs on Linux and is available for free to users of Nirvanix with 2 TB or greater stored in their system.