HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoftNAS®, Inc., a cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud, announced SoftNAS Cloud Essentials version 3.7, optimized for Veeam Availability Suite, is available this month. SoftNAS also announced the achievement of Veeam Ready Archive status, verifying performance for full and synthetic full cloud-backup jobs using SoftNAS Cloud® Essentials. SoftNAS and Veeam customers now have access to cost-effective multi-cloud storage options, while simultaneously improving RTPO (recovery time and point objectives) for data archival, backup and storage jobs. This partnership underscores SoftNAS’ innovation as a truly cloud-native, 100% software-defined cloud data platform for enterprise control of any data, any cloud, anywhere.
Enterprises continue to struggle with managing vast amounts of data, including backups. Research conducted by The Taneja Group, found that 41 percent of planned public cloud workloads target backups1. Cloud backup is one of the fastest growing technologies being adopted. According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technology, 2017, “backup of data generated natively in public cloud is an emerging requirement as cloud providers only offer infrastructure high availability and disaster recovery, but are not responsible for application or user data loss.”2
SoftNAS Cloud Essentials with patent pending ObjFast™ technology accelerates object storage I/O performance to near the levels of native cloud block storage, but at a significantly lower cost. Enterprises can deploy SoftNAS Cloud Essentials flexibly, either on-premises or via public cloud providers to achieve superior TCO for secondary data: cloud backup, disaster recovery and cloud archive repositories.
“What’s really innovative is how this solution enables mounting a cloud-based NFS backup repository from on-premises, overcoming the usual performance gaps with slow cloud gateways and making Veeam synthetic full merges fly in the cloud. We are proud to be partnering with Veeam and delivering cutting-edge multi-cloud solutions that enable our customers to move more data to the cloud,” said Rick Braddy, CEO, CTO, and Founder of SoftNAS.
Veeam and SoftNAS enable customers to protect their cloud deployments and extend the benefits of on-premises storage to the public cloud. SoftNAS Cloud Essentials customers can leverage Veeam to create an always-on enterprise NAS that achieves near block storage performance using object storage.
“We welcome SoftNAS as a valued member of the Veeam Alliance Partner program. This membership means customers can take full advantage of SoftNAS Cloud software-defined cloud NAS filer capabilities via public clouds,” said Carey Stanton, VP Global Business and Corporate Development at Veeam Software. “By joining the Veeam Ready program in addition to the Veeam Alliance Partner program, SoftNAS is working with Veeam to develop technologies that can transform customers’ environments.”
Thousands of businesses including public, private, and global organizations, including many of the Fortune 2000, use SoftNAS Cloud to migrate business and SaaS applications to the cloud, consolidate file servers and for backup storage. A free 30-day trial version of SoftNAS Cloud is available for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and VMware.
“The public cloud destination for backup storage makes more sense than ever with off-site data protection being a best practice,” said John-Marc Clark, SoftNAS VP of Marketing. “We are thrilled to help Veeam formulate a cloud validation process for Veeam Ready Archive that leverages our extensive experience with AWS and Azure.”
“As a Veeam partner, Relus is seeing a surge in requests for ways to ensure Veeam backup copies can be done reliably, fast and cost effectively. We hear constantly that customers are overflowing with on-premises data and come to us to help move their on-prem VMware backups on Veeam safely offsite to AWS. SoftNAS Cloud Essentials and Veeam make it possible to backup SMB and enterprise-size secondary storage jobs leveraging Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This opens a host of application and cloud data migration and storage projects to AWS which also require professional services expertise,” said Mike Ostrowski, Senior Vice President Cloud Delivery, Relus Cloud.
Data growth is expected to reach over 163 zettabytes by 2025 according to analyst firm IDC.3 “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 data 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.
1 Source: Taneja Group, Multi-cloud Primary Storage Survey,
2 Source: Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2017,” Pushan Rinnen, John McArthur, 19 July 2017.
3 Source: IDC White Paper, sponsored by Seagate, Data Age 2025, April 2017.
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SoftNAS®, Inc. is a cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud. Our mission is to be the fabric for business data in the cloud. SoftNAS provides a software-centric architecture that enables frictionless data management and control of any data, any cloud, anywhere. The SoftNAS cloud data platform and CloudFabric™ architecture provide 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, web services, SQL, NoSQL, and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS provides the enterprise-class data security, protection, performance, and high-availability required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware vSphere®.