SoftNAS Software-Defined Cloud Data Platform Delivers on Vision for High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Computing at Petabyte Scale.
SoftNAS Announces 3 Cloud-Native Solutions to Control Any Data on Any Cloud
Houston, TX–SoftNAS®, Inc. today announced three new editions of its flagship Cloud Data Platform product line: SoftNAS Essentials, SoftNAS Enterprise and SoftNAS Platinum. The products make migrating to the cloud ultra-fast, flexible and cost effective and are tailored to meet specific solution use cases that address real-world problems including:
Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Migrating and Hosting Business Application and User Data in the Cloud
Simplifying Complex, Global Internet of Things and Data Integration Projects
“The SoftNAS product line is transforming business in the cloud with a scalable, secure and fully integrated platform for data management and control. It simplifies use cases such as backup, archive and disaster recovery, SaaS-enablement of applications and migration of existing business applications to the cloud,” commented Jeff Kato, Taneja Group. “SoftNAS is laying the foundation for enhanced agility as businesses implement a variety of cloud data storage infrastructures across a range of needs at the right balance of cost versus workload performance.”
“Global enterprises need instant access to massive amounts of data and file sets for their user bases. Our partnership with SoftNAS offers our users the comfort of a fast, agile, highly available, flexible, and cost-effective data management solution which we can then extend to users worldwide,” said Charles Foley, SVP for Talon Storage.
SoftNAS Essentials with patent-pending ObjFast™ technology accelerates I/O performance up to 400% faster than previous SoftNAS versions and approaches I/O performance levels approaching that of native cloud block storage using lower cost, durable object storage. SoftNAS Essentials delivers killer TCO for secondary data: cloud backup, disaster recovery and cloud archive repositories.
SoftNAS Essentials Use Cases:
- Basic File Services
- Cloud Backup Repository
- Disaster Recovery Repository
- Cloud Archive Repository (tape to cloud)
SoftNAS Enterprise (formerly SoftNAS Cloud NAS) protects mission-critical and primary, active/hot data while incorporating enterprise-class NAS features like cross-zone high-availability, Dual Controller High Availability (DCHA), NFS, CIFS/SMB, AFP and iSCSI protocols, deduplication, compression, encryption, Active Directory/LDAP integration, thin-provisioning and scheduled snapshots with rapid rollback. For organizations that SaaS-enable applications and need enterprise grade data protection and reliable, high-performance file sharing, SoftNAS Enterprise delivers these advanced capabilities.
SoftNAS Enterprise Use Cases:
- Migration of Applications to the Cloud (Lift and Shift)
- SaaS-enabling Applications
- File Server Consolidation
- General Purpose File Storage for Unstructured Data
- Data Center Consolidation
“As an AWS Advanced Consulting partner and MSP, Relus Cloud works with SoftNAS to enable our clients to migrate business critical applications to AWS without re-architecting. We are excited about the new features in this latest release and see great opportunities for our clients to realize even more benefit from their AWS cloud initiatives. In addition to the fact that SoftNAS provides great products, their support team is so knowledgeable and helpful. SoftNAS really sets its partners up for success,” stated Mike Ostrowski, Vice President, Cloud Delivery, Relus Technologies.
SoftNAS Platinum completes the vision for software-defined high-performance hybrid cloud computing at petabyte scale. Announcing the public beta, SoftNAS Platinum is a trailblazing product combining a software-defined, enterprise-class NAS virtual storage appliance with built-in design & configure hybrid cloud data management and movement. Patent-pending SoftNAS® UltraFast™ technology increases data transfer speeds up to 20 times faster than standard TCP/IP networks to accelerate data migrations for cloud backups and bulk data. SoftNAS Platinum’s design and configure wizards enable IT to “Lift and Shift” live data from an on-premises NAS or file server to the desired SoftNAS destination point, and then migrate the data quickly, whether to AWS, Microsoft Azure or VMware-hosted clouds. SoftNAS Lift and Shift enables live data migration, avoiding the need to freeze production systems for days, weeks or months while data volumes are offline migrated to the cloud. With SoftNAS Platinum, customers leverage existing design and configure wizards or create their own data flows, processes, and templates, effectively ingesting and transforming any type of data.
“We are excited to have SoftNAS as a partner helping drive our Azure cloud practice growth. The SoftNAS hybrid cloud data management platform gives our hybrid and public cloud customers advanced data management and orchestration capabilities to accelerate their corporate initiatives,” Mitchell Feldman, Chief Digital Officer, RedPixie.
