Setting up SoftNAS® UltraFast™ is a quick and easy process, beginning with the configuration of a standard SoftNAS® ™ instance on AWS. Creation of a SoftNAS instance in AWS is covered in detail in SoftNAS Installation Guide: Create and Configure an Instance in AWS. Instructions for setting up an on-premise SoftNAS deployment (VMware) can be found in SoftNAS Installation Guide: Deploying your SoftNAS Instance in VMware vSphere. The process for configuration of your SoftNAS instances (whether Cloud, or on-premise) will not significantly differ from the guidance found in the Installation Guide.There are, however, a few key considerations in order to implement SoftNAS® UltraFast™.
To ensure that SoftNAS Platinum and its components maintain a manageable level of effort, initial testing and documentation will be limited to the deployment scope described below:
- Premise based deployments will be limited to SoftNAS on VMware.
- Public Cloud deployments will be limited to SoftNAS on AWS S3 and SoftNAS on Microsoft Azure
SoftNAS 3.6 + UltraFast™ Support
UltraFast™ running on VMware
UltraFast™ running on AWS EC2 or Microsoft Azure
SoftNAS UltraFast™ running as a gateway to SoftNAS fronted AWS S3 storage
The following minimum machine specifications are recommended for acceptable performance within your UltraFast™ instances:
- AWS or Azure High Networking Minimum
- 10gbit preferred for best results