SoftNAS® Developer edition is the easiest and fastest way to test SoftNAS Cloud for non-production deployments. Use a single node of SoftNAS Cloud free forever, up to 250 GB (gigabytes). Azure infrastructure and underlying storage charges still apply. SoftNAS Cloud is a software-defined, full-featured enterprise cloud NAS filer for primary data using either block (Standard or Premium Disk), object (Hot, Cool or Cold Blob), or a combination of both types of storage. SoftNAS Cloud protects mission-critical data and enables existing applications to safely and easily migrate to the Azure cloud without re-engineering - with dedicated and predictably high performance.
SoftNAS Developer Edition level workloads are suited for DevOps, Administrators, Architects and other team members looking to learn more about SoftNAS without incurring the higher costs of full production-level instances. SoftNAS Developer Edition is not suitable for performance targeted Proof of Concepts (PoC) or production environments. High-availability and SNAP HA® are not supported.
There is no charge for SoftNAS Developer Edition software, but users may be charged for the Azure VM and related costs.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:NFS, CIFS, AFP and iSCSI support with POSIX-compliant file access, 360-degree Encryption (at rest and in transit) with customer controlled encryption keys, snapshots and recovery, Active Directory integration, compression, in-line deduplication, and thin-provisioning. Other features are available for use on the paid SoftNAS Cloud product editions.
SoftNAS strongly recommends the instance size guidelines outlined in the SoftNAS Instance Size Guide.
Larger VM options are available but will incur unnecessary expenses incommensurate with SoftNAS Developer Edition performance..
Go beyond SoftNAS Developer Edition and use all the enterprise-class NAS features of SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise in your own pilot environment. No credit card required. Cloud infrastructure and underlying storage fees still apply.
U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,378,262; 9,584,363. Other patents pending.