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Why Urban Outfitters Made the Move from StorSimple to Microsoft Azure and Nasuni

Microsoft has announced upcoming end of support for the StorSimple 8000 series and there's no time like the present to plan your migration strategy. The good news is by working with Microsoft ISV Nasuni and Azure, you can actually move to a superior platform quickly and efficiently.

Microsoft and Nasuni will be joined by retail leader Urban Outfitters to share how moving your data from StorSimple to Azure and Nasuni lets you get more value out of your file data, add unlimited capacity, multi-site sharing, synchronization, and data protection all in one solution.

Attend this webinar and you’ll learn:

Why moving to a cloud file services platform can actually improve data access performance and data protection
How Urban Outfitters planned and executed their migration
How to migrate your data to Azure and Nasuni efficiently and cost effectively
Recorded Jun 9 2020 56 mins
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Anne Blanchard, Nasuni Karl Rautenstrauch, Microsoft and Perry Golia, Urban Outfitters
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