Buurst SoftNAS® on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Get up and running with SoftNAS on AWS in 10 minutes or less with the Quick Start Wizard.

Buurst SoftNAS extends support to AWS Outposts. 

Enterprise NAS services, with NVMe, SSD,and HDD block storage performance

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Use less expensive block storage for both Windows and Linux clients.

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Capabilities such as storage tiering, data deduplication, and data compression can save as much as 80% on your storage expenses.

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Get unprecedented performance for sequential and read/write data access at up to 1 million IOPS on AWS

Ready to get started with a free trial?

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Not sure how to architect your new environment?

Get a performance assessment to choose the right configuration options

Deploying SoftNAS on AWS

View our guides and video tutorials to get your business seamlessly up and running with SoftNAS on AWS.

SoftNAS on AWS Design and Configuration Guide

Understand the architectural considerations for designing your SoftNAS on AWS environment

SoftNAS on AWS Installation Guide

Guidance on how to set up a proof of concept and configure your SoftNAS on AWS environment

SoftNAS on AWS Tutorial Videos

Watch step-by-step videos from prerequisites and planning to configuring your SoftNAS instance on AWS

Get up to 1 million IOPS on AWS

Learn how SoftNAS is breaking the million IOPS barrier on AWS with NVMe for HPC in our blog.

SoftNAS has been able to deliver up to 1 million IOPS and 15 GB/ second read performance.

This HPC storage configuration unlocks multiple use cases including running:

Commercial HPC workloads

Deep learning workloads

3D modeling and simulation workloads

HPC container workloads

This solution leverages Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) and includes an NVMe-backed instance, containing storage pools and volumes dedicated to HPC read/write tasks. The level of performance delivered in this solution is the fastest SoftNAS Labs has observed running in Amazon Web Services.

Why are organizations using SoftNAS on AWS?

With SoftNAS on AWS, you’re not paying for storage capacity. With a frictionless setup experience and extensive support, SofNAS’s comprehensive Quick Start Wizard provides the resources needed to get your new environment configured on AWS. SoftNAS enables you to apply on the configuration variables you need to get the maximum performance and control for petabytes of data on AWS. An intuitive HTML5-based admin GUI with dashboards help monitor and manage disk space, shares, and other granular controls with an administrator applet to configure monitoring alert thresholds, login session timeout, and logging levels.

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“It takes weeks and months for us to provision storage on our local private SAN. Using SoftNAS Cloud NAS, it can happen in a matter of minutes to get any amount of storage we need.”

– Keith Son, Director of Infrastructure, Greater New York City Area – Broadcast Media

Why customers are choosing SoftNAS with AWS-based storage

With SoftNAS on AWS, you have control over your data. You can reduce the cost of your storage to keep your controller happy. You determine the performance to give users and applications the best cloud experience possible. You decide the availability to meet your SLA’s. You control the security from Admins, applications, users, to maintain a high level of compliance. Buurst is here to ensure you get the most out of your investment in Amazon Web Services.

Choose AWS with SoftNAS when:


  • You want to maintain control of your data
  • Reduce the cost of cloud storage by:
    • Using low-cost/high-performance block storage
    • Enable deduplication, compression and tiering
  • Increase performance for your cloud applications with faster storage
  • Need 99.999% guaranteed uptime SLA
  • Support Windows and Linux for the same storage pools

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Lowest $/Storage
Lowest $/Perf


99.999% SLA
Cross region replication
Availability zone HA
Patented HA


Control cloud cost icon Cost Deduplication yes
Compression yes
Tiering yes
Lowest $/Storage yes
Lowest $/Perf yes
HA 99.999% SLA yes
Cross region replication yes
Availability Zone HA yes
Patented HA yes
control and security icon Protocols NFS yes
iSCI yes

SoftNAS AWS Pricing



Disaster recovery storage

AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up to 100 Mbps

Storage: No additional charge

Example specs based on m3.xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16k): 4000
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 62.5



Cloud migration

AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up to 350 Mbps

Storage: No additional charge

Example specs based on m4.4xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16K): 16,000
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 250



SaaS applications

AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up to 600 Mbps

Storage: No additional charge

Example Specs based on m5dn.4xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16K): 18,750
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 593.75



SQL/NoSQL databases

AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up to 1,200 Mbps 

Storage: No additional charge

Example specs based on r4.8xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16K): 37,500
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 875



Legacy applications, virtual desktops

AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up  to 2,000 Mbps

Storage: No additional charge

Example specs based on r4.16xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16K): 75,000
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 1,750




AWS Specs

Throughput (128k): Up to >2,000 Mbps

Storage: No additional charge

Example Specs based on r5d.24xlarge instance:

  • Max IOPs (16K): 80,000
  • Max throughput Mbps (128k): 2,375