SoftNAS Announced As A Finalist for 2016 Red Herring 100 Global Awards

SoftNAS Announced As A Finalist for 2016 Red Herring 100 Global Awards

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SoftNAS., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2016 Top 100 Global award. The award is a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from around the globe.

SoftNAS leadership will join competing finalists to present winning strategies that verify the company’s quality, business model and vision  at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, Nov. 15 to 17. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Nov. 17.

The Red Herring editorial team selected companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies in more than 40 nations. These companies, which represent past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America award winners in their respective regions, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to:

  • Technology Innovation
  • Financial Performance
  • Growth
  • Management Execution Standards
  • Potential Globalization of the Strategy
  • Market Share Improvement

“In today’s economies, unrivaled technology ubiquity is not only disrupting how we work but also how we live and think. The vast amount of data and intellectual property combined with the innovation and disruption created by today’s entrepreneurs is touching every sector. The 2016 Red Herring nominees have proven that while some will worry about a bubble, there is no pause in innovation. And nothing must be taken for granted in this electoral year,” said Red Herring CEO, Alex Vieux.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company that unites the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors and business decision-makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu, Google, eBay and Skype. For more information, please go to:

SoftNAS’ Future Brightens With Red Herring Top 100 North America Award


SoftNAS has had a tremendous 2015 so far and big things are planned for the rest of the year. We continue to push the envelope with new product enhancements and execute on our vision for storage abilities in the cloud. Our team is gaining recognition from business leaders across the globe with the following notable achievements:

  • SoftNAS announced $5M in angel funding and is moving forward with growth plans and vision

We continue to be driven by our customer needs and look forward to working harder and delivering the best technology possible.

Parting notes:
Don’t forget to check out the recording of our recent webinar “Cloud State of the Nation with Doug Brown & Rick Braddy”.

Also, if you will be in Chicago on July 1, please stop by booth #817, McCormick Place West – Exhibit Hall F1, at the AWS Summit.


SoftNAS Wins Software Product of the Year Award

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it won the 2015 Datacentre ICT Cloud Storage Software Product of the Year Award. SoftNAS is recognized for its commitment to the uncompromising safety of business-critical data in the cloud. This award highlights the successful data storage and data protection provided to a company who required a better storage solution, an enterprise-grade Cloud NAS designed to handle millions of files of data.

“Part of our brand promise is to help businesses protect and manage enterprise data, and the DCS Award is a validation of our product delivery”

“Part of our brand promise is to help businesses protect and manage enterprise data, and the DCS Award is a validation of our product delivery,” commented Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “SoftNAS has experienced tremendous growth on the AWS platform and now expands its mission to include global file sharing and the hybrid cloud.”

The DCS awards are designed to acknowledge product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data center industry. This year, the awards encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the data center market in Europe.

Because Network Attached Storage (NAS) software packages are widely deployed by IT in traditional data center environments, NAS software is used for business-critical applications and data management in the AWS cloud. The award showcases SoftNAS, a powerful, full-featured NAS filer that offers nonstop storage and delivers 99.999% availability when deployed. Providing a hassle-free experience, SoftNAS performance and capacity is tuned to maximize IOPS and data throughput while on an open architecture which means data isn’t locked in because it is built on open source industry standards.

About SoftNAS

SoftNAS™, LLC, is a leading storage software company that provides agile storage software that protects business-critical data across public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives organizations the power of data portability and access, providing enterprise-class NAS storage and file gateway capabilities required to safely and reliably operate IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS offers hassle-free storage and supports the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms, including Amazon AWS™, Microsoft® Azure™, ® vSphere® and vCloud® Air™.

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SoftNAS becomes #1 Best-selling NAS in the Cloud

SoftNAS becomes #1 Best-selling NAS in the Cloud

Our SoftNAS Cloud NAS product has made it onto page 1 of the AWS Marketplace Storage and Backup category. SoftNAS is a Linux-based virtual appliance deployed on public and private cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and VMware vSphere. SoftNAS can also run on RHEL 8.2 if customers prefer over CentOS. Visit the SoftNAS page to learn more about this industry-leading cloud-native NAS solution.

#1 Best-selling NAS in the Cloud

SoftNAS first launched in the AWS Marketplace in July 2013, at which point we were the newbies at #79 (dead last), but you have to start somewhere… Bill and I believed in SoftNAS and the AWS Marketplace’s potential, and we never slowed down or doubted we would achieve success for even a minute.

Clearly, congratulations are in order for a job well done! The SoftNAS AWS alliance team, led by co-founder Bill Hood, has been relentless in their efforts to make this achievement possible. Of course, the product team contributed with a series of well-executed releases of SoftNAS, including the most recent 2.1 release. And we have received incredible support from the AWS solution architects and AWS Marketplace teams, making this achievement possible.

Of course, we truly owe our gratitude and thanks are our SoftNAS customers, who got on board along the way (before SoftNAS was the leading cloud NAS product), provided us with feedback, and worked closely with us to add the features and capabilities we see today.

Buurst SoftNAS NAS provides NAS features in the cloud with a virtual software appliance in the cloud. Beyond offering up to 80% reduction in cloud storage fees, we also provide:

  • SoftNAS provides 5-9’s availability
  • Major protocol support including ISCSI, CIFs/SMB, and NFS
  • Bulk data migration from on-prem to the cloud with patented high-latency network transfer capabilities   

SoftNAS Cloud NAS offers the right blend of price and performance for each workload and application in the cloud by enabling fine-tuned control of data at the Petabyte scale.  

Why SoftNAS Cloud NAS?

You need to control your data. Whether data is on-prem, migrating to the cloud, or in the cloud, keeping data secure, highly available, and accessible is critical for business success. In addition, data growth at the Petabyte scale is becoming the norm for medium to large enterprises; can your current solution meet this requirement?  Buurst SoftNAS is built to meet all these data challenges.  

Standard cloud storage tools meet the basic needs of typical applications running in the cloud; however, these tools are generic and limited in their ability to meet various performance and availability requirements.

Applications and services such as high-performance SaaS solutions or VDI profile management require high IOPS and 5-9 availability as the application and data must always be accessible by customers. SoftNAS was built specifically for these customers to meet their unique performance requirements.

Additionally, the growth of application usage leads to an increase in stored cloud data. SoftNAS holds storage fees in check by charging by performance, not the amount of data stored.

SoftNAS Features

• Data Performance – Increasing performance doesn’t require more storage. It requires a sophisticated cloud storage solution capable of offering substantial throughput, IOPS, and low latency compared to other cloud storage products.

• Data Availability – Capable of delivering 99.999% uptime, our patented cross-zone high availability technology duplicates data across zones to ensure data access when needed. Also, our No Downtime Guarantee ensures your data is available whenever needed.

• Data Cost Control – In addition to charging by performance instead of the amount of data managed, SoftNAS optimizes data stored with various compression techniques to reduce the overall amount of data stored.

• Data Migration – File synchronization and migration services offer continuous data transfer. Our “Lift and Shift” utility enables this service in active production applications without service downtime. Our bulk data movement technology provides up to 200% faster transfer even over high latency, noisy networks.

• Data Control & Security – SoftNAS comes standard with built-in security offerings such as snapshots, and rollbacks. Also, high-performance protocols such as iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS/SMB are standard.

SoftNAS provides customers a unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect & store data, and easily create hybrid cloud solutions that bridge islands of data across SaaS, legacy systems, remote offices, factories, IoT, analytics, AI, and machine learning, web services, SQL, NoSQL & the cloud – any data. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid, & premises-based virtual cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, & VMware vSphere.