Hybrid Clouds, Multi Cloud, Private and Public clouds, do you have a plan for your journey to the cloud? Want to start planning your journey today? Time to check out the free Beta of SoftNAS Platinum.
Historically, when you have a complicated problem to solve that involves data movement/migration, data storage/access, networking performance and data translation, you might consider trying to integrate 3 or 4 different point products together into a single solution. The bigger problem to solve quickly becomes how to get all these products to work together. You spend more time on figuring out how to connect the different products together than solving the original problem. You end up using ad hoc workarounds, which ends up creating new problems. If you finally get the solution running, in a lot of cases the end solution is fragile and doesn’t meet all of your original requirements. Sound familiar?
SoftNAS Platinum is built using a set of flexible components to provide you a cloud data platform that gives you the flexibility to build solutions to help answer some of today and tomorrow’s Data Solution questions:
- Where do I store my data in the cloud?
- What type of cloud storage can I use and is it compatible with my application(s)?
- Can I get the level of performance my application requires from my cloud storage options?
- How do I manage the movement/migration of data between/to the cloud?
- How quickly can I get my data into the cloud?
- How do I keep my data up to date as I’m migrating it to the cloud?
- Network data and storage acceleration
- Ability to throttle and schedule accelerated network utilization
- FlexFiles™ (Powered by Apache NiFi)
- Create automated data flows for migration and synchronization of data across multiple locations
- Leverage Apache NiFi processors to perform flexible data integration and transformation
- Access to full provenance data for each step of the data flow
- Create your own custom flows or use the built-in flow wizards and example flow templates.
- SoftNAS Enterprise NAS
- Full-featured, enterprise cloud NAS filer
- NFS, CIFS/SMB, AFP and ISCSI
- Support for cloud Block and Object storage
- AWS, Azure and VMware
- More information at: https://www.softnas.com/wp/products/nas-storage/
The power of SoftNAS Platinum is truly unleashed when you combine its key components to create business data solutions.
The CloudFabric™ gives you the flexibility to use only the components you require to build the business data solutions you need. All integrated as part of a single product.
This blog is the first in a series that will cover several use cases that SoftNAS Platinum can help you with.
- Lift and Shift Cloud App Migration
- UltraFast: Global Storage Acceleration
- Many to 1: Global Bulk Data Transfer and Aggregation
- 1 to Many: Global Content Publishing
How to get the Beta
The SoftNAS Platinum is publically available today in the current version of SoftNAS Enterprise (formerly known as SoftNAS Cloud NAS).
Register for the Beta at http://pages.softnas.com/WEB-17Q3-Platinum-Beta_Landing-Page.html which will take you to a Getting Started page which contains further instructions on using the SoftNAS Platinum Beta features.
You will need to accept the Beta agreement in the product to use the Beta features.
Beta features should not be used with production data.
Want to see if you qualify for the “White Glove Beta” treatment? Make sure you complete all of the Beta registration data at http://pages.softnas.com/WEB-17Q3-Platinum-Beta_Landing-Page.html and include specific details of the solution that you interested in having SoftNAS Platinum help you including a request for a follow-up call from SoftNAS in the ”Describe your use case, including location and data type.” of the registration form. We will only be accepting a limited number of White Glove Beta customers, but look forward to hearing about your use case.