News Releases


SoftNAS Software-Defined Cloud Data Platform Delivers on Vision for High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Computing at Petabyte Scale

Houston, TX–SoftNAS®, Inc. today announced three new editions of its flagship Cloud Data Platform product line: SoftNAS Cloud® Essentials, SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise and SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum. The products make migrating to the cloud ultra-fast, flexible and cost effective and are tailored to meet specific solution use cases that address real-world problems including:

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Migrating and Hosting Business Application and User Data in the Cloud
Simplifying Complex, Global Internet of Things and Data Integration Projects

SoftNAS Breaks Through Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers By Delivering Enterprise Grade Block Storage Performance at Object Storage Prices

Houston, Texas – SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced the newest release of SoftNAS Cloud® NAS with up to 400 percent faster cloud object storage performance. Now customers can replace expensive, aging hardware-based storage and on-premises NAS, SAN and file servers with limitless, highly durable and highly available cloud object storage.

Talon and SoftNAS Partner to Provide Consolidated Global Cloud Storage for Enterprises and Distributed Branch Offices

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Talon, the leading provider of enterprise class file sharing solutions for distributed locations, today announced its strategic partnership with SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, to enable true global storage consolidation into the enterprise cloud. Talon FAST™ and SoftNAS Cloud® NAS provide joint customers with a central cloud-based storage namespace that is secure, highly resilient, and can grow on-demand, ensuring high performance global file locking, file access and sharing for all users across the global enterprise.

Sales Enablement and Readiness Company, Brainshark Chooses SoftNAS Cloud and Moves to Azure

Houston, Texas, April 19, 2017 – SoftNAS®, Inc., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced Brainshark, a sales enablement and readiness SaaS provider has selected SoftNAS Cloud® as it moves disaster recovery to the Azure cloud. The SoftNAS Cloud functionality solved Brainshark’s need for 100 TB of cloud NAS storage and offered a consumption pricing model, eliminating expenses of on-premises network-attached storage and storage area network appliances. Brainshark offers a comprehensive product portfolio for content authoring, formal training and sales coaching that forms the core of its sales readiness platform and helps organizations drive sales productivity.

IT Consultancy Trusts SoftNAS as it Migrates Mission-Critical Data to the Cloud

Houston, Texas – March 28, 2017 – SoftNAS®, Inc., the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced IT consultancy INTELLISoft N.V. has selected SoftNAS to migrate mission-critical data from its on-premises storage to the cloud. INTELLISoft was searching for a replacement to its physical network attached storage (NAS) to eliminate the high cost of license fees and maintenance. Based in Oranjestad on the Caribbean island of Aruba, INTELLISoft offers complete IT services and support for governmental agencies, construction companies, car dealerships, legal firms, private schools and a myriad of other businesses.

SoftNAS Assigned Cloud High-Availability Patent

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it was assigned patent 9,584,363 for Redundant Storage Solution. Organizations cannot tolerate storage and application downtime, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour in lost revenue. SoftNAS Cloud incorporates patented high availability storage management, so organizations can confidently migrate applications from on-premises storage to the public cloud with the high availability that is required for 24 x 7 x 365 mission-critical workloads and business applications. SoftNAS delivers on this promise by backing it up with its unique money-back No Storage Downtime Guarantee SLA.

SoftNAS Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

HOUSTON –January 25, 2017 –SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced its selection to the Red Herring Top 100 Global list of winners. The honor recognizes leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

MagHub Selects SoftNAS to Manage Shared Storage Environment

HOUSTON –November 14, 2016 – SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced MagHub has selected SoftNAS to deliver a common storage environment for its large data farm serving hundreds of customers. Commercialized in 2013, MagHub is a platform used by publishers around the world to operate a media business.

Move Petabytes to Microsoft Azure Without Re-Architecting Applications

SoftNAS® expands SoftNAS Cloud® and delivers its No Storage Downtime Guarantee™ for high-availability on Microsoft Azure October 17, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS® today announced the newest release of SoftNAS Cloud® that utilizes the wide spectrum of data stores available from the Microsoft Azure cloud platform ranging from high performance SSD-based to Azure Cool Blob storage. Azure customers using SoftNAS Cloud can now achieve both petabyte scale file storage and the best combination of cost, scale, data protection and high-availability (HA). Get PB scale file storage, best combo of cost, HA, & data protection for Azure with SoftNAS http://bit.ly/2egYLIb Tweet this Customers can move their large-scale workloads to Azure with confidence and free themselves of the expense and complexity of traditional on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) appliances. Azure provides customers the flexibility to tune capacity and performance as needs change. Customers desiring an operating expense (opex) model pay only for services used with the ability to scale to petabytes with SoftNAS Cloud. Using SoftNAS Cloud on Azure, customers preserve compatibility with file-based applications, freeing budget for use on other important digital modernization projects that offer high business value. Customers achieve greater security and control because SoftNAS Cloud allows easy HA with automatic failover and seamless data access. “Transitioning to cloud storage can be a challenge for enterprise customers, because many legacy applications aren’t designed to natively support object-based storage,” said Steven Hill, Senior Analyst, Storage with the 451 Group. “SoftNAS’ platform provides customers with familiar, file-based services using the Microsoft Azure object storage backend, offering the flexibility and economy of cloud storage...

