A company forged from the pressures of the ocean rises to meet the challenges of modern data center infrastructure.

At the bottom of the ocean, high performance, low power, ultra-dependable tools are non-negotiable. ‘Mission critical’ really means something when others’ lives are at stake. This high-pressure environment fostered a rigorous approach to design and manufacture with unwaveringly high standards.

Meet the team

Get to know the team

Like life itself, SoftIron’s origins are in the ocean

After more than a decade of developing a deep understanding of specialization and customization through engineering harsh-environment computing products, SoftIron was established by Norman Fraser, Phil Straw and Mark Chen in 2012.

Unlike the first fish that transitioned to living on land, our founders already knew exactly what they wanted next: create an undeniably superior, custom-designed, end-to-end data infrastructure platform that’s accessible, easy to manage, and free of the obstacles of the past.

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          ocean close to some coral.
A person wearing a blue shirt
          holding a circuit board.

Specialization fosters performance breakthroughs

SoftIron’s approach to design and manufacturing has been different from the start. We have full control over the design and manufacture of our products and our unique, integrated approach results in new benchmarks for control, performance, efficiency and security.

Optimized to transform IT infrastructure, HyperCloud reduces hardware space and energy footprints while delivering extraordinary performance and enterprise-class ease of use.

All design, firmware, and manufacturing are done in-house, under the strictest controls. Notably, SoftIron is the only manufacturer offering auditable provenance on its solutions, the foundation stone of security.

Awards & accolades

CRN Channel Chiefs – Phil Crocker named 2024 Channel Chief

CRN Channel Chiefs – Phil Crocker named 2024 Channel Chief

Feb 5, 2024

CRN Channel Chiefs – Phil Crocker named 2023 Channel Chief

CRN Channel Chiefs – Phil Crocker named 2023 Channel Chief

Feb 1, 2023

CRN Cloud 100 – SoftIron named in the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Companies 2023

CRN Cloud 100 – SoftIron named in the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Companies 2023

Jan 30, 2023

SoftIron wins “Cloud Disruptor of the Year” in the Cloud Awards

SoftIron wins “Cloud Disruptor of the Year” in the Cloud Awards

Jan 1, 2023

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Technology alliance partners

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SoftIron works with a select group of technology partners under our alliance program where we can add value for customers by way of collaboration and/or testing of our combined technologies.

A proven method

SoftIron is a venture-backed company. Our investors are recognized visionaries in their fields and are committed to SoftIron’s long-term vision. Many of the team have previously worked together over the years, creating many successful IT projects. This shared history has fostered a culture that is dynamic, collegiate and rigorous in equal measure. SoftIron’s design and manufacturing breakthroughs evidence that this time-honed approach works well.

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