What do these powerful brands all have in common?
They’re all using SoftNAS.
Many of our customers tried their own cloud-native storage solutions or used on-premises solutions that were ported to the cloud, only to quickly realize they were difficult to implement and did not provide the cost or performance needed. Traditional storage solutions just want to sell more storage, driving companies down a slow, expensive path, resulting in a solution that doesn’t scale easily and is unable to take advantage of the capabilities and tools offered on the cloud. So why not learn from their mistakes? Skip the fail step by jumping right to the successful solution that helps you manage and control your data on the cloud, without the hefty price tag. SoftNAS offers NAS-like tools that support your highest-performing, data-intensive applications while helping you manage costs on the cloud.
So how does SoftNAS provide high performance without a high cost?
Automatic dynamic storage tiering applies data aging and access policies to data, moving aging data from high-performance block storage to less expensive, lower performance storage –saving you up to 67% in cloud storage costs. Unlike file-based tiering models, SoftNAS SmartTiers is block-based, meaning the portions of large files that are regularly accessed remain in high-performance storage tiers, while irregularly accessed portions are moved to lower performance tiers for better cost savings.
Deduplication and compression
SoftNAS doesn’t stop at storage tiering to keep your costs low. Inline data deduplication and compression greatly reduce your storage footprint, therefore reducing the amount of storage you have to procure. SoftNAS’s data deduplication compares your application files block by block to find and eliminate redundancies. On top of deduplication, data compression capabilities will reduce the size of your data by an additional 50-75%. With these drastic drops in storage needs, it’s not difficult to see why so many organizations are looking at SoftNAS to manage cloud costs for their high performing application data.
CapEx for OpEx
Perhaps one of the more obvious ways that SoftNAS manages your costs is by enabling you to make the shift from CapEx to OpEx. Netflix couldn’t operate at their current scale if they were strictly managing their data on-premises –the costs would be astronomical, and maintenance would be unfathomable. Procuring on-premises storage doesn’t stop at purchasing another piece of hardware. It means you’re buying hardware, a secondary data center, and paying for the electricity, manpower, and security to manage that hardware. The list goes on. SoftNAS eliminates the need to purchase hardware by making the transition to the cloud fast, easy, and possible. If it worked for Netflix, why can’t it work for you?