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SoftNAS Improves Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers and Fulfills Its Cloud Fabric Vision and Mission


With up to 67% cost savings, SoftNAS Cloud 4 connects any kind of
customer data, anywhere in the world to the cloud

a cloud data platform company with a deep history of transforming
on-premises, costly NAS storage hardware into dedicated, private NAS
virtual software that runs on public cloud services, today announced
general availability of SoftNAS Cloud® version 4 on Microsoft Azure. It
delivers cloud storage cost savings by leveraging highly-durable,
low-cost cloud object storage. SoftNAS Cloud cuts the time and
complexities of cloud data migration projects by up to 90%, turning
months into weeks and simplifying live data migrations to the cloud. It
enables customers to connect any kind of data to the cloud anywhere in
the world.

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SoftNAS Cloud 4 addresses the impediments that block real-world cloud adoption, revolving around com ...

SoftNAS Cloud 4 addresses the impediments that block real-world cloud adoption, revolving around common cloud storage uses cases: primary and secondary cloud file storage, workload and application cloud migration, hybrid cloud and synthetic cloud backups. (Graphic: Business Wire)

SoftNAS Cloud 4 accelerates high-speed global data transfers up to 20
times faster with its patented SoftNAS® UltraFast™ technology, enabling
Azure customers to connect remote offices, branch offices, factories and
Internet of Things (IoT) at the edge with the cloud.

New features of SoftNAS Cloud 4 address the impediments that block
real-world cloud adoption, revolving around common cloud storage uses
cases: primary and secondary cloud file storage, workload and
application cloud migration, hybrid cloud and synthetic cloud backups in
partnership with Veeam. SoftNAS conducted expansive customer interviews
and identified 18 discrete cloud adoption barriers that SoftNAS Cloud 4

"Based upon our multi-cloud research we uncovered a number of challenges
customers are struggling with to take advantage of public cloud
infrastructure. SoftNAS Cloud 4 addresses many of the customer data
management and control challenges head on with its unique combination of
cloud NAS, bulk data transfer acceleration and data integration
capabilities. SoftNAS is delivering a robust cloud data fabric companies
can use as a strategy to more quickly adopt the cloud and save time and
money in the process," said Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst for The Taneja

"Today we are delivering on our company mission and the vision to become
the fabric for business data in the cloud. After three years of
relentless company focus, strategic input from our cloud platform
partners and customers, we have produced what I believe is the gold
standard in cloud data control and management software," said Rick
Braddy, CEO, CTO and Founder of SoftNAS.

"When I founded SoftNAS six years ago as a disgruntled traditional
storage customer, my goals were to reduce the high costs of storage,
make it easier to connect applications with the cloud and keep IT in
control of its destiny in the cloud. SoftNAS Cloud 4 is the realization
of those goals, and I invite customers and partners to start benefiting
from it today," Braddy said.

"We are pleased that SoftNAS Cloud has debuted even more features that
help customers address critical cloud adoption pain points," said Jurgen
Willis, senior director, Azure Storage at Microsoft Corp. "The addition
of SoftNAS Cloud 4 and SoftNAS Cloud Platinum to the Azure Marketplace
will simplify customer data management and control in the Azure cloud."

New SoftNAS Cloud 4 features include:

  • SoftNAS® UltraFast™ is the SoftNAS patented technology that saves on
    time and costs by accelerating global bulk data movement up to 20
    times faster than standard TCP/IP protocols at one tenth the cost of
    alternative bulk data transfer solutions.

    SoftNAS UltraFast
    accelerates transfers of data into, out of and across private, public,
    hybrid clouds and multi-clouds. SoftNAS UltraFast overcomes up to
    4,000 milliseconds of latency and up to 10% packet loss due to network
    congestion, connecting remote locations with the cloud over any kind
    of network conditions.
  • SoftNAS® Lift and Shift™ with continuous sync enables live migration
    of production data and workloads and keeps content up-to-date when
    moving data to the cloud, between datacenters and/or distributing it
    to remote locations. Automatic restart and suspend/resume ensures bulk
    data transfer jobs run reliably while bandwidth schedules enable
    customers to open or throttle network usage. SoftNAS Lift and Shift
    works with SoftNAS UltraFast, so migrations can take place over any
    kind of network anywhere in the world.
  • SoftNAS® FlexFiles integrates and transforms 24 types of data by
    leveraging Apache NiFi and a set of pre-built data integration
    processors. With SoftNAS FlexFiles, customers can tackle massively
    complex data integration projects combining file systems, Hadoop,
    Redshift, HTTP(S), Web Services, SQL/noSQL, XML, S3/Blob Objects and
    Custom Data Integrations.

    SoftNAS FlexFiles makes
    connecting a customer's business with the cloud and SaaS services easy
    to integrate through a drag and drop interface with no programming
    required. SoftNAS FlexFiles also leverages SoftNAS UltraFast, enabling
    customers to leverage FlexFiles and Apache NiFi over any network
  • SoftNAS® ObjFast™ makes cloud object storage like Azure Blob storage
    run at near-block-level performance while still taking advantage of
    object storage pricing, which results in up to 67% cost savings vs.
    block storage alone.

    SoftNAS ObjFast throttles data
    transfer to cloud object storage so it's as fast as possible without
    exceeding Azure object storage read/write capabilities.

    ObjFast's patent pending acceleration technology has been optimized,
    tested and certified for Veeam Synthetic Full Backups, so Veeam cloud
    backup, copy jobs and recovery runs at near-block-level performance
    with the Azure public cloud.
  • SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending automated storage tiering
    feature that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance
    Azure premium and disk block storage to less expensive Azure Blob
    object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public
    cloud storage costs by up to 67% and is now available for beta testing.

SoftNAS Cloud 4 is available in the Azure Marketplace along with the
other SoftNAS Cloud products. As a result, customers can launch all
SoftNAS Cloud products on-demand, directly from the Azure
Marketplace and spin up cloud data solutions in just minutes with no
prior purchasing approvals.

to learn more and try SoftNAS Cloud 4 today.

About SoftNAS

Control Any Data. Any Cloud. Anywhere.™

Data is the DNA that makes every business unique and is one of the most
valuable assets a modern, automated business owns today. The majority of
data, IT applications, business automation workloads, IoT devices and
SaaS applications will either be running in the cloud or connected and
spread across multiple clouds. Businesses need to control any data, on
any cloud from anywhere to quickly meet their needs. They demand a
powerful, flexible solution to fully leverage their data DNA within the
cloud that is not only fast and cost-effective, but that doesn't require
rewriting or re-engineering applications for the cloud.

SoftNAS®, Inc. pioneered cloud data control and management with its
SoftNAS Cloud data platform. The company began six years ago as the
global leader in software-defined Cloud NAS and has matured into an
enterprise software company. The SoftNAS cloud data platform provides
customers a unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate,
protect and store data and to easily create hybrid cloud solutions that
bridge islands of data across SaaS, legacy systems, remote offices,
factories, IoT, analytics, AI and machine learning, web services, SQL,
NoSQL and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS works with the most
popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based virtual cloud
operating systems, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and
VMware vSphere.


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