Webinar Recap | Higher Education: How to Build a Cloud NAS on Microsoft Azure

Webinar Recap | Higher Education: How to Build a Cloud NAS on Microsoft Azure

Learn how to create a hybrid cloud on Azure and leverage SoftNAS to support NFS clients, create a highly available and scalable NAS storage environment, and provide the backup and archiving needed.

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This webinar was presented by Matt Blanchard, Solutions Architect at SoftNAS. Mr. Blanchard has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.  He has specialized in a wide spectrum of technologies including Enterprise Datacenter Architecture and Support, Cryptographic Smart Cards and Certificate Authorization Systems, as well as Datacenter and End User Computing Virtualization Technologies.

According to Gartner*, education leaders are increasingly relying on data to support complex decision-making to keep pace with the high rate of change that educational institutions face today Data-driven decision-making’s intricacies range from collecting to cleaning to integrating data—and of course, to storing and protecting it.

In this webinar, you will discover:

  • Create a hybrid cloud using existing equipment and Azure services

  • Support thousands of NFS clients sharing billions of files, videos, and other large-scale file server applications

  • Create a highly available and scalable NAS storage environment

  • Provide fast, secure backup and archival to the Azure cloud

Webinar Recap | How to Implement Cloud Storage Gateway for S3 Cloud Storage

Webinar Recap | How to Implement Cloud Storage Gateway for S3 Cloud Storage

SoftNAS Cloud File Gateway enables on-premise and hybrid cloud storage deployment as a unified shared file system to maximize cost savings and flexibility.

S3 compatible object storage is the de facto standard for storing data in the cloud, whether you are using AWS, Cloudian, NetApp StorageGRID, or any of the other popular public clouds. At the same time, many SAN, backup, and other products do not interface directly with S3 compatible object storage.

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This webinar will be presented by Eric Olson, Senior Director of Products at SoftNAS. Mr. Olson manages the software development and support teams at SoftNAS and brings over 18 years of high-tech experience to the SoftNAS team. Eric was a member of the United States Air Force and later worked as a contractor for Defense Information Systems Agency. Eric holds a Bachelors’s degree in Information technology.

In this webinar, Eric will demonstrate:

  • Building an on-premise hybrid cloud to an S3 compatible object store
  • Benefits of a feature-rich shared file system for an S3 compatible object store
  • Adding NFS and CIFS file services to an existing SAN, including VMware Virtual SAN
  • Fast, secure backup and archival to the cloud

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