SoftNAS® Cloud NAS

High-Performance NFS/CIFS/iSCSI NAS Storage

SoftNAS is a Linux-based virtual NAS appliance that’s deployed on modern hypervisor-based systems. It runs as a virtual machine, providing a broad range of software-defined capabilities, including data performance, cost management, availability, control, backup and security.

Save Time & Money While Increasing Efficiency

SoftNAS is a hybrid cloud data integration product, combining a software-defined, enterprise-class NAS virtual storage appliance, backups, data movement; and data integration/replication for IT to manage and control data centrally.


Save up to 40% compared to NetApp ONTAP


Save up to 50% over AWS EFS


Save up to 40% over Azure NetApp Files

SoftNAS enables a fast, easy, and cost-effective migration for your most business-critical data.

SoftNAS® provides unified storage designed and optimized for high-performance, higher than normal I/O per second (IOPS), and data reliability and recoverability. It also increases storage efficiency through thin-provisioning, compression, and deduplication.


SoftNAS Features & Benefits

SoftNAS® is available in the cloud for AWS and Azure platforms and as an on-premise solution for VMware. Each platform offers the following features and benefits:


  • Deduplication & Compression
  • Industry-standard file-sharing protocols including iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS
  • High-performance, multi-tier caching (RAM and SSD)
  • Scheduled snapshots via copy-on-write filesystem (ZFS)
  • Thin provisioning
  • Block replication through patent-pending SnapReplicate technology
  • Data integrity through built-in error detection and correction
  • Software and hardware RAID support

Get the freedom and flexibility to configure your cloud storage platform.

SoftNAS provides enterprise-level cloud NAS Storage featuring data performance, security, high availability (HA), and support for the most extensive set of storage protocols in the industry: NFS, CIFS/SMB-AD, iSCSI.

Optimized performance

Data Performance

Tune cloud storage performance for exceptional data usage

Cross-zone high availability

Data Availability

From 3-9’s to 5-9’s high availability (HA) with our No Downtime Guarantee

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Data Migration

Built-in “Lift and Shift” file transfer from on-premises to the cloud


“SoftNAS has an elegant solution and makes a customer’s life easy. The reliability that SoftNAS products offer, means customers don’t have to get in and mess around with it – saving valuable time and precious resources.”

Rudy Pataro, Founder, MagHub

Software-defined NAS Storage Solutions

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.

Buurst believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and workload 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.

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SoftNAS Architecture and Technology

SoftNAS runs as a Linux®-based, 64-bit CentOS redistribution guest OS treated as a VM in a virtual server environment. In many use cases, storage devices are attached to the physical hardware layer, then presented to SoftNAS as a VM running Linux.

SoftNAS operates on an industry-standard Linux platform and uses a derivative of the Zettabyte File System® (ZFS), an open-source project originally released on OpenSolaris® by Sun Microsystems, Inc. This makes SoftNAS able to leverage many ZFS features and add layers of functionality for NAS solutions in virtual computing and cloud computing.

An Apache webserver provides robust, secure access along with Secure Shell® (SSH). Storage is accessible via TCP/IP protocols including NFS v3, NFS v4, SMB/CIFS (Microsoft® Windows File Shares), and iSCSI. Also integrated into SoftNAS is Apache NiFi technology, providing powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.

SoftNAS is packaged with a primary administration interface called SoftNAS StorageCenter™, which provides commercial-grade storage administration and management functionalities for businesses of all sizes. 

Why SoftNAS Cloud NAS?

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 Cloud NAS Features

Increase cloud application performance with 5x faster throughput, 3x better IOPS, and 14x less latency than other cloud storage solutions built for typical applications.

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Increase data performance without expanding storage required 

  • Multiple Storage Types
  • Striping Disks
  • Private Storage
SoftNAS data compression


Patented solution backed by a No Storage Downtime Guarantee SLA

  • 99.9% or 99.999% uptime
  • Cross Zone HA with Automatic Failover
  • Data Duplication across Zones 
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    Cost Management

    Save 30-80% by reducing amount of data to store  

    • Enable Block Storage
    • Data Efficiencies & Compression
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    Data Migration

    Secure, Real-Time On-Prem to Cloud Data Transfer

    • Lift & Shift Migration
    • Point & Click File Sync  
    • SnapReplicate for Bulk Block-Based Replication  
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      Control & Security

      Major Protocol Support

      • iSCSI, CIFS/SMB and NFS Protocol Capable
      • Snapshots and Rollbacks 

      View our datasheet to learn more about SoftNAS Cloud NAS

      Download our eBooks for Insights into SoftNAS

      The Hidden Cost of Cloud Storage

      Your data is doubling every two years, and so are your storage requirements. In this eBook, we’ll uncover methods that can help you significantly reduce your cloud storage costs and eliminate the Storage Tax.

      Cloud Storage:
      Delivering on a performance priority

      This eBook offers recommendations to increase storage performance for both managed storage services such as EFS, Azure Files, and self-managed storage using a Cloud NAS.

      Great Performing data in the Cloud Doesn’t Need to Cost a Fortune

      Move your on-premises data today with Buurst and learn how to remove obstacles that  prevent your organization from unlocking robust capabilities that position you for future growth.

      Trusted  AWS, Azure, and VMware NAS Storage 

      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. 

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      SoftNAS® assures enterprise customers to achieve high-performance data storage and access through built-in compression, deduplication, and relocation features. Customers from many industries including Halliburton, Campbell’s, Netflix, Samsung, Petronas, and RSA deploy SoftNAS in their infrastructure.

      Deploy Anywhere

      SoftNAS® is platform-independent allowing the freedom and flexibility to configure your storage platform to your organization’s needs.