Compare SoftNAS Products

With support for nearly 140 different virtual machine instance types and six different storage backends across AWS and Azure clouds and VMware vSphere, SoftNAS offers the most flexible and powerful cloud storage available today. Use the feature comparison below to help you select the best product for your use case.

SoftNAS® Developer Edition SoftNAS Cloud® Essentials SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise
STORAGE TYPE / CAPACITY
Backend Object Storage YES YES YES
Backend Block Storage YES NO YES
Minimum Capacity 250GB 1TB 1TB
Maximum Usable Storage Capacity 250GB 16PB 16PB
STRATEGIC FEATURES
SNAP HA® NO NO YES
SnapReplicate™ YES NO YES
DeltaSync® YES NO YES
Dual Controller HA NO Optional Add-on YES
SHARES / EXPORTS
CIFS/SMB File Sharing yes yes yes
NFS Exports yes yes yes
iSCSI LUNS, Targets and Initiators yes yes yes
Apple File Protocol (AFP) yes yes yes
FTP yes yes yes
CORE FEATURES
Inline Deduplication YES YES YES
SSD Read Cache Support YES NO YES
SSD Write Log Support YES NO YES
Active Directory Join YES YES YES
ObjectBacker™ YES YES YES
Maximum Disk Devices Supported Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum Storage Pools Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Writable SnapClone® Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Snapshots Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Scheduled Snapshot Management YES YES YES
RAM Memory Cache Capacity Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Error Detection and Correction YES YES YES
Thick Provisioned Volumes YES YES YES
Thin-Provisioned Volumes YES YES YES
Storage Pool Import YES YES YES
RAID 1 Mirroring YES YES YES
RAID 10 Stripe of Mirrors (good read/write performance) YES YES YES
RAID 5 (single parity) YES YES YES
RAID 6 (dual parity disks) YES YES YES
RAID 7 (triple parity disks) YES YES YES
Compression YES YES YES
Pool Scrub to Detect and Correct Errors YES YES YES
Online Drive Replacement with Spare YES YES YES
CIFS/SMB with Granular Access Controls YES YES YES
Web-Based Administration UI YES YES YES
PLATFORMS
AWS YES YES YES
Azure YES YES YES
VMware ESXi and vSphere YES YES YES
SUPPORT
Knowledge Base Access YES YES YES
Silver-level Phone Support Available YES YES YES
24x7 Gold-level Support Available NO YES YES
LICENSING
BYOL NO YES YES
Marketplace YES NO YES

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