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SoftNAS has simplified selecting your instance size by defining performance categories. By matching the performance categories below to your organization’s use case, you can make an educated choice.  The key thing to remember is that your highest requirement should always govern your decision. For example, if your use case requires deduplication, encryption, or compression, your primary consideration will likely be processing power (vCPU).  If using a large amount of storage, RAM might be the primary consideration.

In order to find the right instance size for your production workload, SoftNAS offers a sizing tool on their website:

https://www.softnas.com/wp/products/instance-size-recommendations/


For additional information on sizing recommendations, see the following: