BuurstTM SoftNAS® Performance

Eliminate cloud application data bottlenecks with SoftNAS

BuurstTM SoftNAS® Performance

Eliminate cloud application data bottlenecks with SoftNAS

Why SoftNAS?

SoftNAS provides direct connectivity to cloud storage providing a private connection to resources owned by your organization. This eliminates the managed storage problems of inconsistent performance by noisy neighbors. In addition, SoftNAS adds value by placing data in the most appropriate location for increased application performance.

Tune SoftNAS for Customized Performance  

SoftNAS offers customers four unique levers to properly configure the performance of a cloud-based application with a dedicated cloud-storage channel.  

SoftNAS Instance Settings

SoftNAS can customize the virtual machine settings to provide additional performance. Changing CPU, RAM, and Network Speed on the VM allows SoftNAS to increase access rates for the caches, overall throughput, and IOPS.  

Use Default Client Protocols

SoftNAS can use multiple protocols for a single volume. The default protocol for Linux is NFS – Windows  is CIFS and both operating systems can access storage through iSCSI. Although Windows can connect to storage with NFS, it is best to use default protocols, as Windows NFS is notoriously slow. With workloads such as SQL, iSCSI would be the preferred protocol for database storage. 

Utilize L1 and L2 Cache

SoftNAS automatically uses half of system RAM as an L1 cache and configuration options are available to use NMVE or SSD disk per storage pool for additional cache performance.  

Dedicated Channel

SoftNAS overall performance is increased by having dedicated storage attached directly to SoftNAS and a dedicated connection to the client, coupled with dedicated cache and CPU for rapid data transfers.