How to Improve the Security of AWS Storage
Buurst Staff
March 19, 2015

When AWS introduced default Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) settings across Amazon EC2 regions, taking full advantage of the VPC benefits became easier and simpler. This change brought a great opportunity, allowing customers to take advantage of the VPC to customize and design their networks and differ their workloads between public and private subnets. Thus, customers now have more control over their resources, networking, routing and security. So how do you improve the security of AWS storage?

Instead of requiring proprietary hardware or an outside datacenter, SoftNAS extends native AWS storage (EBS, S3) to create an enterprise-grade, full-featured cloud NAS filer, including SNAP HA with patent pending Elastic HA technology with automatic failover that keeps data flowing, even when disaster strikes, an instance fails or an entire AWS availability zone isn’t available.

AWS Storage Security

Nothing is more critical to the continuity of your business than your data. Some security conscious customers or those with extremely sensitive data do avoid solutions like Elastic HA, which utilizes public IPs, exposing storage to Internet accessible addresses.

Other customers concerns include:

  • Cost of inbound bandwidth of storage
  • Storage is located on a public subnet on a VPC

With these customers in mind, the next version of SoftNAS will include a number of features that will allow for greater deployment flexibility and security.

SoftNAS offers the mission-critical data protection and high-availability required for the non-stop operation of your business. Simple, powerful and agile, SoftNAS is easy to try, buy and deploy across public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS for AWS enables customers to quickly and easily implement hybrid and pure cloud business solutions that ensure corporate data is always safe and available and applications do not experience downtime.

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