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SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage Manager Radically Simplifies the Usability of Open Source Ceph

London, UK – (May 26, 2020) – SoftIron Ltd., the leader in task specific data center appliances, announced today that it will, for the first time, be demonstrating its HyperDrive Management Tool V1.0 release which radically simplifies the deployment and management of Ceph – the leading open-source software defined storage platform. The demo will showcase SoftIron’s feature-rich management tool which abstracts away much of the complexity of working with Ceph, providing a powerful and simple interface for system administrators to remotely manage their HyperDrive storage clusters as an integrated software and hardware system. The DCD Tech Showcase will kick off in the North American region on June 2nd, and take place in EMEA and APAC regions in subsequent weeks.

“There’s a misconception that the hardware doesn’t matter in a software defined data center. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Ceph is the undeniable open source leader in software defined storage, but system administrators often struggle in maximizing its capabilities because of how complex it can be,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron. “Because, uniquely, we build task specific appliances optimized for Ceph, we can tackle that complexity challenge and engineer a truly enterprise class, integrated experience, ready to be easily deployed at scale, and with blistering performance.”

“SoftIron’s engineers are helping to rewrite the enterprise data center blueprint, solving the challenge of delivering open source based data center infrastructure at scale – whether in hybrid cloud or Edge deployments,” said Andrew Moloney, Vice President of Strategy. “The integration that we are able to achieve through our task-specific approach maximizes both the performance and usability of software-defined platforms like Ceph, delivering a package that is powerful and intuitive, while challenging the industry in simplicity, density, power consumption, and performance.”

HyperDrive Management Tool Key Features

During the showcase, SoftIron will demonstrate the sleek graphical user interface that replaces Ceph’s native command-line configuration and unique integration of hardware configuration and management of the HyperDrive storage appliances on which Ceph is deployed. The ease and simplicity that the HyperDrive Management Tool brings to administering Ceph based HyperDrive storage infrastructure delivers a true Enterprise class, yet still open source, experience.

Features to be demonstrated include:

  • The auto discovery wizard that powers, locates, and configures each appliance, enabling true out-of-the-box usability and enabling admins to set up a new cluster in minutes
  • Exact failed disc location and visualization
  • Ease of adding or removing appliances from the cluster
  • Ease of adding or removing storage pools
  • Ease of updating firmware
  • Search and filter to reveal the individual appliance task
  • Configuration lock-out to enable transparency and prevent multiple admin overlap
  • Factory reset function to restore appliance default settings
  • Secure provenance guarantee
  • SoftIron’s end-to-end support

SoftIron will be demonstrating the HyperDrive Management Tool during a series of DCD Tech Showcase webinars happening over the next several weeks, on the following days:

Building the Edge (May 27-28, 2020) – A global discussion on edge infrastructure & innovation
APAC Evolution (July 1-2, 2020) – The virtual conference focused on meeting capacity demand in APAC
Control and Automate (July 28, 2020) – The virtual conference on mission critical operations

If you can’t make it to the virtual conference and would like to see what HyperDrive Storage Manager can do for your data center, book a demo here.