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

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