SoftNAS Assigned Storage Synchronization Patent

SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it was assigned patent 9,378,262 B2 for synchronization in a storage solution. Synchronization and replication are critical elements for archive, backup, disaster recovery and business continuity as more organizations are moving corporate data out of their on-premises data centers and into the cloud.

SoftNAS Management Team Selects Former Senior Citrix Executive to Lead Product Development

HOUSTON –September 14, 2016 – SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced Citrix Systems, Inc. veteran and product development leader, Jeff Russo, joins the company as senior vice president, Products. Russo’s responsibilities include leading overall product operations, agile development and advanced R&D innovation for the SoftNAS Products group ensuring timely, high-quality product releases and delivering a great customer experience as SoftNAS continues to accelerate its growth and expansion.

Fast Growing Software-defined SoftNAS Attracts Technology, QA and Business Strategists

SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced three technology leaders have joined the company. Adam Marano serves as vice president, product management and advanced R&D, Allan Watty joins at senior director quality assurance and Jat Treadwell leads as director of support. SoftNAS, which is on a high growth trajectory, attracted this talent to enhance R&D and streamline support as the company continues to expand its global footprint.

SoftNAS Triples Growth as Software-Defined Storage Adoption Accelerates

HOUSTON–SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced 330% revenue growth and more than a 190% customer increase in 2015. Driven by the explosive, dispersed nature of data, customers need a protected and reliable hybrid cloud storage solution. The SoftNAS vision frees customers from scale limitations and hardware dependencies by performing on any IT environment, ensuring fluid data movement regardless of data type or data location.

SoftNAS Accelerates Data Movement for Geographically Dispersed Data

Media Alert: SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based network-attached storage (NAS) in the cloud, today announced SoftNAS® UltraFast™, an intelligent, self-tuning storage accelerator for the WAN and cloud. SoftNAS will demonstrate how UltraFast overcomes latency, congestion, poor QoS, and slow data replication across any geographic distance without changes to applications, networking or storage systems, during AWS re:Invent.

SoftNAS Delivers Ability to Manage Data Everywhere

HOUSTON – September 30, 2015 – SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced SoftNAS® CloudFabric™ and SoftNAS® UltraFast™, along with the SoftNAS® CloudFabric™ Architecture™, a complete enterprise data management platform and toolset designed to control, manage and accelerate movement of diverse data across geographically dispersed locations. SoftNAS offers a new software-based data migration, replication, and integration (DMRI) platform to efficiently ingest, migrate, replicate, manage, transform, share and control data more simply – achieving results 5-20 times faster than legacy methods without additional programming.

SoftNAS Expands Management Team as Part of Continued Growth Strategy

HOUSTON – September 24, 2015 – SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced Michael Richtberg, a 30 year veteran in IT transformation has joined SoftNAS as Vice President of Business Development. Richtberg will lead business development to enable new market segment expansion and will report directly to the President and COO.

Service Providers Pair File Services for Low Cost, Scalable Storage with an Enterprise Quality, Software-Based NAS

HOUSTON–SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced availability of SoftNAS for Service Providers, a multi-tenant NAS for service providers. SoftNAS for Service Providers delivers full NAS functionality, security and performance while enabling the use of inexpensive iSCSI and object storage to lower overall storage costs. Through consumption-based, metered licensing service providers pay only for storage used.

Businesses Worldwide Can Now Easily Store and Manage Unlimited Data Through SoftNAS On CenturyLink’s Cloud Marketplace

HOUSTON – Aug. 25, 2015 – SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based network-attached storage (NAS) in the cloud, today announced its participation in the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. With SoftNAS’ inclusion in the program, CenturyLink Cloud customers now have secure file sharing and storage capabilities on the CenturyLink Cloud platform.

SoftNAS Strengthens Executive Team for Robust Growth Strategy

HOUSTON–SoftNAS, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it has named current CFO and industry entrepreneur Mike Goodwin as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SoftNAS LLC. Goodwin joined the company in 2013 with a successful track record of more than 24 years of finance, strategy, startup and operational expertise. He will continue as CFO while also providing leadership to the sales and marketing teams.

SoftNAS Achieves Amazon Web Services Storage Competency

HOUSTON–SoftNAS, the # 1 Best-Selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it has joined an elite group within the Amazon Partner Network (APN) becoming a Storage Competency Partner for Primary File Storage/Cloud NAS Solutions. SoftNAS has proven the ability to provide rich file services and a comprehensive cloud NAS solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS), commonly extending on-premise storage. With its No Downtime Guarantee, SoftNAS offers a low-risk, reliable cloud NAS choice for AWS customers and is available on demand in all AWS regions, including North America, EMEA, APAC, Japan, and Latin America.

SoftNAS Attracts Next Series of Angel Funding

Funding supports robust growth of software defined cloud storage business June 23, 2015 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time   HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS, the # 1 Best-Selling NAS in the cloud, today announced a recent $5M funding round which brings the total funded amount to $6.4M since 2012. The funding was led by a group of angel investors based in Texas. Serving more than 500 customers, SoftNAS continues its capital efficient growth and continues executing on its vision to deliverpowerful enterprise-class storage products for public, private and hybrid clouds. Markets and Markets analysis forecasts the cloud storage opportunity to be $50 billion by 2019. “The real value SoftNAS is giving to hundreds of enterprise customers is the power to access and move large quantities of protected data to and from any cloud with no downtime or service interruptions” “Many organizations turn to cloud storage because incessant data growth is overwhelming their IT organization’s ability to build an on-premises storage infrastructure and secure the required budgets to administer them. Placing data in public cloud infrastructures becomes the catalyst for moving applications into cloud environments,” according to Gene Ruth and Arun Chandrasekaran, Gartner.1 “We have seen tremendous expansion and our software technology has been proven the past few years through a growing customer base on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, VMware and other platforms,” said Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “The real value SoftNAS is giving to hundreds of enterprise customers is the power to access and move large quantities of protected data to and from any cloud with no downtime or service interruptions,” added Braddy. SoftNAS was a 2015 Red Herring Top 100...

SoftNAS Wins Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

Cloud Storage Software Company Recognized as Innovative Business HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it was selected for the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award. SoftNAS joins the prestigious roster of technology companies who were selected from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies. “To be named as a Red Herring Top 100 winner means we are sharing company with so many successful businesses who have blazed innovative paths before us” “Over the years, our competition has steadily attracted more high performance, quality start-up companies making finalist and winning selections more and more challenging,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “The SoftNAS team presented solid results from an innovative vision already in motion, which differentiated their story and offering. We review so many companies for this award and believe this is a great platform to acknowledge best-in-class performers with promise.” “To be named as a Red Herring Top 100 winner means we are sharing company with so many successful businesses who have blazed innovative paths before us,” stated Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “With so much data to be managed across many industries, the multi-billion dollar cloud storage market is expanding at a rapid pace and SoftNAS is poised to give enterprises the power to safely manage, access and protect precious corporate data and applications as the cloud is adopted by mainstream business.” Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market. A review of the track record and...

SoftNAS Wins Datacentre ICT Cloud Storage Software Product of the Year Award

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it won the 2015 Datacentre ICT Cloud Storage Software Product of the Year Award. SoftNAS is recognized for its commitment to the uncompromising safety of business-critical data in the cloud. This award highlights the successful data storage and data protection provided to a company who required a better storage solution, an enterprise-grade Cloud NAS designed to handle millions of files of data. “Part of our brand promise is to help businesses protect and manage enterprise data, and the DCS Award is a validation of our product delivery” “Part of our brand promise is to help businesses protect and manage enterprise data, and the DCS Award is a validation of our product delivery,” commented Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “SoftNAS has experienced tremendous growth on the AWS platform and now expands its mission to include global file sharing and the hybrid cloud.” The DCS awards are designed to acknowledge product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data center industry. This year, the awards encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the data center market in Europe. Because Network Attached Storage (NAS) software packages are widely deployed by IT in traditional data center environments, NAS software is used for business-critical applications and data management in the AWS cloud. The award showcases SoftNAS, a powerful, full-featured NAS filer that offers nonstop storage and delivers 99.999% availability when deployed. Providing a hassle-free experience, SoftNAS performance and capacity is tuned to maximize IOPS and data throughput while...

SoftNAS Named Finalist for 2015 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS today announced the company is a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology companies from the North American business region. Founded in 2013, SoftNAS is the # 1 Best-Selling NAS in the cloud. “The short-list confirms the excellent foresight and strong innovations created by entrepreneurs in North America. By all measures, the remarkable group of companies comprising the Top 100 Short-list underlines the constant drive to innovate” Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and “scale ups” since 1995. Finalists are still evaluated individually from a large pool of hundreds of candidates based across North America. Twenty major criteria underlie the scoring and process which include, among others: the candidate company’s addressable market size, intellectual property and patents, financing, product, trailing revenues and management’s expertise. 2015 will be remembered as a special vintage. “The short-list confirms the excellent foresight and strong innovations created by entrepreneurs in North America. By all measures, the remarkable group of companies comprising the Top 100 Short-listunderlines the constant drive to innovate,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO, Red Herring. “The past few years have illustrated consistent growth and reach for SoftNAS as businesses in all types of industries embrace our cloud storage technology to manage and protect data in their enterprise,” said Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “We are very excited to be a finalist in the Red Herring Top 100, as being recognized with other industry leaders pushes us even more rapidly to ensure customers have access to the most robust and secure technology.” The...

First Citrix Fellow Appointed to Leading Cloud Storage Software Company Board of Advisors

SoftNAS Attracts Industry Innovator and Citrix Veteran Brad Pedersen HOUSTON, April 28, 2015 – Known as the No. 1 bestselling NAS in the cloud, SoftNAS ™ today announced industry veteran, Brad Pedersen, former Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix has joined the company’s board of advisors. “I was attracted to the SoftNAS board opportunity due to the impressive leadership position the company has already established in a rapidly expanding market,” said Pedersen. “My vision is to leverage the incredible success SoftNAS created with the public cloud and expand their network to connect more businesses to hybrid and private clouds.” Brad Pedersen is formerly a Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix and has more than 35 years of software development experience. Pedersen joined Citrix as its seventh employee and is a founding member of the software design and development team. Spending more than 25 years with Citrix, Pedersen’s impact on Citrix has been significant. He holds 37 issued US patents, including several on the design of the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol, which is now called HDX. Pedersen is also known as one of the original developers of Citrix WinFrame, which eventually became Microsoft Terminal Services and is now called Remote Desktop Services. Citrix took what remained of Pedersen’s initial design, which included the Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol, and created MetaFrame, which has now developed into two market leading enterprise products Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop. Considered the father of Citrix’s Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol, Brad has made important contributions to the technology industry. Pedersen is known for his 1994 design and architecture of the...

SoftNAS Named Datacentre ICT Cloud Storage Software Product of the Year Finalist

HOUSTON, April 21, 2015 – Known as the No. 1 bestselling NAS in the cloud, SoftNAS ™ today announced it has been named a finalist in the Datacentre ICT cloud storage software Product of the Year category by the DCS awards assessment panel. “There is no compromise for the safety and management ease of business-critical data in the cloud,” stated Rick Braddy, CEO of SoftNAS. “We are delighted to be a finalist and believe the growing SoftNAS success reflects our relentless focus on customer success.” The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data center arena. The awards recognize the achievements this year and encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the datacentre market in Europe. The awards ceremony will be held at Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on May 14, 2015. Finalists are encouraged to promote voting which open on March 23 and will close on April 23, 2015. Supporters can vote here: www.bit.ly/dcs-softnas   About SoftNAS SoftNAS™, LLC, is a leading storage software company that provides agile storage software that protects business-critical data across public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives organizations the power of data portability and access, providing enterprise-class NAS storage and file gateway capabilities required to safely and reliably operate IT systems and applications in the cloud. SoftNAS offers hassle-free storage and supports the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms, including Amazon AWS™, Microsoft® Azure™ and VMware® vSphere®.   Learn more: https://softnas.com/ Twitter: @SoftNAS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/softnas   For...

SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3 Simplifies Powerful Cloud Storage and Security

Latest Version Speeds Cloud Storage Capabilities and Data Transfer onto Amazon S3; Increases Backup and Archival Capabilities HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE, April 15, 2015)–SoftNAS, one of the bestselling NAS in the cloud, today announced availability of SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3. Created for cloud environments, SoftNAS provides cloud storage security and speeds backup and archival to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in comparison to previous SoftNAS Cloud versions, permitting users to experience performance speed as fast as that of primary data access. SoftNAS keeps customer data totally within the users control while in the cloud. “We’re pleased that customers are able to buy the latest SoftNAS offering in AWS Marketplace” Extending Security and Data Protection in Cloud Environments Because SoftNAS was created in the cloud and developed its software on industry standard open source technologies, SoftNAS Cloud Version 3.3 is hypervisor, platform, and hardware agnostic, which offers strong security and flexibility. SoftNAS can also front-end traditional storage solutions and storage area networks (SANs) for greater flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership. New features include: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cross-zone High-Availability for Private VPCs – SoftNAS offers high availability for Private VPCs with greater deployment flexibility and strong security across AWS Availability Zones. Automatic Drive Sparing – When a failure occurs automatic drive sparing is available using full RAID hot spare protection to rebuild a failed drive from a pre-allocated spare drive. “We’re pleased that customers are able to buy the latest SoftNAS offering in AWS Marketplace,” said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “AWS Marketplace makes it easier for our AWS customers to quickly access new levels...

SoftNAS™ Leads Amazon AWS® Marketplace with No Downtime Guarantee Customer Program

Carbon Media Group Experiences High Availability Performance and Continuous Uptime HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoftNAS, known as the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced a No Downtime Guarantee Program for SoftNAS customers running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The program guarantees a 99.999% uptime SLA (service level agreement) for SoftNAS Cloud software and storage services. SoftNAS customers on AWS will benefit from this protection when operating with production workloads within SoftNAS best practices. As one of numerous SoftNAS and AWS joint customers, Carbon Media Group, a leading producer of outdoor online content reaching 500 websites, continues to experience a robust return on investment. “Faced with a potential interruption, we were able to avoid any downtime or financial loss because SoftNAS performed flawlessly during the zone reboot process,” said Rick Christy, vice president and chief architect of Carbon Media Group. “We never went down. The solution paid for and justified itself.” “Very short recovery times and very high availability are becoming target service-level attributes for a growing number of enterprise applications in many organizations. In the evolution of digital business over the next three years, these attributes will transition from being highly desirable targets to absolutely must-have essentials. They will be essential contributors in meeting the challenges of sustaining brand loyalty and brand value, especially in a world in which changing providers can be as simple a task as switching apps,” said Roberta Witty, Vice President in Gartner Research, et al.1 Anxieties around data loss and downtime are a paramount IT concern, as a recent study on data protection by Vanson Bourne showed. Of surveyed enterprises, 64 percent experienced data loss...

SoftNAS Announces Shared Storage for Docker Apps and New Express Edition

Brings high-availability storage to Docker apps to optimize DevOps build/test cycles Houston, TX (November 11, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today introduced version 3.2 for SoftNAS Cloud, a full-featured, enterprise-grade NAS (Network Attached Storage) filer for private, public and hybrid clouds running on popular cloud computing platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere. SoftNAS also announced Express Edition, with a usable capacity up to 1 Terabyte (TB), as well as integration with Docker, an open platform, or container, where developers can build, ship and run distributed applications. SoftNAS Cloud for Docker provides persistent shared storage, as opposed to Docker’s native ephemeral storage, to the Docker container to ensure high-availability and scale-out clustering for DevOps professionals delivering Continuous Deployment/Integration and applications at scale. Previously, keeping the file system data for containers involved burdensome cloud-specific software or was limited to a single server with limited uptime and minimal capabilities. “With SoftNAS Cloud, now Docker apps can use highly-available, persistent shared storage on all major platforms,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS CEO. “SoftNAS is excited to extend its on-demand, agile storage capabilities to Docker to further optimize the DevOps development and QA test cycle.” Furthermore, SoftNAS’ built in snapshot and cloning capabilities work with Docker’s stored container output to streamline Continuous Deployment build/test/validate release cycles. The introduction of SoftNAS Cloud Express Edition’s 1 TB capacity license also brings greater value to the DevOps field and the small to medium business (SMB) market. Starting at $119 per month or $0.18 per hour, SoftNAS Cloud Express rounds out the SoftNAS product line, which features SoftNAS...