“IT struggles with the exponentially increasing data generated by businesses from many different sources including Internet of Things. We developed the SoftNAS Platinum product to simplify control and management of rapidly growing data complexity and volume,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS. “SoftNAS addresses the impracticalities that plague real-world, broader hybrid cloud adoption, so IT can control its data destiny, make its cloud journey easier, safer and faster, and save hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
A preview of SoftNAS Platinum beta features, including high-speed bulk data transfer, lift and shift of on-premises workloads to public cloud, many-to-one replication template and a commercially supported version of Apache NiFi, is now available. Existing customers that have upgraded to SoftNAS version 3.6 can access the beta features from the SoftNAS StorageCenter™. Additional information can be found at https://softnas.com/platinum-beta.
Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.
SoftNAS®, is the #1 cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud. Our mission is to be the fabric for business data in the cloud. SoftNAS provides a software-centric architecture that enables frictionless data management and control of any data, any cloud, anywhere. The SoftNAS cloud data platform and CloudFabric™ architecture provide 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, web services, SQL, NoSQL and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS provides the enterprise-class data security, protection, performance and high-availability required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware vSphere®.
Ultra-fast, flexible and easy hybrid cloud integration worldwide is now possible
Houston, TX–SoftNAS introduces the industry’s first truly cloud-native, 100% software-centric data management platform for full-spectrum control of any data, any cloud, anywhere.
The SoftNAS Data Platform bridges newer cloud operating systems, like AWS and Azure, with existing on-premises application stacks and SaaS systems to make hybrid cloud design and deployment ultra-fast, flexible and easy. Expanding on its leadership position as the #1 best-selling Cloud NAS, SoftNAS’ new CloudFabric™ architecture enables enterprises to design, configure, control, integrate, manage and store any kind of data in the cloud. These multi-cloud capabilities encompass premises-based, public cloud, private cloud, SaaS, Internet of Things and hybrid cloud configurations, delivered as subscription-based, software-defined services.
SoftNAS Data Platform’s new products reduce cloud migration costs by up to 10X, and decrease implementation times 3-4X utilizing existing IT skills to design and configure robust hybrid-cloud solutions. Its patent-pending UltraFast™ technology accelerates global data movement and storage access up to up to 20 times faster than TCP/IP over high-latency, congested and dirty network conditions.
Enterprises are realizing that cloud migration of existing applications and data is much more difficult than expected. High costs associated with redeveloping and redesigning applications, long project timeframes and limited cloud-skilled DevOps personnel to carry out the cloud development work all combine to undermine successful cloud-centric digital transformation outcomes.
SoftNAS Data Platform addresses three fundamental challenges:
- Migrating large amounts of data into the cloud, while keeping everything live in production
- Capturing and managing the exponentially growing business data of all types, including from Internet of Things, and large-scale analytics
- Utilizing existing IT staff to design and configure instead of always redesigning for the cloud.
The new hybrid cloud product line is composed of SoftNAS Essentials, SoftNAS Enterprise (formerly SoftNAS Cloud NAS) and SoftNAS Platinum. Each of the products is optimized to handle a specific set of data management needs and use cases, while operating across public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. (View related news release “SoftNAS Product Line Expands to Meet Growing Cloud Data Control Challenges“)
“SoftNAS has raised the bar with the advent of their upcoming hybrid cloud data product lineup. Many of the advanced features will be available for SoftNAS customers to try out in beta release, with the 3.6 release of SoftNAS Enterprise product edition. Most impressive is the integration of Apache NiFi and a cloud native, hybrid cloud data product allowing customers to create their own data flows, processes and templates, effectively ingesting and transforming any type of data. Other impressive beta features are secure and easy data migration from on-premises systems to various cloud platforms at accelerated network speeds across WANs and the Internet. SoftNAS is making it much easier for businesses to take control over their data, no matter where it resides,” said Arun Taneja, Taneja Group.
Data growth is expected to reach over 163 zettabytes by 2025 according to analyst firm IDC.* “With so much growth, organizations are looking to the cloud as an elastic way to store and process their data, and increasingly in a multi-cloud environment. But customers often lack an integrated view across their data storage resources and services. Building a unified view of data across a diverse set of IT platforms is a key need today, and addressing this will enable businesses to more effectively derive value from their data,” stated Deepak Mohan, Research Director, Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, IDC.
