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SoftNAS: Cloud Data Platform, CloudFabric and Hybrid Cloud Products

Cloud-native, 100% software-centric data management platform for full-spectrum control of any data, any cloud, anywhere
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.10.12

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SoftNAS, Inc. introduces a cloud-native, 100% software-centric data management platform for full-spectrum control of any data, any cloud, anywhere.

Cloud Data Platform and CloudFabric architecture provide
customers unified, integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate,
protect and store data and to create hybrid cloud solutions
that bridge islands of data across SaaS, legacy systems,
remote offices, factories, IoT, analytics and cloud.


The Cloud Data Platform bridges newer cloud OSs, like AWS and Azure, with existing on-premises application stacks and SaaS systems to make hybrid cloud design and deployment fast, flexible and easy. Expanding on its position, the company's' CloudFabric architecture enables enterprises to design, configure, control, integrate, manage and store any kind of data in the cloud. These multi-cloud capabilities encompass premises-based, public cloud, private cloud, SaaS, IoT and hybrid cloud configurations, delivered as subscription-based, software-defined services.

Cloud Platinum 'UltraFast technology'
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The Cloud Data Platform's products reduce cloud migration costs by up to 10X, and decrease implementation times 3-4X utilizing existing IT skills to design and configure robust hybrid-cloud solutions. Its patent-pending 'UltraFast' technology accelerates global data movement and storage access up to 20X faster than TCP/IP over high-latency, congested and dirty network conditions.

Enterprises are realizing that cloud migration of existing applications and data is more difficult than expected. High costs associated with redeveloping and redesigning applications, long project time frames and limited cloud-skilled DevOps personnel to carry out the cloud development work all combine to undermine successful cloud-centric digital transformation outcomes.

Cloud Data Platform addresses three challenges:

  • Migrating large amounts of data into the cloud, while keeping everything live in production

  • Capturing and managing the exponentially growing business data of all

  • Utilizing existing IT staff to design and configure instead of always redesigning for the cloud

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This hybrid cloud product line is composed of the firm's Cloud Essentials, Cloud Enterprise (formerly SoftNAS Cloud NAS) and Cloud Platinum. Each of the products is optimized to handle a specific set of data management needs and use cases, while operating across public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Cloud Platinum 'One-to-Many'
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"SoftNAS has raised the bar with the advent of their upcoming hybrid cloud data product lineup. Many of the advanced features will be available for SoftNAS customers to try out in beta release, with the 3.6 release of SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise product edition. Most impressive is the integration of Apache NiFi and a cloud native, hybrid cloud data product allowing customers to create their own data flows, processes and templates, effectively ingesting and transforming any type of data. Other impressive beta features are secure and easy data migration from on-premises systems to various cloud platforms at accelerated network speeds across WANs and the Internet. SoftNAS is making it much easier for businesses to take control over their data, no matter where it resides," said Arun Taneja, The Taneja Group.

Data growth is expected to reach over 163 zettabytes by 2025 according to IDC. (*)

"With so much growth, organizations are looking to the cloud as an elastic way to store and process their data, and increasingly in a multi-cloud environment. But customers often lack an integrated view across their storage resources and services. Building a unified view of data across a diverse set of IT platforms is a key need today, and addressing this will enable businesses to more effectively derive value from their data," stated Deepak Mohan, research director, public cloud infrastructure as a service, IDC.

The Cloud Platinum product is the centerpiece of the company's hybrid cloud strategy. It is a hybrid cloud data platform for moving business data, overcoming network latency issues among remote offices and factories globally, and managing numerous data types including IoT integration.

A preview of Cloud Platinum beta features is available. Existing customers that have upgraded to the Cloud version 3.6 can access the beta features from the firm's StorageCenter.

"SoftNAS speeds cloud adoption by simplifying Lift and Shift cloud migrations and accelerating bulk movement of any data to any cloud with its innovative UltraFast and FlexFiles technologies," said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO and founder, SoftNAS. "By turning hybrid cloud data integration into an ultra-fast, flexible and easy drag and drop configuration process, customers can design and configure instead of redesign and redevelop. And UltraFast flattens the Internet and WAN, making global data access and bulk movement possible at near LAN speeds. It's exciting to finally be delivering on our mission to be the fabric for business data in the cloud after years in the making. Our cloud fabric is real, it's 100% software based and ready to launch and try today for free."

(*) Source: Data Age 2025: The Evolution of Data to Life-Critical Don’t Focus on Big Data; Focus on the Data That’s Big, March 2017