SoftNAS Introduces Enterprise-Grade NAS Filer for Microsoft Azure

Cloud NAS Filer Brings greater storage flexibility at reduced cost versus traditional NAS appliances   Houston, TX (October 28, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced SoftNAS Cloud for Microsoft Azure, a full-featured, enterprise-grade Cloud NAS (Network-Attached-Storage) filer that enables organizations of all sizes to leverage their existing Microsoft investments to deploy powerful storage capabilities on Microsoft Azure. Customers can use SoftNAS Cloud for Microsoft Azure for protection of mission-critical data and backup and disaster recovery to ensure business continuity. As a virtual NAS appliance, SoftNAS for Microsoft Azure eliminates expensive on-premise storage, unlike traditional legacy NAS appliances. Additionally, the hourly pricing model of the Azure Marketplace allows customers to scale-up or scale-down storage capacity based on need, without any high up-front costs. This freedom from datacenter hardware ownership, combined with pricing flexibility, has driven customer interest from industries that often face limited IT capital resources—ranging from DevOps teams, small-to-medium businesses, educational institutions, government organizations, media/publishing companies and SaaS vendors. Key features of SoftNAS Cloud for Microsoft Azure include:   Granular access control using Windows Access Control Lists (ACLs): Active Directory Integration Wizard provides simple, easy configuration of Active Directory in 7 mouse clicks. Efficient block replication for migration, DR and real-time backup: SnapReplicate™ provides versatile block-replication, which sends only changed data between two SoftNAS controllers, for near real-time backup and disaster recovery and site-to-site data transfers and migrations into the Azure cloud. No specialized storage training: With the intuitive StorageCenter™ administration GUI and easy set-up wizards, SoftNAS Cloud for Microsoft Azure can be downloaded and configured with a few mouse clicks, straight from...

SoftNAS Bolsters Management Team to Meet Growing Demand for Secure, Software-Defined Cloud Storage

Greg Pellegrino Senior Director of Product Management and Architecture; Bryon Thomas named VP of Marketing and Lisa Waldman named VP of Sales Houston, TX (Oct. 2, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced the addition of several storage industry veterans to its management team, including Greg Pellegrino as Senior Director of Product Management and Architecture, Bryon Thomas as Vice President of Marketing, and Lisa Waldman as Vice President of Sales.  The company expanded its team to meet increased demand from enterprises worldwide that want to securely and reliably operate mission-critical IT systems and applications in the public, private and hybrid clouds. “When it comes to IT infrastructure, enterprise IT departments are at a pivot point in the data center and increasingly turning to software-defined storage and cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service,” said SoftNAS CEO and founder Rick Braddy. “SoftNAS is trusted by hundreds of organizations to protect their business data in the cloud in a way that is both enterprise-strong and cloud-simple.  We look forward to seeing continued growth as companies adopt and embrace cloud storage due to its on-demand ease and economies of scale.” Pellegrino has 25 years of experience in several areas of computer technology and software systems, and has spent most of his career in various aspects of creating enterprise storage products.  He has a dozen granted patents, having made strong technical contributions in the evolution of enterprise storage, including design and architecture of early converged storage products.  Pellegrino previously served at Pivot 3, focused on the virtual desktop and video surveillance markets.  At SoftNAS, he will work with the product team to determine...

SoftNAS Showcases Software-Defined Storage Offerings at VMworld 2014, Ushering In New Era of Choice Without Compromise for Cloud Storage

For more information: media@softnas.com   Houston, TX (Aug. 22, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today it will be demonstrating the latest version of its SoftNAS Cloud/EnterpriseTM  product at VMworld 2014 next week in San Francisco, August 24-28 in booth #801. SoftNAS recently announced Version 3 of SoftNAS Cloud/EnterpriseTM which bolstered the product’s performance improvement by nearly 300 percent and included upgrades for ease-of-use and data protection. At the show, SoftNAS will be demonstrating its SoftNAS™ Cloud for VMware® product that allows VMware customers to leverage VMware platforms and tools to incorporate cloud storage, near real-time backup and disaster recovery capabilities. The product supports all VMware-compatible storage media and network hardware and is compatible with all private, public and hybrid cloud platforms. As part of the SoftNAS Cloud for VMware upgrade, SoftNAS now includes support for vCloud Hybrid Service and is the first and only NAS software product available for vCloud Hybrid Service. In addition, the offering includes support for Hybrid HA™ – a patent-pending technology that provides non-stop NAS storage between VMware datacenters and vCloud Hybrid Service. Additionally, SoftNAS will be providing demonstrations explaining: How to configure and set-up SnapReplicate™ through SoftNAS’ browser-based StorageCenter™ administrative system; Use of Hybrid HA™ for automatic failover and seamless HA storage across routed data centers and routed networks; How to backup data from VMware’s vSphere® Data Protection™ Advanced product (VDP) to vCloud Hybrid Service.   “Hundreds of organizations globally trust SoftNAS to offer a no-compromise safety net for mission-critical data in the cloud,” said CEO and founder Rick Braddy. “Our focus at VMworld is to show VMware administrators...