The new SoftNAS Platinum product is the centerpiece of the company’s hybrid cloud strategy. SoftNAS Platinum is a hybrid cloud data platform for moving business data, overcoming network latency issues among remote offices and factories globally, and managing numerous data types including IoT integration. A preview of SoftNAS Platinum beta features is now available. Existing customers that have upgraded to SoftNAS version 3.6 can access the beta features from the SoftNAS StorageCenter™. Additional information can be found at https://softnas.com/platinum-beta.
“SoftNAS speeds cloud adoption by simplifying Lift and Shift cloud migrations and accelerating bulk movement of any data to any cloud with its innovative UltraFast™ and FlexFiles™ technologies,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS. “By turning hybrid cloud data integration into an ultra-fast, flexible and easy drag and drop configuration process, customers can design and configure instead of redesign and redevelop. And UltraFast flattens the Internet and WAN, making global data access and bulk movement possible at near LAN speeds. It’s exciting to finally be delivering on our mission to be the fabric for business data in the cloud after years in the making. Our cloud fabric is real, it’s 100% software based and ready to launch and try today for free.”
Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.™
SoftNAS®, Inc. is the #1 cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud. Our mission is to be the fabric for business data in the cloud. SoftNAS provides a software-centric architecture that enables frictionless data management and control of any data, any cloud, anywhere. The SoftNAS cloud data platform and CloudFabric™ architecture provide 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, web services, SQL, NoSQL and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS provides the enterprise-class data security, protection, performance and high-availability required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware vSphere®.
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Talon, the leading provider of enterprise class file sharing solutions for distributed locations, today announced its strategic partnership with SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, to enable true global storage consolidation into the enterprise cloud. Talon FAST and SoftNAS Cloud NAS provide joint customers with a central cloud-based storage namespace that is secure, highly resilient, and can grow on-demand, ensuring high performance global file locking, file access and sharing for all users across the global enterprise.
Global enterprises are increasingly looking for opportunities to leverage the scale and flexibility of the cloud, and one of the key targets for exploitation remains unstructured data stores. The combination of Talon and SoftNAS offerings deliver a petabyte scale topology for distributed file servers to be consolidated into limitless, highly-available cloud storage, reducing both cost and risk while increasing business agility.
Talon FAST enables a global fabric, which gives virtually any enterprise location the ability to seamlessly access and use cloud-resident file shares as they traditionally have on-premises file servers, without changing user experience or workflow. The combination of a powerful distributed network file system, intelligent caching and global locking allows globally distributed enterprises to operate under a central storage system view while keeping the storage centralized and lightweight at the edge. This ability to ‘centralize’ data has large benefits as enterprises decommission costly-to-maintain file servers around the globe. Talon FAST optimizes the flow of information in the enterprise, enabling all offices to work off the same set of data.
SoftNAS Cloud NAS presents virtually limitless, highly resilient data shares in the enterprise cloud, allowing seamless data access to existing applications without requiring application rewrites. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. Under this partnership, Talon FAST users will utilize the capabilities of SoftNAS filer as the main repository for unstructured data in the cloud.
“As enterprises move from an on-premises to a cloud-first strategy, key goals that we see include ensuring that applications don’t need to change prematurely, that users aren’t negatively impacted, and that they have the levels of security and scale needed to grow,” stated William Fellows, VP of Research, 451 Research. “The combination of Talon and SoftNAS targets those objectives directly.”
The Talon and SoftNAS collaboration can provide organizations with a single software-defined storage footprint, versus the legacy distributed storage architecture which requires localized management, backup, security, and audit for the proprietary hardware footprint in each location.
“Customers want a software-based solution that bridges the cloud and premises storage gaps, delivering efficient, global access to an extensible namespace that scales into the petabytes, while leveraging the low costs and high durability of cloud storage,” stated Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS. “The alliance with Talon allows our customers to fully leverage our HA cloud NAS across the broader enterprise, bridging the long tail of IT with the new cloud frontier.”
“Customers with globally distributed locations will benefit significantly from having a central point of storage management and control,” said Shirish Phatak, CEO, Talon. “Partnering with SoftNAS provides us with an additional tool in our toolkit for offering a powerful, efficient and scalable storage management solution.”
