Introduces first patent pending Elastic HA and SNAP HA technology

Houston, TX (March 19, 2014) – SoftNAS, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, today launched the SoftNAS 2.1 upgrade for SoftNAS™ for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The upgrade delivers several unique features, including the only cross-zone high availability (HA) with the first patent-pending Elastic HA™ technology on AWS Marketplace of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS Cross-Zone HA provides failover across Amazon EC2 availability zones for NFS and CIFS to provide non-stop storage operation for mission-critical applications. Elastic HA utilizes an enhanced elastic IP address to deliver up to 99.999 percent reliability and seamless automatic failover within approximately 20 seconds.

SoftNAS supports high availability with its new SNAP HA™ add-on module, which allows easy HA cluster configuration in less than 2 minutes with just 3 mouse clicks.

Additionally, the 2.1 upgrade includes a cloud computing storage API and CLI, which makes SoftNAS easy to integrate with AWS CloudFormation templates, auto-scaling groups, and other automation systems used by DevOps teams for agile cloud deployment. SoftNAS is the only NAS on AWS that supports all regions, instance types (PVM & HVM), Amazon S3 as a Cloud Disk, and Elastic Block Storage (EBS). Furthermore, data remains under the control of the customer’s own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

“DevOps teams are looking to automate everything possible and fulfill the promise of the cloud. The API and CLI, as well as the CloudFormation templates, make SoftNAS the ideal storage component for DevOps use,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS CEO.

The upgrade also includes added support for NFSv4 Kerberos and LDAP Support, which enables multi-user security access rights to files and directories managed by the SoftNAS filer, and improved NFS and CIFS performance and throughput tuning for enhanced read and write caching to increase IOPS.

Pricing for the 2.1 upgrade will remain the same. SoftNAS starts as low as $0.02 per hour per instance and is available on an hourly basis on AWS Marketplace across all Amazon EC2 regions, for up to 20 TB per instance.

For SoftNAS customers, high availability and SNAP HA will automatically be included at no extra cost with use of two SoftNAS instances configured for high-availability.

About SoftNAS
SoftNAS™ LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, is a privately held software company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. SoftNAS is the market leading NAS on the AWS Marketplace, delivering enterprise-grade network-attached-storage that runs both in the cloud and on-premise, through popular cloud computing environments – VMware ESXi and Amazon EC2 – as affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS).