SoftNAS, a provider of software-defined NAS solutions that protect mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds, has announced participation in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. The company is collaborating with NetApp to provide a unique, software-based file services solution with SoftNAS Object Filer that runs on top of NetApp StorageGRID Webscale object storage for a unified file and object storage solution.
By integrating the SoftNAS and NetApp StorageGRID Webscale object storage solutions, customers would be able to leverage the unlimited scalability and cost advantages of object storage, making a unified storage solution easier to access.
This collaboration would provide increased scalability and durability for file services when used with low cost object storage–without additional storage hardware, application modification or changed workflows.
“As enterprises generate petabytes of data, business environments need instant integration between existing storage infrastructures and object storage,” said Rick Braddy, CEO and CTO of SoftNAS. “SoftNAS is software-based for immediate deployment, works across cloud platforms and protocols without sacrificing full enterprise NAS functionality.”
The combination of SoftNAS Object Filer for files services with NetApp StorageGRID Webscale object storage solutions would enable customers to leverage the power of expansive object storage while continuing to service the requirements of active file-based applications. Its cases include:
- General purpose file systems for one physical unified storage system
- Cloud migration from a public to a private cloud
- Video/media storage
- User file home directories
- Large amounts of unstructured data
- Grid federation for replicating to and from multiple clouds
SoftNAS works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink Cloud, VMware vSphere and vCloud Air.