Talon FAST is available as a site based annual subscription or as a joint offering with Microsoft Azure Storage and Hybrid Cloud solutions in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
SoftNAS is available as an annual subscription and on-demand in Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
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Talon, a leader in next generation software-defined storage solutions, enables enterprises to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure, while bringing data closer to their users, enabling enterprise global file sharing and collaboration. This results in streamlined IT management and improved end user productivity. From its headquarters in Mount Laurel, NJ and its global locations, Talon serves the largest Global 2000 organizations including the most established Architectural, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Offshore and Manufacturing companies.
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SoftNAS®, Inc. is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions and protects mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon® AWS, Microsoft® Azure, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.
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Company Expects More Than 60 Percent Savings Versus Physical Disaster Recovery Datacenter
Houston, Texas, April 19, 2017 –SoftNAS®., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced Brainshark, a sales enablement and readiness SaaS provider has selected SoftNAS as it moves disaster recovery to the Azure cloud. The SoftNAS functionality solved Brainshark’s need for 100 TB of cloud NAS storage and offered a consumption pricing model, eliminating expenses of on-premises network-attached storage and storage area network appliances. Brainshark offers a comprehensive product portfolio for content authoring, formal training and sales coaching that forms the core of its sales readiness platform and helps organizations drive sales productivity.
As a vital resource for its customers, uptime is extremely important to Brainshark, which requires critical large capacity file storage capabilities to backup hundreds of terabytes of data. Brainshark found that SoftNAS supports petabytes of file storage, utilizing Azure backend data stores ranging from high performance SSD-based to Azure Cool Blob storage. Brainshark has not had to respond to a disaster recovery event, but they regularly test their systems should it ever be needed.
“Using SoftNAS allowed us to securely lift and shift our disaster recovery environment to the cloud with no need to re-architect applications. SoftNAS has helped migrate hundreds of terabytes of data, which we find continues to grow weekly from our Fortune 1000 customers,” said Dana Wildes, senior systems engineer, Brainshark.
“SoftNAS is very easy to use and the product is highly intuitive. We were looking for a system that any engineer would be able to manage easily and SoftNAS fits the bill quite nicely. Being user-friendly is one of the greatest things about it, it just can’t get much better.”
“In order to protect against catastrophic failure events, enterprise businesses require mission-critical applications and workloads running in the cloud to be non-stop,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS. “With our No Storage Downtime Guarantee™, we deliver 99.999% reliable storage uptime for enterprise customers for any data, anywhere and anytime. And with the accelerating rate business data is growing versus the much slower pace of IT budget growth, moving lazy data, backups archive data and DR operations to the cloud just makes good business sense — it’s a sustainable model moving forward.”
Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.
SoftNAS®, Inc. is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions, protecting mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.
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Improving Performance and Security for Billions of Files with No Storage Downtime
Houston, Texas – March 28, 2017 – SoftNAS®, Inc., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced IT consultancy INTELLISoft N.V. has selected SoftNAS to migrate mission-critical data from its on-premises storage to the cloud. INTELLISoft was searching for a replacement to its physical network attached storage (NAS) to eliminate the high cost of license fees and maintenance. Based in Oranjestad on the Caribbean island of Aruba, INTELLISoft offers complete IT services and support for governmental agencies, construction companies, car dealerships, legal firms, private schools and a myriad of other businesses.
“SoftNAS is extremely user-friendly and easy-to-configure, which makes moving to the cloud effortless,” said Michel Bernabela, managing director, INTELLISoft. “We have been very impressed with the support team that is just a fingertip away and with being able to achieve a reliable infrastructure that scales easily and stores unlimited amounts of data.”
From architectural drawings and plans, financial databases, third-party software to other information from Microsoft Exchange servers, SoftNAS delivers snapshots for efficient recovery from data deletion or corruption events without the need to restore backups.
“Cloud data is expanding at a phenomenal rate and is expected to top 44 zettabytes by 2020 according to industry analysts,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS. “SoftNAS offers patented, high-availability storage to ensure mission-critical workloads can be moved and managed in the cloud.”
Founded in 2000, INTELLISoft N.V. is an IT consultancy based in Oranjestad, Aruba. INTELLISoft offers complete IT services and support for businesses on the island. Clients include Albo Aruba, Wegenbouw and Monumenten.nl, as well as many others. For more information, please call +2975872774.
SoftNAS®, is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions, protecting mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.
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SoftNAS, represented by PetersGroup