Growing Demand for Secure Cloud Storage Drives 50% Average Monthly Revenue Growth for SoftNAS in H1 of 2014

Provider of the Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud Adds Several Fortune 500 Customers, Releases Major Software Update and Announces Program for Managed Hosting Providers HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Aug 19, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced that it has achieved 50 percent average sustained revenue growth per month during the first half of 2014. The company has grown its customer base to nearly 250 enterprise organizations across 12 countries, including several Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, GE Oil and Gas, and Netflix. UBS AG surveyed 101 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe and found that more than half will gradually move some critical data to a public cloud; a third of respondents plan to move to a public cloud as quickly as possible. “The tectonic plates of the datacenter are shifting,” said Simon Robinson, research vice president, 451 Research. “While the adoption of cloud-based IT has been largely experimental to this point, the infrastructure and tools that enable cloud storage and infrastructure-as-a-service are maturing rapidly. Our research suggests that this is leading enterprises to increasingly turn to public, private and hybrid clouds for their mission-critical data and applications.” SoftNAS has seen increased customer demand from enterprises across multiple industry verticals, particularly those in data-intensive fields such as video production/editing/storage, publishing and government. In the first half of the year, companies including McGraw Hill, Purdue University, TheStreet.com, and the University of California Irvine have selected SoftNAS to protect their mission-critical data in the cloud. “The biggest fear that enterprises have today is to lose control of their data, and SoftNAS is uniquely able to offer a...

SoftNAS Helps VMware® Customers Extend IT Investments to Incorporate Powerful Cloud Storage, Backup and DR Capabilities

Major Upgrade to SoftNAS Cloud for VMware® Offers Flexibility, Choice With Support and Compatibility for All VMware-Compatible Hardware, Cloud Platforms HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Aug 19, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced upgrades to its SoftNAS™ Cloud for VMware® product that enables organizations of all sizes to leverage their existing investment in VMware platforms and tools and deploy powerful software-defined storage capabilities. VMware customers can use SoftNAS Cloud for VMware to manage primary and secondary storage for private clouds and service providers, and for hybrid clouds with backup, disaster recovery and business continuity. Also, SoftNAS has certified VMware’s vSphere® Data Protection™ Advanced product (VDP), enabling VMware admins to perform data backups, deduplication and replication both locally and to the cloud faster and more efficiently. SoftNAS Cloud for VMware supports all VMware-compatible storage media and network hardware and is compatible with all private, public and hybrid cloud platforms. This flexibility has driven customer interest from industries that often face limited IT capital resources — ranging from small-to-medium businesses, educational institutions, government entities, media/publishing companies and service providers. Specific features of SoftNAS Cloud for VMware include: VDP Backup Server support for high-performance on-site and off-site backup storage using any VMware server and storage combination, plus Amazon S3 for off-site cloud storage Hybrid HA™ Technology for Non-stop Cloud HA across Datacenters, with block replication, automatic failover and seamless HA storage across routed data centers and routed networks using VMware vSwitch network virtualization VMware Cloud Gateway to Amazon S3 provides near limitless, highly-durable object storage access via NFS, CIFS and iSCSI for archival, off-site mass storage and secure backups VSAN-based NAS Filer for Private Clouds leverages...

SoftNAS Announces 2.2 Upgrade for SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise

Offers unlimited storage up to 16 PB and introduces Enterprise edition Houston, TX (July 17, 2014) – SoftNAS, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced the SoftNAS 2.2 upgrade for SoftNAS Cloud™ running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware. The upgrade offers a simplified licensing model and introduces SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise™ to the SoftNAS product family. Currently, SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise boasts the same robust feature set as SoftNAS Cloud/Standard. SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise purely expands upon the existing SoftNAS Cloud’s 20 TB instance cap. SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise allows SoftNAS to offer support for up to 16 PB per instance on AWS Marketplace. “SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise is the answer to growing demand from SoftNAS customers for more storage capacity on AWS and other platforms,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS CEO and managing partner. “SoftNAS is thrilled to be able to deliver this capability to fulfill the needs of its Enterprise-level customers,” Braddy said. Previously, SoftNAS users on AWS who required more than 20 TB of usable storage had to Bring Their Own License (BYOL) to run SoftNAS Professional™ on AWS Marketplace. Now, SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise brings the convenience of on-demand SaaS pricing that is intrinsic to AWS Marketplace to customers who desire storage capacity over 20 TB. The advent of SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise necessitates the retirement of SoftNAS Professional; however, support will remain for existing SoftNAS Professional customers. SoftNAS Cloud for AWS starts at $0.18 per hour per instance and is available on both an hourly and annual basis. SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise for AWS starts at $0.315 per hour per instance. Both SoftNAS Cloud/Standard and SoftNAS Cloud/Enterprise support all instance types across all Amazon EC2 regions. SoftNAS Cloud...

