The primary consideration for determining which SoftNAS AMI is right for you is usage. Each version of SoftNAS provides an enterprise-class, full-featured cloud NAS filer. However, the amount of storage supported is dependent on the version/license selected.
In the AWS Marketplace, you are provided with the following options:
SoftNAS - SoftNAS is a software-defined, full-featured enterprise cloud NAS filer for primary data using either block, object or both types of storage. It provides an integrated global cloud data platform, combining a software-defined enterprise-class NAS virtual storage appliance, backups and data movement; and data integration/replication for IT to manage and control data centrally. Customers save time and money while increasing efficiency.
SoftNAS BYOL - Buurst does offer unlimited licenses for larger storage requirements, but these require the purchase of a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) version by contacting the SoftNAS’ sales team.
Type SoftNAS in the search bar, and perform the search.
Select the desired AMI from the list presented, based on the guidance provided at the top of this page.
Once your selection is made, clickContinue to Subscribe.
Next, configure the software.
Keep the default Fulfillment Option 64-bit AMI selection.
Select the latest version. This should be the default selection.
Select the region you wish your instance to reside in.
ClickContinue to Launchonce your selections are made.
SelectLaunch through EC2 (NOTLaunch from website) and clickLaunch.
Upon clicking Launch, you will be taken to step 2 of the Launch Instance Wizard, choosing an instance type (size). The creation and initial configuration of your instance is continued inAWS Getting Started - Creating Your Instances.