SoftNAS™ Helps The Street Successfully Move to AWS Virtual Private Cloud

   SoftNAS™ Helps The Street Successfully Move to AWS Virtual Private Cloud

#1 NAS in the Cloud Replaces Traditional Enterprise NAS Appliances

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2013

HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftNAS LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud
software company, today announces The Street, Inc., a leading financial news
and services company, founded by Jim Cramer and Martin Peretz, was able to
move out of its own data center and into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud
using SoftNAS™. Houston-based SoftNAS enables companies to move to the cloud
by delivering the same data protection and performance that businesses have
come to expect and depend on in their own datacenters.

"The NAS in the cloud eliminates the final barrier that's held businesses back
from full cloud adoption by properly protecting what is arguably the most
critical asset of every modern business – it's data," said Rick Braddy,
SoftNAS founder and managing partner. "We are excited to pave the way for
customers like The Street to complete the transition from costly in-house data
centers into the more affordable cloud."

Companies want to move some or all of their data and applications out of
traditional data centers and into the cloud to reduce costs and improve
business agility. The Street originally chose a popular clustered file system
to deploy on Amazon EC2, which according to an IT Consultant for The Street,
led to "nothing but disastrous issues." The Street suffered serious setbacks
which resulted in taking everything offline. The situation demanded a better
storage solution for AWS. The Street found SoftNAS and quickly installed and
configured it.

According to Stefan Chopin, CTO of The Street, "SoftNAS provides the
high-performance fault-tolerant file store we needed for Amazon EC2.
SnapReplicate™ is working great for real-time backups for DR to another
availability zone, and block replication scales and handles our millions of
files nicely. SoftNAS does everything we need." and the
company's other mission-critical websites and applications are now fully
operational in the cloud using AWS and SoftNAS.

About SoftNAS:

SoftNAS™ LLC, the #1 NAS in the Cloud is a privately held software company,
with headquarters in Houston, Texas. SoftNAS is the market leading NAS in the
cloud, delivering enterprise-grade network attached storage that runs both in
the cloud and on-premise as affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS). Visit for more information. For more details, The Street case study
is available at:

About The Street:

TheStreet, Inc. is the leading independent digital financial media company
providing business and financial news, investing ideas and analysis to
personal and institutional investors worldwide. The Company's portfolio of
business and personal finance brands includes: TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney
Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, MainStreet and
RateWatch. To learn more, visit


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