Buurst Joins IGEL Ready Program as a Technology Partner

Buurst Joins IGEL Ready Program as a Technology Partner

Buurst joins a growing number of forward-thinking businesses that are integrating and validating their products through the new IGEL Ready program.

BELLEVUE, WA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA –– Buurst, a data performance company, and IGEL, the edge OS leader for cloud workspaces, today announced that Buurst has joined the new IGEL Ready program as a technology partner. IGEL Ready opens up the company’s core enterprise software for tech companies like Buurst to integrate and validate its products, driving business growth and flexible access to enterprise applications for mutual customers of Buurst and IGEL.

“The unexpected shift to remote work has not been frictionless for any business. At Buurst, we’ve been focused on helping our customers adapt to a new era and migrate and store their businesses in the cloud. With IGEL Ready, we can reach new customers, combine our offerings with IGEL’s simple operating system, and help even more businesses seamlessly make the transition the cloud,” said Garry Olah, CEO, Buurst.

 “The future of enterprise computing is in the cloud. The IGEL Ready program makes it easy for any company to deploy its applications to virtual desktops and cloud workspaces, reaching a new and relevant market and enabling world-class customer service,” said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL. “We’re excited that Buurst is joining our growing network of more than 90 IGEL Ready partners and being part of a new movement in the end user computing industry.”

Now more than ever, providing customers and their employees with reliable, frictionless access to tools, applications, and services is critical for businesses continuity and growth. The IGEL Ready program ensures that partner applications are validated and shared, and that their customers have access to updated and secure software. This new ecosystem enables customers to consider compatible devices and partner applications across a range of categories in the customer-facing IGEL Ready Showcase.

To learn more and start the application process, visit igel.com/partners/technology-partners/.  

To explore the IGEL Ready ecosystem of solutions, visit igel.com/ready.

About Buurst

At Buurst, we’re thinking about your data differently, so you can continue to grow and move your business forward. You need to move fast, and so does your data. Our nimble, cost-effective data migration and performance management solution opens new opportunities and capabilities that continually prepare you for success. Get all the tools you need, so day one happens faster, and you can be amazing on day two, month two, and even year two. We make your cloud decisions work for you – and that means providing you data control, data performance, cost-management with storage tiering, and security. www.buurst.com

About IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86-64 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

Learn the new rules of cloud storage

Learn the new rules of cloud storage

SoftNAS is now Buurst, and we’re about to change the enterprise cloud storage industry as you know it.

Watch the recording of our groundbreaking live webinar announcement on 4/15/20 and learn how:

  • To reduce your cloud storage costs, and save up to 80% on cloud storage costs and increase performance (yes, you read that right!)
  • Applying configuration variables will maximize data performance, without storage limitations
  • Companies such as Halliburton, SAP, and Boeing are already taking advantage of these rules and effectively managing Petabytes of data in the cloud

Who should watch?

 

  • Cloud Architects, CIO, CTO, VP Infrastructure, Data Center Architects, Platform Architects, Application Developers, Systems Engineers, Network Engineers, VP
    Technology, VP IT, VP BI/Data Analytics, Solutions Architects
  • Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) customers, Amazon FSx customers, Azure NetApp File System (NFS) customers, Isilon customers

SoftNAS Names Garry Olah as Chief Executive Officer and Vic Mahadevan to the Board of Directors

Experienced storage executives add strong leadership background and a deep understanding of the market dynamics and opportunities to grow cloud data platform business

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS®, a leading cloud data platform for business-critical applications, today announced that Garry Olah will join the company as president and chief executive officer. Olah brings more than twenty years of experience in the software industry, having played key roles in both startups and large corporations, as well as in the growth of many innovative technology companies as an advisor. In addition to Olah, the company also today announced that former NetApp® chief strategy officer Vic Mahadevan will join the board of directors as chairman.

“Over the last few years, we’ve had the opportunity to create a group of advisors who bring extensive experience in the cloud and storage industries and are fortunate to now add Garry and Vic”

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Known for his expertise building cloud partner sales models and creating momentum for growth, Olah’s broad areas of expertise include business development, alliance building, sales, marketing and disruptive tech. Prior to SoftNAS, Olah was both a partner at Prime Foray and founder and managing partner of Vedify where he was responsible for advising companies focused on enterprise cloud, SaaS and mobility. His guidance helped several companies position for partnership and expand their market footprint, coordinating the objectives of a venture with small, mid and large cap businesses.

