SoftNAS Cloud® is a hybrid cloud data integration product with high speed data transfer, combining a software-defined, enterprise-class NAS virtual storage appliance; high-speed bulk data transfer with up to 20x faster data transfer rates compared to TCP/IP and accelerates data migrations, backups and data movement; and data integration/replication for IT to manage and control data centrally. Customers save time and money while increasing efficiency.
SoftNAS Cloud® supports the following platforms:
SoftNAS Cloud® is offered with three licensing options, each delivering value and performance to meet the needs of our clients:
SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum offers the complete package, providing a full featured, no compromise enterprise NAS as a virtual appliance, as well as premium data services. It offers high speed bulk data transfers that can operate using standard, non-proprietary network connections, drag-and-drop data integration and ingestion, automated data migration and synchronization between multiple locations, point and click cloud data migration (via Lift and Shift™), and includes support for programmatic interfaces and integration into home-grown applications: REST APIs and automation tools.
With Platinum, you can connect all your business data in the cloud, regardless of type or location.
SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise offers file services for mission-critical data where active/hot, highly available storage is required. It is ideal for SaaS enabling business applications, high performance web, video and content publishing, user and desktop profiles, Dev/test environments, and more. Enterprise allows you the flexibility to dial up or down the performance as required, with general, high performance and extreme performance editions.
SoftNAS Cloud® runs as a Linux®-based, 64-bit CentOS redistribution guest OS treated as a VM in a virtual server environment. In many use cases, storage devices are attached to the physical hardware layer, then presented to SoftNAS Cloud® as a VM running Linux.
SoftNAS Cloud® operates on an industry-standard Linux platform, and uses a derivative of the Zettabyte File System® (ZFS), an open-source project originally released on OpenSolaris® by Sun Microsystems, Inc. This makes SoftNAS Cloud® able to leverage many ZFSfeatures and add layers of functionality for NAS solutions in virtual computing and cloud computing.
An Apache webserver provides robust, secure access along with Secure Shell® (SSH). Storage is accessible via TCP/IP protocols including NFS v3, NFS v4, SMB/CIFS (Microsoft® Windows File Shares), and iSCSI.
Also integrated into SoftNAS Cloud® is Apache NiFi technology, providing powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic.
SoftNAS Cloud® is packaged with a primary administration interface called SoftNAS StorageCenter™, which provides commercial-grade storage administration and management functionalities for businesses of all sizes.
SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise provides the highly-available network storage backbone needed for business-critical cloud applications in the following environments:
SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise installs from a download to act as a virtual server appliance. Run as many instances of SoftNAS Cloud® VM as are needed in any of the following environments:
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