Businesses rely on SoftNAS Cloud NAS for accessing and protecting massive amounts of data in the cloud

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CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SoftNAS to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list also serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

SoftNAS was chosen as an Emerging Vendor for its software-defined NAS solutions which protect critical data through any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink Cloud and VMware vSphere and vCloud Air environments. Last year the company added object storage services in addition to closing a $5 million funding round. SoftNAS was recognized by CRN as one of the 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of the 2016 Cloud 100.  

“The select group of companies on our Emerging Vendors list have already made a name for themselves in their short time in the IT community, introducing leading-edge technologies with the potential to transform their segments of the IT market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These tech suppliers are quickly making their mark on the industry and are the ones solution providers should watch in 2016.”

“SoftNAS is 100 percent focused on protecting and managing enterprise data in the cloud. We are proud to receive this recognition as an Emerging Vendor by CRN,” said Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “We look forward to focus on keeping business data accessible more companies use critical data in the cloud.”

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About SoftNAS

SoftNAS®, Inc. is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions and protects mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and 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™, Microsoft® Azure™, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.

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