SoftNAS™ is the cloud storage OS℠. The SoftNAS cloud storage operating system is adaptable to any cloud computing environment or software configuration, whether true cloud platforms, such as Amazon EC2, or private clouds running VMware® or Microsoft® Hyper-V®.
Administrators manage the software through a convenient web-based graphical user interface. In the world of storage solutions, SoftNAS is as close to plug-and-play as possible – just download, configure and go.
What We Do
SoftNAS™ is virtual storage management software delivered as storage-as-a-service, for business-critical computing – in public, private and hybrid clouds, as well as traditional premise-based virtual computing environments.
SoftNAS powers business-critical cloud computing and supports private cloud virtual computing, and enables customers to create pragmatic, affordable data management and disaster recovery solutions.
SoftNAS™ products are virtual storage management software solutions, delivered as storage-as-a-service for business-critical computing – in public, private and hybrid clouds like Amazon EC2, as well as traditional premise-based enterprise computing environments running VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
We provide businesses with the storage management capabilities required to deliver, manage and protect the company’s most critical business asset – its data.
Why We Do It
We developed SoftNAS to address the unmet needs of small to medium enterprises and small business customers, who need “Big NAS” capabilities, but who cannot afford the price premium commanded by the big brand vendors.
SoftNAS was developed by IT consultants and software technology executives with decades of experience in IT. After many years of working with VMware in production enterprise environments and experience with all varieties of NAS appliances from vendors like EMC, NetApp®, HP, Dell and Sun/Oracle, we learned some important lessons…
First, storage is the foundation of every virtual computing environment and the cornerstone of IT. When storage is reliable and performs well, applications running in virtual environments run equally well and deliver a great user experience.
Reliable, high-performance storage is a must-have for all businesses’ IT infrastructure. IT systems must be reliable, perform well and not go down – and often run 24 x 7 in many global transactional and Web environments.
Second, we recognized that the heart of storage is the NAS software. Disks, memory and CPU have become a commodity – the heart and soul of NAS is its software. So we have focused our efforts on providing enterprise-grade NAS software that works on standard virtualization foundations like VMware and cloud computing platforms.
Third, we recognized that virtual computing platforms like VMware and Amazon EC2 are the ideal platform for implementing storage software, due to their robustness, broad support and proven reliability.
Finally, we realized that it’s time for enterprise-grade storage management software to be made available to cloud computing customers, small-to-medium size corporations and government agencies, who have been unable to afford Big NAS appliances, as well as enterprises who can pay more, but who are simply tired of paying the extra vig for the Big NAS brand names.
That’s why we created SoftNAS virtual storage solutions.
Who We Are
SoftNAS, LLC is a privately-held company headquartered in Houston, Texas USA, with regional sales and service offices across the United States. SoftNAS, LLC was co-founded and is owned and operated by Rick Braddy, LLC and Network Partners, Inc. (NPI)
Network Partners was founded in 1998 by owner and President/CEO Bill Hood, and is an established IT services company and network technology leader, serving the U.S. national market with managed services, hosting, design implementation and project management. NPI management and technical staff is comprised of solution architects and engineers holding top certifications such as Cisco Silver, Microsoft MCP and VMware VCP. NPI is a CDW national service provider, providing solutions to network, server, and website problems throughout the USA.
Rick Braddy is former Chief Technology Officer of CITRIX Systems, CTO of Virtual-Q, a hosted virtual desktop company, and Group Architect with BMC Software throughout the 1990′s. Rick’s background in technology as a CTO, technology visionary, and software and IT solutions architect guides the SoftNAS team to develop and deliver its high-performance, high-quality NAS software.
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The SoftNAS Team