By Matt Blanchard, Principal Solutions Architect, SoftNAS
Periodically, we turn over control of the CenturyLink Cloud blog to members of our certified technology ecosystem to share how they leverage our platform to enable customer success. This week’s guest author from the Cloud Marketplace Provider Program is Matt Blanchard from SoftNAS, network attached storage.
In today’s fast moving, highly complex business world, customers need reliable IT subsystems with workloads that must be dependable, homogeneous and highly customizable. These stringent requirements are even more necessary when speaking about the critical data that is housed in vast arrays of disks at data centers around the world, posing problems like:
- Massive capital expenditures on storage platforms on a 3-to-5 year recurring basis.
- Upkeep and maintenance of proprietary hardware and software.
- Highly specialized and skilled workforce needed to manage and administer storage systems.
- Monolithic architecture that makes workloads difficult to move, copy, and migrate.
Customer needs require an easy-to-use, robust storage platform that offers full-featured NAS services in a fast, cloud-integrated architecture.
SoftNAS Cloud® solves this by offering hassle-free, full-featured network-attached storage (NAS) in CenturyLink Cloud. SoftNAS transforms the typical server inside CenturyLink Cloud, giving it the ability to extend past the 4.5 TB local storage limit by adding virtually unlimited Cloud Object storage (up to 14 PB)....