SoftNAS Cloud® for Microsoft Azure is an enterprise-class, full-featured cloud NAS filer that extends native Azure storage by combining multiple disks and layering on a full NAS feature set. Safely migrate mission-critical applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud without a physical storage appliance.
SoftNAS Cloud allows customers to scale NAS deployments to Azure Blob Storage from Gigabytes to Petabytes.
- Azure Cool Storage support (coming soon)
- On-demand up to 16 Terabytes (TB) with 30-day free trial
- Supports maximum storage capacity available on Azure compute instances
- CIFS, NFS, AFP and iSCSI support with block and SSD storage volumes
- Cross-region block replication (SnapReplicate™)
- Instant Writable SnapClones™
- Windows Previous Versions support
- Active Directory integration
- Easy set-up and configuration
- Intuitive admin interface (StorageCenter™)
Businesses looking to replace on-premises NAS systems so they can migrate to the cloud (i.e. lift and shift) require flexible shared storage options with enterprise-class NAS features. SoftNAS Cloud® is a software-defined, enterprise-class cloud NAS filer delivered as a virtual appliance for public cloud platforms. SoftNAS supports multiple storage protocols including NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI, and AFP. With Active Directory and LDAP integration, SoftNAS Cloud runs in the Microsoft Azure public cloud platforms. A wide range of storage options are supported including SSD, SSD/HDD hybrid, object storage, or JBODs.
No Storage Downtime Guarantee
With the No Storage Downtime Guarantee, SoftNAS Cloud delivers a 99.999% reliable storage uptime service-level agreement with a money back guarantee.
End Maintenance Renewal Contracts
Expensive maintenance renewals are an outdated convention. Apply your existing maintenance budget to SoftNAS Cloud and a public cloud platform to lower your overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for your cloud migration.
No Application or Workflow Modification
Your legacy applications transfer seamlessly to the cloud. With support for NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI and Apple File Protocol, SoftNAS Cloud lets you use inexpensive object storage with your legacy applications easily without any application modifications.
Scale Capacity as Needed
You are charged only for actual storage capacity you used, so there’s no high up-front investment and scaling up or down is easy and painless.
Hardware neutral, so it can run in existing datacenters and on commodity components, reducing the capital expenditure (capex) burden of expensive legacy hardware.
Platform neutral. Any object storage provider can connect to SoftNAS Cloud NAS, providing file services. SoftNAS Cloud also natively supports storage on Microsoft Azure.
Quick to deploy, dramatically reducing deployment times and increasing time-to-value.
Full-Featured, Enterprise-Class NAS
Delivers the full set of traditional NAS features for data efficiency, lifecycle management, and data safety, including compression and deduplication, storage snapshots and writable clones, and thin-provisioning, and encryption at rest and in flight.
SoftNAS™, LLC, is the leading provider of software-based NAS solutions and protects mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the power of data security, portability and access, providing enterprise-class cloud NAS storage and file gateway capabilities required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free storage and supports the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms, including Microsoft® Azure.