SoftNAS® Cloud NAS on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Extend your AWS deployment with SoftNAS Cloud NAS storage!

SoftNAS Cloud NAS is a software-defined NAS filer delivered as a virtual appliance running within Amazon EC2. Provides NAS capabilities suitable for enterprise storage, including Multi-Availability Zone high availability with automatic failover in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

SoftNAS Cloud NAS extends support to AWS Outposts. 

Why SoftNAS AWS NAS Storage?

Proven NAS solution for the AWS platform with over 9 years of availability.

SoftNAS offers AWS customers an enterprise-ready NAS capable of managing your fast-growing data storage challenges including AWS Outpost availability. Dedicated features from SoftNAS deliver significant cost savings, high availability, lift and shift data migration, and a variety of security protection. 


Expand AWS Storage Efficiency with SoftNAS

SoftNAS provides enterprise-level cloud NAS 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.

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Cost Management

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

  • Enable Block Storage  
  • Data Deduplication & Compression 
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Increase data performance without expanding storage required  

  • Multiple Storage Types 
  • Striping Disk 
  • Private Storage  
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    Control & Security

    Supporting major protocols including iSCSI, CIFs/SMB, and NFS 

    • Snapshots and Rollbacks 
    • Large-scale Windows Filer & NFS Server  

    SoftNAS is designed to support a variety of market verticals, use cases, and workload types. Increasingly, SoftNAS NAS deployed on the AWS platform to enable block and file storage services through Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS), Apple File Protocol (AFP), and Internet Small Computer System Interface (SCSI).  

    SoftNAS provides NAS capabilities suitable for the enterprise, including Multi-Availability Zone high availability with automatic failover in the AWS Cloud. It runs within the customer’s AWS account and offers business-critical data protection required for the nonstop operation of applications, websites, and IT infrastructure on AWS. 

    SoftNAS on AWS:
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    Watch the SoftNAS on AWS Demo

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    A Better Way to Store & Control Your Data With AWS NAS Storage Solution.

    Moving to SoftNAS Virtual NAS Appliance on AWS is helping thousands of public organizations and private enterprises around the world move from the old way of controlling and efficiently utilizing data storage into a new and better way. Never-ending backups, storage capacity bottlenecks, the proliferation of file servers, existing applications preventing organizations from moving to the cloud due to complexity, and the spiraling data storage costs become a thing of the past.

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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

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    SoftNAS AWS backend NAS storage selection guide

    SoftNAS Cloud NAS supports the broadest range of backend storage options on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Block Store (EBS). It’s important to select the right backend storage to align with the performance requirements of your application.

    AWS backend NAS storage selection

    Deploy SoftNAS Cloud NAS on AWS

    Get started today on the AWS Marketplace taking advantage of our Installation Guide and Tutorial Video Series. 

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    Try SoftNAS directly from the AWS Marketplace 

    SoftNAS on AWS Installation Guide

    Step by step instructions to setup a POC and configure in your AWS environment  

    SoftNAS on AWS Tutorial Videos

    Watch step by step instructional videos to deploy a softNAS instance on AWS 

    SoftNAS AWS EFS Performance Report 

    Up to 23x faster than AWS EFS 

    Recommendations to increase storage performance for both managed storage services such as AWS EFS, Azure Files, and self-managed storage using a Cloud NAS.