NATICK, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasuni ®, a provider of enterprise storage to large, distributed organizations, today invited IT professionals to attend a live, complimentary webcast "Will the Cloud Replace WAN Acceleration?" on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EST. The webcast will explore how IT leaders can satisfy the business requirement for fast and easy access to centrally stored files from anywhere and from any device without sacrificing control or security – all while radically reducing the costs and complexities associated with WAN acceleration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/NE80973LOGO ) "Many businesses originally turned to WAN acceleration as a way to provide their remote sites with effective and secure access to files," said Karen Kiffney, product marketing director at Nasuni and webcast presenter. "While an improvement over legacy solutions, most found the solution to be expensive, difficult to scale, and cumbersome, further complicating an already complicated storage infrastructure. Today, the cloud is a viable component for enterprise storage because it dramatically reduces complexity while delivering full functionality, including the data distribution and access capabilities associated with WAN acceleration. With cloud storage integrated into the enterprise, organizations no longer have to invest in and manage a traditional storage infrastructure for remote sites, which requires multiple components to deliver a complete solution." Kiffney will provide webcast attendees with a frank assessment of the limitations of today's traditional storage infrastructure with a focus on the accessibility of data, the challenges that have historically prevented most companies from harnessing the power of cloud storage, and how technologies integrated with the cloud have made this powerful technology a viable alternative today – particularly for organizations with numerous locations that need to effectively share and safeguard data. Finally, Kiffney will present real-life use cases that demonstrate the cloud's applicability to companies in a wide range of industries.