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

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