Annual Pricing for SoftNAS Cloud on AWS is Now Available

SoftNAS™ Announces Annual Pricing on AWS® Provides discount for SoftNAS Cloud on Amazon EC2 Houston, TX (July 15, 2014) – SoftNAS™ today announced annual pricing for SoftNAS Cloud™ on AWS Marketplace, which provides a discount from the established hourly pricing structure for SoftNAS Cloud running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). “We’re thrilled that AWS Marketplace has added annual pricing so that SoftNAS can continue to deliver the same reliable functionality with more flexible pricing options to cater to the needs of our AWS customers,” said Mike Goodwin, SoftNAS GM and COO. Annual subscriptions are usually preferred by enterprise and government customers who allocate funds for their software expenses in advance and have already determined which product suits their long-term requirements. For customers who prefer to dynamically spin their storage use up or down as needed – such as in the case of the rapidly expanding DevOps field – an annual subscription to SoftNAS Cloud may be purchased to cover steady-state production workloads, while implementing hourly pricing to meet development and QA needs. SoftNAS has seen considerable growth since launching on AWS Marketplace in 2013, providing fast, reliable, and flexible data protection on the trusted Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). “We are excited to have SoftNAS offer their software with annual pricing on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With SoftNAS Cloud available on both hourly and annual pricing, customers can quickly launch new initiatives without large up-front costs, while taking advantage of material savings for steady-state, long-term workloads.” Visit AWS Marketplace for more information. About SoftNAS SoftNAS, LLC is a storage software...

SoftNAS Launches SoftNAS 2.1 Upgrade for SoftNAS Professional

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 Professional™ on VMware® ESXi. The upgrade delivers several unique features, including the first patent-pending Elastic HA™ and SNAP HA™ technology. Elastic HA utilizes an enhanced virtual 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. “With SNAP HA, premise-based customers running VMware can save up to 70 percent, using COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) servers and SSDs, compared to traditional proprietary NAS appliances, while saving additional money on training for their IT professionals,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS CEO. High availability and SNAP HA are not available for SoftNAS Essentials, a low-cost version ideal for high-density applications like video surveillance, film and video editing, and corporate A/V department needs, which necessitate lots of Serial ATA (SATA) storage without the more premium NAS features. Additionally, the 2.1 upgrade includes a cloud computing storage API and CLI, which makes SoftNAS easy to integrate with CloudFormation templates, auto-scaling groups, and other automation systems used by DevOps teams for agile cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. 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...

SoftNAS Launches SoftNAS 2.1 Upgrade for SoftNAS Cloud

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 Cloud™ 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 Cloud 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...

SoftNAS Releases First Cloud Computing Storage API and CLI for DevOps teams

SoftNAS has released the first cloud computing storage API and CLI for DevOps teams using Amazon’s EC2 and VMware platforms. SoftNAS adoption on cloud computing platforms, like Amazon Web Services’ EC2 platform, has been steadily accelerating through Q4 2013 and early here in 2014. One of the things we’re seeing more and more are DevOps organizations in larger companies adopting SoftNAS. As a result, more development shops are looking to incorporate SoftNAS into their entire DevOps process – from Development all the way through QA Test and into Production as a common storage platform. At the same time, DevOps is automating everything possible, including deployment of the IT infrastructure, to create truly “elastic” systems that expand to deal with demand on the fly during peak periods of traffic, then automatically contract down during non-business hours to minimize operating costs. This is the promise of the cloud – get as much capacity as you need, when you need it, and only pay for what you use. At the same time, the ability to quickly spin up a new QA test or development system makes agile development and testing more efficient and less labor-intensive. Given that shared storage is a key part of the IT infrastructure for cloud computing, a way to include SoftNAS in CloudFormation templates, Auto-scaling groups and other cloud computing automation systems is critical, especially for Amazon Web Services customers. To meet these demands of DevOps and cloud computing operators, SoftNAS has introduced the first cloud storage API and CLI for its flagship SoftNAS product line. The API provides access to the same robust storage administration and management functionality...

SoftNAS Unveils 24/7 High Availability Module

Patent-pending Elastic HA technology provides non-stop storage operation across EC2 availability zones Houston, TX (Nov. 12, 2013) – SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, has launched the SoftNAS 24/7 High Availability (HA) module featuring its patent-pending Elastic HA™ technology, which delivers continuous storage operation across Amazon EC2 availability zones, ensuring NAS clients connecting via NFS, iSCSI, and CIFS are uninterrupted and always available. The SoftNAS 24/7 HA module is the only cross-zone HA storage solution currently offered on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The 24/7 HA module, “ensures rapid failover in a few seconds, so there is virtually no storage downtime for mission-critical business or web applications,” said Rick Braddy, founder and managing partner. “The cross-zone availability eliminates the last hesitation businesses may have with full cloud NAS adoption,” Braddy continued. The module utilizes an active-active dual-controller design in which each instance mirrors itself to the other. In the event a controller fails, the remaining controller takes over all operations within seconds. Thus, the module requires two instances or virtual machines of either Professional or Cloud and is available as a software add-on. The module alone is priced at $995 per annual recurring license plus a one-time configuration fee of $1495. Installation and set-up is handled as a SoftNAS services engagement. The SoftNAS 24/7 HA module runs on VMware ESXi and on AWS in virtual private cloud (VPC). 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 in the cloud, delivering enterprise-grade network attached storage that runs both...

