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Nirvanix Shut Down Imminent

Reported shuttering to take place by end of September.

Nirvanix has alerted customers to move data on Nirvanix servers to other providers, as it prepares to shut down its services. 

The story was first reported by Information Age http://www.information-age.com/technology/cloud-and-virtualisation/123457347/cloud-provider-nirvanix-gives-customers-two-weeks-to-vacate-data, who reported that a Nirvanix customer, Aorta Cloud, was informed by the company "the service will be switched off September 30." Calls to the company confirmed the date.

Nirvanix is based in San Diego and was founded in 2007 as one of the pioneers in storage as a service. It's current keystone product is Cloud Storage Network. One of the company's biggest customers is IBM, with which it entered a five-year OEM agreement with IBM Global to provide cloud-based object storage for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise services in late 2011.  

Nirvanix has seen some heavy investment from VCs over the years, but $25 million was the latest reported infusion from a year ago. Since its founding, it has seen competition coming from Amazon's S3, Microsoft's Azure, and Google's Cloud Storage encroach on its market.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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