SoftNAS: Virtual & Cloud Storage Podcast with Rick Braddy – Episode 165
In episode 165, Douglas Brown interviews Rick Braddy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at SoftNAS. Rick and Douglas discuss the NEW SoftNAS virtual storage solution.
SoftNAS makes high-performance, business-class storage available as a virtual appliance (i.e., a virtual machine), leveraging industry-standard virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Unlike traditional, proprietary Big Data NAS appliances, SoftNAS runs on commercial, off-the-shelf server hardware – the same hardware IT shops use to run VMware and Microsoft Windows Servers today.
Compared to Big Data alternatives, SoftNAS is 80% less expensive to acquire and deploy, and saves a company 65% over a 5-year period on total cost of ownership (TCO).
We provide the business-class storage features and capabilities IT has come to expect, plus a powerful, intuitive web-based administration interface which makes it easy for most anyone to manage storage.
SoftNAS makes powerful, complex storage technologies simple, reliable and affordable.
Storage is the Foundation of IT. SoftNAS is affordable, business-class storage management software for the cloud computing and virtualization platforms businesses and government agencies use today.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.softnas.com
About Rick Braddy – Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Rick Braddy is an innovator, leader and visionary with more than 30 years of technology experience and a proven track record of taking on business and technology challenges and making high-stakes decisions.
Rick is responsible for SoftNAS business and technology strategy, product development and e-commerce infrastructure. Rick also oversees online marketing, lead-generation and product launch strategy for the company.
Rick is a serial entrepreneur and former CTO of Virtual-Q, a hosted virtual desktop company, former Chief Technology Officer of the CITRIX Systems XenApp and XenDesktop group, and former Group Architect with BMC Software.
During his 6 years with CITRIX, Rick led the product management, architecture, business and technology strategy teams that helped the company grow from a $425 million, single product company into a leading, diversified global enterprise software company with more than $1 billion in annual revenues.
Rick is a United States Air Force veteran, with military experience in top-secret, cryptographic voice and data systems at NORAD / Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
Today, Rick’s experience as a seasoned CTO, technology visionary, software and IT solutions architect guides the SoftNAS team to develop and deliver its high-performance, quality NAS software-as-a-service products and solutions.