Vedify drove clients to positive results, assisting Quest on strategy through the $2B+ “go private” efforts, ScaleExtreme (Acquired by Citrix), BlueStacks, Apprenda, Lookout and others. Olah held VP of Business Development positions at GoodData, Coho Data, Apprenda and Citrix and has served on various industry boards, including as a six-year member of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Software Division where he was Chairman.

“Over the last few years, we’ve had the opportunity to create a group of advisors who bring extensive experience in the cloud and storage industries and are fortunate to now add Garry and Vic,” said Randolph Henry, who will retire as Chairman of the Board and remain as a board member. “These are two important positions for us. Their collective expertise leading global companies, driving strategic vision and executing with operational rigor will be invaluable to SoftNAS as we scale and grow. We are excited to add these successful industry veterans to our leadership team.”

Vic Mahadevan is CEO of Dev Solutions Inc., a consultancy to technology startups. Prior to Dev Solutions, Mahadevan served as chief strategy officer for NetApp. In this position, he was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. Mahadevan was also responsible for driving strategic planning, managing acquisitions and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams. Before NetApp, he held a number of executive leadership positions including VP of marketing for LSI Corporation, CEO of NeoEdge Networks, VP/GM of BMC Software’s Storage Management Business Unit and VP/GM of Compaq’s Storage Business Unit. Mahadevan holds an MBA in marketing and MS in engineering from the University of Iowa, as well as a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

“My goal is to extend SoftNAS’ position as the trusted leader in migrating business-critical applications to the cloud. The combination of sustained app performance, the growing need for better cloud-economics and enterprise’s moving their apps and data to the cloud give SoftNAS a significant opportunity,” said Olah. “SoftNAS has tremendous growth potential and the ability to become the de facto standard in cloud NAS.”

“I am pleased to join and bring my experience in the storage market to the SoftNAS board,” said Mahadevan. “SoftNAS has a strong customer base, great technology and is well positioned at this pivotal time in our industry as cloud migration heats up.”

About SoftNAS

SoftNAS® leads the cloud storage industry by helping customers overcome native performance and storage limitations when migrating business-critical application data from on-premises to the AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds. By delivering enterprise-class NAS features and flexible architectures, SoftNAS proves customers don’t have to sacrifice sustained high-performance to maintain reasonable cloud economics. Some of the largest enterprises are powered by SoftNAS including Samsung, T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Netflix, L’Oréal and WWE. To learn more about SoftNAS and cloud storage, follow @SoftNAS on Twitter, LinkedInYouTube or the SoftNAS blog.

Contacts

Yolande Yip
yolande@softnas.com

SoftNAS Releases Web-based Calculator to Pinpoint Public Cloud Storage Cost Savings

SoftNAS Releases Web-based Calculator to Pinpoint Public Cloud Storage Cost Savings

SoftNAS SmartTiers™ Cost Savings Calculator

Now with the SoftNAS SmartTiers™ Cost Savings Calculator, customers can actually see how much potential savings from public cloud storage costs they can realize by using SoftNAS 4, without sacrificing performance

SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending, automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal price/performance for cloud storage that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance block/SSD storage to less expensive object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud storage costs by up to 67 percent. (Graphic: Business Wire)

SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending, automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal price/performance for cloud storage that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance block/SSD storage to less expensive object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud storage costs by up to 67 percent. (Graphic: Business Wire)

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS® today announced general availability of a simple-to-use but powerful cost-savings calculator for public cloud storage called SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ Cost Savings Calculator. The calculator is able to show customers how much they can potentially save on storage costs from public cloud vendors like Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) and Microsoft® Azure™ by using the automated storage tiering feature of SoftNAS 4.

