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    What I like about it is that I can work on it from any computer or any device. The initial setup is very simple. The setup wizard is really helpful.
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    The solution is free and open-source. That said, if you have hardware failures, then there's the cost of replacing it. That's the only cost. In my case, when I was finding the discs were failing too… more »
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    The one thing that I find difficult to do which is very time-consuming is that I like to have a backup of the important files. However, they're so big. I haven't really found documentation that… more »
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    SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise
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    SoftNAS Cloud NAS is a software-defined, full-featured enterprise cloud NAS filer for primary data storage that enables existing applications securely migrate to the cloud without re-engineering. With enterprise-class NAS features like: high-availability, deduplication, compression, thin-provisioning, snapshots, replication, cloning, encryption (at rest and in transit), LDAP and Active Directory integration, and support for NFS, CIFS, iSCSI or AFP storage protocols, SoftNAS Cloud NAS protects mission-critical and primary, active/hot data.

    FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Boeing, Nike, Coca Cola, Hearst, Ndemand, Carbon Media Group, Atypon, The Street, MagHub, CenturyLink, InfoSys
    Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Educational Organization10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Buurst SoftNAS is ranked 16th in NAS while FreeNAS is ranked 6th in NAS with 3 reviews. Buurst SoftNAS is rated 0.0, while FreeNAS is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Easy to implement and has a good setup wizard but needs better documentation". Buurst SoftNAS is most compared with Qumulo, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, NetApp Private Storage and Hitachi NAS, whereas FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NetApp FAS Series, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), NETGEAR ReadyNAS and IBM FlashSystem.

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