SoftNAS High Availability

Making Data Available 24×7

SoftNAS High Availability

Making Data Available 24×7

CMG Financial on High Availability

Jerry Nihen, Senior Systems Engineer at CMG Financial on the key SoftNAS HA benefits over traditional file system HA solutions.


Two availability zone solution offering 99.999% HA with 2 SoftNAS controllers replicating the data into block storage in both availability zones. A single IP address called a Virtual IP (VIP) routes the client traffic to the current Primary SoftNAS controller. The Primary controller replicates data changes to the Secondary controller, which runs in a separate zone with its copy the block storage.  

High Availability 99.999%
SoftNAS 2 Controllers
Storage Two sets of redundant RAID storage
Availability Zones Two zones
Replicate across availability zones Yes
Virtual IP (VIP) Yes

HA Availability  

Obtain SoftNAS Snap HA on the AWS and Azure Marketplaces. A BYOL license for VMware is available.

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“It takes weeks and months for us to provision storage on our local private SAN. Using SoftNAS, 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