On-Premises NAS to Cloud NAS Migration

Software-defined Cloud NAS solution for legacy storage migrations

On-premises to cloud NAS migration architecture

Businesses looking to replace on-premises NAS systems so they can migrate to the cloud (i.e. lift and shift) require flexible shared storage options with enterprise-class NAS features. SoftNAS Cloud® NAS is a software-defined, enterprise-class cloud NAS filer delivered as a virtual appliance for public cloud platforms. SoftNAS supports multiple storage protocols including NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI, and AFP. With Active Directory and LDAP integration, SoftNAS Cloud runs in the AWS, Microsoft Azure, and CenturyLink Cloud public cloud platforms. A wide range of storage options are supported including SSD, SSD/HDD hybrid, object storage, or JBODs.

Benefits

No Storage Downtime Guarantee

With the No Storage Downtime Guarantee, SoftNAS Cloud delivers a 99.999% reliable storage uptime service-level agreement with a money back guarantee. Learn more.

End Maintenance Renewal Contracts

Expensive maintenance renewals are an outdated convention. Apply your existing maintenance budget to SoftNAS Cloud and a public cloud platform to lower your overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for your cloud migration.

No Application or Workflow Modification

Your legacy applications transfer seamlessly to the cloud. With support for NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI and Apple File Protocol, SoftNAS Cloud lets you use inexpensive object storage with your legacy applications easily without any application modifications.

Scale Capacity as Needed

You are charged only for actual storage capacity you used, so there’s no high up-front investment and scaling up or down is easy and painless. 

Hardware Neutral

Hardware neutral, so it can run in existing datacenters and on commodity components, reducing the capital expenditure (capex) burden of expensive legacy hardware.

Platform Neutral

Platform neutral. Any object storage provider can connect to SoftNAS Cloud, providing file services. SoftNAS Cloud also natively supports storage on AWS, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink Cloud and VMware vSphere. 

Rapid Deployment

Quick to deploy, dramatically reducing deployment times and increasing time-to-value.

Full-Featured, Enterprise-Class NAS

Delivers the full set of traditional NAS features for data efficiency, lifecycle management, and data safety, including compression and deduplication, storage snapshots and writable clones, and thin-provisioning, and encryption at rest and in flight.

On-premises to cloud NAS migration architecture

Use Cases

On-Premises to Cloud Backup

With patented SoftNAS SnapReplicate™, easily replicate and backup your data from your VMware datacenter to the AWS, Microsoft Azure or CenturyLink Cloud public clouds. Eliminate physical backup tape required by business compliance and archive data in inexpensive S3 object storage or send to cold storage like AWS Glacier for long-term storage.

Extend the Life of Your Servers Existing Storage Hardware

It’s no secret the maintenance renewal costs for on-premises datacenters are just as much, if not more, than replacing your entire datacenter infrastructure. With hardware neutral SoftNAS Cloud, extend the life your existing storage resources and maximize your budget. Use SoftNAS Cloud to provide a rich enterprise class set of features and leverage your existing hardware for the data store.

Cross-Cloud Data Migration

Server migrations can be complex, time consuming and error prone. SoftNAS Cloud seamlessly replicates data across AWS, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink Cloud and VMware vSphere for easy cross-cloud data migration. Your data stays free to migrate, never locked down.


Resources

On-Premises NAS to Cloud NAS Migration

Solution Brief: On-Premises NAS to Cloud NAS Migration (PDF)

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