Nasuni has patented a method for enterprise customers to access and export data files stored in third-party cloud storage. The technology involves a file exporter tool that extracts data in a native object format to enable compatibility with cloud-native services. GlobalData’s report on Nasuni gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Nasuni, Distributed control systems was a key innovation area identified from patents. Nasuni's grant share as of January 2024 was 60%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Exporting enterprise data files to cloud-native services

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Nasuni Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11874807B1) outlines a method for selectively accessing enterprise data files stored in third-party cloud storage. The method involves configuring a connector tool to export a volume of the versioned file system, identifying source and target cloud providers, and an encryption key. Upon receiving an export command, the method automatically extracts a copy of the volume to the target destination in a native object format compatible with a cloud-native service. Updates to the versioned file system are also automatically exported to the target destination, ensuring data integrity and accessibility.

Furthermore, the patent details a computer program product stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium that executes the method described above. The program includes code for configuring the connector tool, responding to export commands, and handling updates to the versioned file system. It also includes features such as extracting directories and subdirectories, providing export progress status, and estimating transfer costs based on volume size and directory layout. This innovative approach streamlines the process of accessing and transferring enterprise data files stored in cloud storage, enhancing efficiency and data management capabilities for businesses utilizing cloud services.

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