The users of Nirvanix should have about two weeks to get their data to safety. According to a report by Information Age , Nirvanix reportedly informed its own customers on September 17 that cloud storage will be unavailable as of September 30.
On the homepage of the provider, there are currently no comments. There is no official statement or commentary on this report either. Now, users have around two weeks to get their data back from the service.
Although the company is not very well-known in this country, it still has important partnerships with big names like IBM or Intel. As a customer Nirvanix calls NASA, Fox Sports or National Geographic. The publisher stores photos and videos on the Nivanix service.
One of the unique selling points of gobal Nirvanix was that the customer always knew in which region the data was physically stored.
With this bankruptcy, the entire industry has a problem. Because it shows that there are still significant risks associated with the cloud. It’s not trivial to move terabytes of data for a user. Also, applications may need to be customized, or companies need to explore alternatives. So far it is not clear what happens to the data, which are not yet secured after 30 September.
Steven Ampleford, CEO of Aorta Cloud and Northland’s partner Aorta Capital, told Venture Beat that he had been informed on 16 September. Apparently, another round of financing for the company did not materialize. Other voices believe that intensified competition with larger suppliers has brought the company to an end. Since 2008, the company also had five CEOs.
Nirvanix had received $ 70 million from Intel Capital among others, and in a second round in May 2012, the company raised another $ 25 million in investor funds.
Opposite eWeek USA commented Nasuni CEO Andres Rodriguez, “the case shows that as long as you unless you have done your homework, cloud storage can still be a scary business. Our tests of cloud storage providers show that there are currently only two offerings in the market that offer the enterprise standards of reliability and performance: Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure. And we have also developed fallback solutions for these providers, such as cloud mirroring, for failures. Cloud storage is definitely enterprise-ready, but only as long as you use an enterprise-ready service. “