Moving on-premises applications to the cloud brings about critical data issues for information technology teams, such as performance, storage costs, and availability. Additionally, software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers must design applications to ensure data scalability while considering key requirements such as outages, hardware failures, segmentation, and service interruptions.
Partners like Buurst have built network-attached storage (NAS) tools to enhance Microsoft Azure, the global, industry-leading cloud platform. Stephen Spector, Head of Marketing at Buurst, describes how the modern, cloud-native Buurst SoftNAS addressed requirements for one customer:
Companies such as HighRadius, a financial tech enterprise SaaS application provider, requires 99.999 percent uptime for its global customers. Its advanced analytics technology running artificial intelligence (AI) services in Azure must be operational, as data streams are analyzed constantly and any service interruption would prevent the AI from fully processing potential critical data.
High availability was critical for HighRadius. Buurst SoftNAS delivered targeted data management features for availability, high performance, and scalability, with data from Buurst’s SoftNAS SNAP HA replicated across availability zones to provide just-in-case failover protection for HighRadius’ SaaS product.
SoftNAS also provides value-added data availability on Azure, like data deduplication across zones and cross-zone high availability with automatic failover. These services not only provide 99.999 percent uptime, but also are backed by Buurst’s no downtime guarantee.
“We have extensively tested replication across availability zones, failover and failback features of SoftNAS SNAP HA, and found all features worked with no problems," said Suresh Babu Marella, Senior Director of Cloud Infrastructure at HighRadius. "Fortunately, the SoftNAS NAS has run so well that we have never seen a failover while in production, but we are glad we have the peace of mind that high availability is there in case we need it.”
To learn more about SoftNAS on Azure, watch this video demo.