As noted in the “Data Age 2025” white paper1 (sponsored by Seagate), IDC forecasts that by 2025 the total worldwide data will balloon in size to 163 zettabytes. For companies looking to store data in the public cloud, balancing cost, availability and performance presents a challenge. Being able to calculate the optimal amount of public cloud storage costs based on specific use cases will become a critical component for determining what applications and data will be moved into the cloud. The tool, which is free of charge and accessible from the SoftNAS website, is intended to help companies pinpoint and quantify the storage cost savings associated with moving their applications and data from on-premises datacenter environments into the public cloud.

The SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator provides customers with a simple, clean interface for entering in a few key data points and then dynamically presenting in graphical form what the cost for public cloud storage would be both with and without using SoftNAS SmartTiers, as well as, the potential savings that could be achieved with SoftNAS SmartTiers. After filling out the simple and quick registration form, users also receive detailed email reports. The multi-page detailed report breaks down the potential costs and savings over a three year period.

SoftNAS 4 advanced storage auto-tiering feature: SoftNAS SmartTiers Calculator

SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending, automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal price/performance for cloud storage that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance block/SSD storage to less expensive object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud storage costs by up to 67 percent and is currently available for beta testing. Object storage is up to 20 times less expensive than SSD storage in the cloud. SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator quickly pinpoints how much SoftNAS can save customers while continuing to deliver top-notch performance results.

“The SoftNAS SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator demonstrates that users of SoftNAS 4 can potentially realize significant savings on their public cloud storage costs from cloud infrastructure vendors like AWS and Azure. SoftNAS has delivered a cloud breakthrough with its automated storage tiering technology (SmartTiers) and the web-based tool that allows companies to plug in their own numbers to test various storage tiering options for maximum cost savings — not just with one public cloud vendor’s storage options but between different cloud storage vendors,” said George Crump, President and Founder of Storage Switzerland.

“SoftNAS 4 provides the unique ability to save customers up to two-thirds of their public cloud storage costs, without sacrificing application performance. SmartTiers is such a game-changing capability that customers are telling us that without SmartTiers, they can’t afford to move large applications and data into the cloud. The new calculator makes that business calculus fast and easy, and SmartTiers paves the way for customers to both save money and get the performance they need in the public cloud. It’s the difference between cloud storage being affordable versus a non-starter compared to on-premises for many customers,” said Rick Braddy, CEO and Founder of SoftNAS.

SoftNAS 4 is available in three product editions that run on AWS, Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere. With the release of SoftNAS 4, customers can now launch all SoftNAS products on-demand, directly from the AWS and Azure Marketplaces to spin up cloud data solutions with SmartTiers in just minutes with no prior purchasing approvals.

About SoftNAS

Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.™

Data is the DNA that makes every business unique and is one of the most valuable assets a modern, automated business owns today. The majority of data, IT applications, business automation workloads, IoT devices and SaaS applications will either be running in the cloud or connected and spread across multiple clouds. Businesses need to control any data, on any cloud from anywhere to quickly meet their needs. They demand a powerful, flexible solution to fully leverage their data DNA within the cloud that is not only fast and cost-effective, but that doesn’t require rewriting or re-engineering applications for the cloud.

Buurst SoftNAS®,  pioneered cloud data control and management with its SoftNAS data platform. The company began six years ago as the global leader in software-defined Cloud NAS and has matured into an enterprise software company. The SoftNAS cloud data platform provides customers a unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect and store data and to 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 and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based virtual cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware vSphere®.

Resources

1 “Data Age 2025” IDC April 2017 Whitepaper: https://www.seagate.com/www-content/our-story/trends/files/Seagate-WP-DataAge2025-March-2017.pdf

Contacts

Buurst, Inc
10000 Memorial Drive, Ste. 888
Houston, TX 77024
Main: (832) 495-4141

SoftNAS Chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

Leading Cloud Data Platform Company Recognized Among Innovative Technology Companies

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS® today announced its selection to the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global list of winners. The honor distinguishes leading private companies from North America, Europe and Asia, recognizing business innovations and technologies across several industries.

“Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference have been fantastic to learn about. We believe SoftNAS embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. SoftNAS should be proud of its achievement: the competition was incredibly strong.”

