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SoftNAS Releases Web-based Calculator to Pinpoint Public Cloud Storage Cost Savings

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Now with the SoftNAS SmartTiers™ Cost Savings Calculator, customers can
actually see how much potential savings from public cloud storage costs
they can realize by using SoftNAS Cloud® 4, without
sacrificing performance

SoftNAS®
today announced general availability of a simple-to-use but powerful
cost-savings calculator for public cloud storage called SoftNAS®
SmartTiers™ Cost Savings Calculator. The calculator is able to show
customers how much they can potentially save on storage costs from
public cloud vendors like Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) and Microsoft®
Azure™ by using the automated storage tiering feature of SoftNAS Cloud®
4.

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SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending, automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal pr ...

SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending, automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal price/performance for cloud storage that moves aging data from more expensive, high-performance block/SSD storage to less expensive object storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud storage costs by up to 67 percent. (Graphic: Business Wire)

As noted in the "Data Age 2025" white paper1
(sponsored by Seagate), IDC forecasts that by 2025 the total worldwide
data will balloon in size to 163 zettabytes. For companies looking to
store data in the public cloud, balancing cost, availability and
performance presents a challenge. Being able to calculate the optimal
amount of public cloud storage costs based on specific use cases will
become a critical component for determining what applications and data
will be moved into the cloud. The tool, which is free of charge and
accessible from the SoftNAS
website
, is intended to help companies pinpoint and quantify the
storage cost savings associated with moving their applications and data
from on-premises datacenter environments into the public cloud.

The SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator provides customers with a simple,
clean interface for entering in a few key data points and then
dynamically presenting in graphical form what the cost for public cloud
storage would be both with and without using SoftNAS SmartTiers, as well
as, the potential savings that could be achieved with SoftNAS
SmartTiers. After filling out the simple and quick registration form,
users also receive detailed email reports. The multi-page detailed
report breaks down the potential costs and savings over a three year
period.

SoftNAS Cloud 4 advanced storage auto-tiering feature: SoftNAS
SmartTiers

SoftNAS® SmartTiers™ is a patent pending,
automated storage tiering feature that delivers optimal
price/performance for cloud storage that moves aging data from more
expensive, high-performance block/SSD storage to less expensive object
storage, according to customer-set policies, reducing public cloud
storage costs by up to 67 percent and is currently available for beta
testing. Object storage is up to 20 times less expensive than SSD
storage in the cloud. SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator quickly
pinpoints how much SoftNAS can save customers while continuing to
deliver top-notch performance results.

"The SoftNAS SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator demonstrates that users
of SoftNAS Cloud 4 can potentially realize significant savings on their
public cloud storage costs from cloud infrastructure vendors like AWS
and Azure. SoftNAS has delivered a cloud breakthrough with its automated
storage tiering technology (SmartTiers) and the web-based tool that
allows companies to plug in their own numbers to test various storage
tiering options for maximum cost savings — not just with one public
cloud vendor's storage options but between different cloud storage
vendors," said George Crump, President and Founder of Storage
Switzerland.

"SoftNAS Cloud 4 provides the unique ability to save customers up to
two-thirds of their public cloud storage costs, without sacrificing
application performance. SmartTiers is such a game-changing capability
that customers are telling us that without SmartTiers, they can't afford
to move large applications and data into the cloud. The new calculator
makes that business calculus fast and easy, and SmartTiers paves the way
for customers to both save money and get the performance they need in
the public cloud. It's the difference between cloud storage being
affordable versus a non-starter compared to on-premises for many
customers," said Rick Braddy, CEO and Founder of SoftNAS.

SoftNAS Cloud 4 is available in three product editions that run on AWS,
Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere. With the release of SoftNAS Cloud 4,
customers can now launch all SoftNAS Cloud products on-demand, directly
from the AWS
and Azure
Marketplaces to spin up cloud data solutions with SmartTiers in just
minutes with no prior purchasing approvals.

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®.

Resources:

SoftNAS SmartTiers Cost Savings Calculator: www.softnas.com/calculator

Learn more: www.softnas.com/

Rick Braddy - Network World Articles: www.networkworld.com/author/Rick-Braddy/

1 "Data Age 2025" IDC April 2017 Whitepaper: https://www.seagate.com/www-content/our-story/trends/files/Seagate-WP-DataAge2025-March-2017.pdf

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