Lift and Shift Data Migration 

SoftNAS Cost-effective Lift and Shift data migration solution allows you to move data to the cloud for economies of scale and disaster recovery, all while reducing data storage expenses.

Reduce the Cost of Data Migration in the Cloud  

Buurst SoftNAS has made moving to the cloud possible, seamless, and the most cost-effective lift and shift data migration solution for your business. It connects directly to on-premises data to seamlessly replicate or migrate data continuously or as a one-off data transfer.  

SoftNAS expands data management options for IT looking to reduce data storage costs, create faster data backupsand prepare for disaster recovery while delivering 99.999% uptime with Buurst’s No Downtime Guarantee.  

Eliminate on-premises hardware costs

SoftNAS eliminates the need to purchase and operate on-premises hardware with capacity limitations.  

Deploy to the cloud of your choice

SoftNAS is available for AWS, Azure, and VMware clouds allowing for flexibility in storage options.

Expand as your data grows

SoftNAS eliminates the need to purchase and operate on-premises hardware with capacity limitations.  

Enterprise toolsets

SoftNAS provides extensive tooling for data control, performance, and availability at a flexible pricing model.  

What is SoftNAS Lift and Shift Migration?

SoftNAS provides live migration of production data and workloads and “keeps content up-to-date when moving data to the cloud, between data centers and/or distributing it to remote locations.”

SoftNAS FlexFiles leverages Apache NiFi and other pre-built data integration processors to integrate and transform 24 different types of data. According to the press release, customers will be able to “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 Lift and Shift File Migration

It’s a key feature of SoftNAS Cloud NAS, enabling users to migrate data from one platform to another, whether from on-premise to cloud or between different cloud providers while maintaining continuous synchronization. SoftNAS® is a Cloud Data orchestration product, focusing on simplifying pain points within the marketplace.

As businesses continue to look for ways to increase efficiency and improve their bottom line, more and more look to the cloud. With increased flexibility, and the ability to cut out the high cost of hardware and hardware maintenance, the cloud is seen as the solution of the future, even though many are uncertain how to implement it.

Buurst hopes to make navigating the cloud a great deal easier, so that organizations can leverage the simplified business continuity strategies, and reduce infrastructure, maintenance, and service costs, without requiring advanced software and platform training.


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Lift and Shift Durability Model

A key feature of a strong migration solution is data resilience or the certainty that the data will reach the target with complete integrity, regardless of bandwidth/service interruptions.  The safety of your data upon entry and upon exit of your Lift and Shift instances is of paramount importance. Lift and Shift’s resilience is made possible by this system of records and UIDs, functioning as a persistent write-ahead log and content repository.

Our underlying processors provide the ability to track the data via these records from entry to output and provide guaranteed data lineage. Should a transfer process be interrupted, each processor is checked for these records to determine where the interruption occurred, and automatically resumes the process from the last successful transfer process. The content repository is designed to act as a rolling buffer of history. Data is removed only as it ages off the content repository or as space it needed. In the event of a network failure, the content repository enables Lift and Shift to always continue the data migration once the failure is resolved at the exact point of failure.

Lift and Shift Data Migration Solution

Built-in to SoftNAS is our dynamic point-and-click Lift & Shift wizard, enabling the migration of live data to the cloud even while in production without any development coding changes. The addition of our patented UltraFast technology ensures rapid data transfers up to 20x faster, even over noisy networks with latency challenges.

SoftNAS Lift and Shift data migration:

5-Minute Demo

Watch the overview video of SoftNAS lift and shift migration of data from an on-premise file server to the cloud.

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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.