“SoftNAS was founded for the purpose of helping companies get to the cloud fast, securely, inexpensively, without the need to re-architect their applications and without the need to sacrifice performance. Our cloud data management and control products work in the public cloud, private cloud, on-premises, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments, providing our customers with a range of choices, so that they can pick the cloud model that’s right for them. That’s why we have been so successful,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder, SoftNAS. “It is an honor to once again be named to the Red Herring Top 100 Global list and re-join the ranks of businesses who set the pace for the global marketplace.”

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades, making them well qualified to see through industry hype and pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

“2018’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Alex Vieux, Red Herring chairman. “To see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies has been a thrilling experience.”

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” Vieux explained. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference have been fantastic to learn about. We believe SoftNAS embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. SoftNAS should be proud of its achievement: the competition was incredibly strong.”

The Red Herring editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

About SoftNAS

Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.™

Data is the DNA that makes every business unique and is one of the most valuable assets a modern, automated business owns today. The majority of data, IT applications, business automation workloads, IoT devices and SaaS applications will either be running in the cloud or connected and spread across multiple clouds. Businesses need to control any data, on any cloud from anywhere to quickly meet their needs. They demand a powerful, flexible solution to fully leverage their data DNA within the cloud that is not only fast and cost-effective, but that doesn’t require rewriting or re-engineering applications for the cloud.

SoftNAS®, Inc. pioneered cloud data control and management with its SoftNAS data platform. The company began six years ago as the global leader in software-defined Cloud NAS and has matured into an enterprise software company. The SoftNAS cloud data platform provides customers a unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect and store data and to 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 and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based virtual cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware vSphere®.

Resources

Learn more: https://www.softnas.com/

SoftNAS: https://www.softnas.com/wp/overview/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoftNAS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/softnas

Contacts

SoftNAS, Inc.
Yolande Yip, 832-495-4141 x202
yyip@softnas.com

SoftNAS Improves Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers and Fulfills Its Cloud Fabric Vision and Mission

With up to 67% cost savings, SoftNAS 4 connects any kind of customer data, anywhere in the world to the cloud

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS®, a cloud data platform company with a deep history of transforming on-premises, costly NAS storage hardware into dedicated, private NAS virtual software that runs on public cloud services, today announced general availability of SoftNAS version 4 on Microsoft Azure. It delivers cloud storage cost savings by leveraging highly-durable, low-cost cloud object storage. SoftNAS cuts the time and complexities of cloud data migration projects by up to 90%, turning months into weeks and simplifying live data migrations to the cloud. It enables customers to connect any kind of data to the cloud anywhere in the world.

“The addition of SoftNAS 4 and SoftNAS Platinum to the Azure Marketplace will simplify customer data management and control in the Azure cloud.”

SoftNAS 4 accelerates high-speed global data transfers up to 20 times faster with its patented SoftNAS® UltraFast™ technology, enabling Azure customers to connect remote offices, branch offices, factories and Internet of Things (IoT) at the edge with the cloud.

New features of SoftNAS 4 address the impediments that block real-world cloud adoption, revolving around common cloud storage uses cases: primary and secondary cloud file storage, workload and application cloud migration, hybrid cloud and synthetic cloud backups in partnership with Veeam. SoftNAS conducted expansive customer interviews and identified 18 discrete cloud adoption barriers that SoftNAS 4 solve.

“Based upon our multi-cloud research we uncovered a number of challenges customers are struggling with to take advantage of public cloud infrastructure. SoftNAS 4 addresses many of the customer data management and control challenges head on with its unique combination of cloud NAS, bulk data transfer acceleration and data integration capabilities. SoftNAS is delivering a robust cloud data fabric companies can use as a strategy to more quickly adopt the cloud and save time and money in the process,” said Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst for The Taneja Group.

“Today we are delivering on our company mission and the vision to become the fabric for business data in the cloud. After three years of relentless company focus, strategic input from our cloud platform partners and customers, we have produced what I believe is the gold standard in cloud data control and management software,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS.

“When I founded SoftNAS six years ago as a disgruntled traditional storage customer, my goals were to reduce the high costs of storage, make it easier to connect applications with the cloud and keep IT in control of its destiny in the cloud. SoftNAS 4 is the realization of those goals, and I invite customers and partners to start benefiting from it today,” Braddy said.