SoftNAS Announces Release of SoftNAS Cloud

Available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace, Native to Amazon Houston, TX (Nov. 11, 2013) – SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, has announced the official sale of SoftNAS Cloud™, available on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. SoftNAS Cloud carries all the same critical features as SoftNAS Professional, including cross-site mirroring, replication, failover, and continuous data protection; however, the two differ in pricing. SoftNAS cloud starts as low as $0.02 per hour per instance and is available only on an an hourly rate, dependent on instance type and Amazon EC2 region, of up to 20 TB per instance, whereas SoftNAS Professional is on a per TB basis with monthly, annual, and perpetual license options. A free micro-instance of SoftNAS Cloud is available on an introductory trial basis for up to 750 hours per month. “SoftNAS Cloud brings fast, reliable NAS with a simple administration interface directly to the AWS market,” said Rick Braddy, founder and managing partner. “With NAS in the cloud, businesses no longer need to hold back from full cloud adoption,” Braddy said. Additionally, SoftNAS Cloud must run on Amazon EC2 and requires the use of Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS). 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 in the cloud, delivering enterprise-grade network attached storage that runs both in the cloud and on-premise as affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS). Visit https://www.softnas.com/ for more information. Press is invited to request a formal reviewer’s guide and will receive personal assistance from a sales engineer to assist with the...

SoftNAS Announces SoftNAS 2 Upgrade with S3 Cloud Disk

Breaks Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barrier Houston, TX (Nov. 11, 2013) – SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, has launched the SoftNAS 2 upgrade to lead into AWS re:Invent, the largest gathering of developers from the Amazon Web Services community. Chief among the SoftNAS 2 features – including an upgrade to CentOS 6.4 and to the latest ZFS file system on Linux with additional Linux services – is the availability of the new SoftNAS Cloud Disk ™ with support for Amazon S3 as the first secure Internet block device, providing cost-effective, resilient mass cloud storage available for business-class storage. “Due to previous speed restrictions, the S3 storage has been widely used for backup storage, but with SoftNAS Cloud Disks, we can finally utilize the S3’s global availability and redundancy for live NAS and business storage use cases,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS founder and managing partner. Support is available for an unlimited number of S3 Cloud Disks, and each disk can be thin-provisioned up to four Petabytes, so customers may pay for space only as needed, bypassing high up-front costs. “This flexibility is great for businesses that have the need to manage and share Big Data results at a lower cost from anywhere on the Internet,” Braddy said. SoftNAS with S3 Cloud Disk storage is the price/performance leader for business-class storage in the AWS cloud. Moreover, S3 Cloud Disks can also be copied for long-term archive storage into AWS Glacier, and Cloud Disks benefit from all SoftNAS features for, “the best balance of local performance and NAS features, combined with off-site data storage redundancy,” Braddy said. The SoftNAS 2...

SoftNAS Announces Sale of SoftNAS Essentials

Houston, TX (Oct. 28, 2013) – SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud, has announced the official sale of SoftNAS Essentials™, a small office, home office (SOHO) version of its flagship SoftNAS Professional™ software. SoftNAS Essentials is available on a monthly, annual or perpetual basis with an entry price as low as $4.95 per month per terabyte. Designed for the branch office, department, small office, and home office (SOHO) file server market, SoftNAS Essentials, “strikes a balance between open source options that lack simple administration with consistent support and expensive enterprise-grade NAS hardware appliances,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS founder and managing partner. “Many customers find they don’t need all the enterprise-grade features – like cross-site mirroring, replication, failover, or continuous data protection – available in SoftNAS Professional but they still appreciate SoftNAS’ core features and simple administration interface,” Braddy said. SoftNAS Essentials also allows the use of existing hardware to quickly create powerful branch office and department storage servers, as well as storage servers for development, QA, A/V and other department teams that have historically been unable to justify purchase of high-quality NAS. Furthermore, SoftNAS Essentials provides a low-cost storage system to manage local backups of hundreds of terabytes, using inexpensive 4 TB disk drives with off-the-shelf servers. “With SoftNAS Essentials, IT now has an affordable option available to meet rapidly growing storage demands while staying within or below budget,” said Braddy. SoftNAS Essentials can easily be upgraded to SoftNAS Professional as businesses grow and need to scale. A price grid and feature comparison between SoftNAS Essentials and SoftNAS Professional can be found here: SoftNAS Pricing Plans. About SoftNAS...

SoftNAS Announces New Volume Pricing

Results in a significant price drop and price-protects existing customers Houston, TX (October 18, 2013) – SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud software company, updated its uniform pricing to scalable pricing for volume discounts. In many cases, the price has dropped significantly. The new pricing reflects current market rates and allows SoftNAS to remain competitively priced from as low as $4.95 per month per terabyte. “The new pricing model ensures that we are combining the most cost effective and flexible pricing with the rich functionality and premium features that SoftNAS is committed to delivering,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS founder and managing partner. SoftNAS pricing is now much more competitive and can be found at the pricing and plans page at: SoftNAS Pricing Plans “If we use 16 terabytes as an example, industry prices range from free (open source) up to $32,000. SoftNAS ranges from $1,584 to $4,720 (depending on which edition) for a similar perpetual license, size and features,” Braddy said. SoftNAS will automatically price protect clients with standing monthly contracts, so that current customers will also benefit from the pricing changes. The scalable pricing, combined with SoftNAS’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription model, creates elastic pricing options and puts SoftNAS in alignment with industry predictions of SaaS and public cloud services market growth. According to a forecast from Gartner, a technology research firm, the public cloud services market is expected to grow 18.5 percent in 2013 to total $131 billion globally. The SaaS cloud market sub-segment is the third largest sub-segment, comprising 14.7 percent of the market in 2012. About SoftNAS SoftNAS™ LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud,...