SoftNAS Triples Growth as Software-Defined Storage Adoption Accelerates

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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.

“Selecting SoftNAS has enabled us to expand our storage to the cloud, giving us greater flexibility, agility and resiliency. We are shifting more of our processes to the cloud and are quickly able to provision and manage storage. In addition, we do not have to deal with storage limitations and downtime which has contributed to a hassle-free experience,” stated Keith Son, Director of Infrastructure, iNDEMAND.

“Software-defined architectures have disrupted the way storage is consumed. Enterprise IT requires freedom of choice, and they are choosing new pay as you grow models enabled by software that were previously unavailable with classic infrastructure,” said Joe Arnold, Founder and CPO of SwiftStack. “Workloads will continue to require flexibility, and collaborating with software-defined storage companies like SoftNAS gives Enterprise IT organizations the option to blend the best technologies available to scale their data as they scale their business.”

“With millions of companies worldwide managing critical data, our sole focus is making cloud storage easy, protected and accessible,” said Michael Goodwin, President, CFO and COO of SoftNAS. “We deliver greater agility and flexibility for IT regardless of the cloud platform selected so any business can successfully implement a hybrid cloud strategy.”

SoftNAS, which first launched its NAS virtual appliance software in 2013, offers automated, easy to deploy, seamless migration with unprecedented flexibility and integration of file services in and off the cloud. SoftNAS addresses data intensive use cases such as primary cloud storage, archiving, backups, snapshots, replication, high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity.

“The economics and availability of cloud-based storage makes it appealing for businesses to integrate cloud offerings into their storage strategies,” commented Amita Potnis, Research Manager, Storage, IDC. “Technologies like SoftNAS are appealing because they enable businesses to bridge between the ‘old and new’ by leveraging existing storage infrastructure and adopting cloud-based storage.”

Recent Industry Achievements

  • Storage Newsletter named SoftNAS, number 3 on the Top Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2015
  • CRN named SoftNAS as one of the 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of The 2016 Cloud 100
  • SoftNAS had three products reach the 2nd Watch quarterly top 5 AWS best-selling products list
  • SoftNAS won the 2015 Datacentre ICT Cloud Storage Software Product of the Year Award
  • SoftNAS received Red Herring’s Top 100 North America Award
  • SoftNAS was recognized at VMworld 2015 as an “Eye-catching cloud” NAS
  • SoftNAS was named to Hottest Products List by Network World at AWS re:Invent 2015

Technology Partners

SoftNAS continues to attract leading technology partners including Amazon Web Services™, Avnet, CenturyLink®, Faction®, Microsoft®, NetApp®, SwiftStack and VMware®.

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