“We are pleased that SoftNAS has debuted even more features that help customers address critical cloud adoption pain points,” said Jurgen Willis, senior director, Azure Storage at Microsoft Corp. “The addition of SoftNAS 4 and SoftNAS Platinum to the Azure Marketplace will simplify customer data management and control in the Azure cloud.”

New SoftNAS 4 features include:

  • SoftNAS® UltraFast™ is the SoftNAS patented technology that saves on time and costs by accelerating global bulk data movement up to 20 times faster than standard TCP/IP protocols at one tenth the cost of alternative bulk data transfer solutions.

    SoftNAS UltraFast accelerates transfers of data into, out of and across private, public, hybrid clouds and multi-clouds. SoftNAS UltraFast overcomes up to 4,000 milliseconds of latency and up to 10% packet loss due to network congestion, connecting remote locations with the cloud over any kind of network conditions.

  • SoftNAS® Lift and Shift™ with continuous sync enables live migration of production data and workloads and keeps content up-to-date when moving data to the cloud, between datacenters and/or distributing it to remote locations. Automatic restart and suspend/resume ensures bulk data transfer jobs run reliably while bandwidth schedules enable customers to open or throttle network usage. SoftNAS Lift and Shift works with SoftNAS UltraFast, so migrations can take place over any kind of network anywhere in the world.
  • SoftNAS® FlexFiles integrates and transforms 24 types of data by leveraging Apache NiFi and a set of pre-built data integration processors. With SoftNAS FlexFiles, customers can tackle massively complex data integration projects combining file systems, Hadoop, Redshift, HTTP(S), Web Services, SQL/noSQL, XML, S3/Blob Objects and Custom Data Integrations.

    SoftNAS FlexFiles makes connecting a customer’s business with the cloud and SaaS services easy to integrate through a drag and drop interface with no programming required. SoftNAS FlexFiles also leverages SoftNAS UltraFast, enabling customers to leverage FlexFiles and Apache NiFi over any network conditions.

  • SoftNAS® ObjFast™ makes cloud object storage like Azure Blob storage run at near-block-level performance while still taking advantage of object storage pricing, which results in up to 67% cost savings vs. block storage alone.

    SoftNAS ObjFast throttles data transfer to cloud object storage so it’s as fast as possible without exceeding Azure object storage read/write capabilities.

    SoftNAS ObjFast’s patent pending acceleration technology has been optimized, tested and certified for Veeam Synthetic Full Backups, so Veeam cloud backup, copy jobs and recovery runs at near-block-level performance with the Azure public cloud.

  • SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending automated storage tiering feature that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance Azure premium and disk block storage to less expensive Azure Blob object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud storage costs by up to 67% and is now available for beta testing.

SoftNAS 4 is available in the Azure Marketplace along with the other SoftNAS products. As a result, customers can launch all SoftNAS products on-demand, directly from the Azure Marketplace and spin up cloud data solutions in just minutes with no prior purchasing approvals.

Visit www.softnas.com to learn more and try SoftNAS 4 today.

About SoftNAS

Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.™

Data is the DNA that makes every business unique and is one of the most valuable assets a modern, automated business owns today. The majority of data, IT applications, business automation workloads, IoT devices and SaaS applications will either be running in the cloud or connected and spread across multiple clouds. Businesses need to control any data, on any cloud from anywhere to quickly meet their needs. They demand a powerful, flexible solution to fully leverage their data DNA within the cloud that is not only fast and cost-effective, but that doesn’t require rewriting or re-engineering applications for the cloud.

SoftNAS®, Inc. pioneered cloud data control and management with its SoftNAS data platform. The company began six years ago as the global leader in software-defined Cloud NAS and has matured into an enterprise software company. The SoftNAS cloud data platform provides customers a unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect and store data and to 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 and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based virtual cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere.

Resources

Learn more: https://www.softnas.com/

SoftNAS: https://www.softnas.com/wp/overview/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoftNAS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/softnas

Contacts

SoftNAS, Inc.
Yolande Yip, 832-495-4141×202
yyip@softnas.com