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Where other hardware manufacturers cut corners, we innovate

SoftIron’s approach to manufacturing data centre infrastructure has been different from the start. We have full control over the design and manufacture of our hardware platform, able to create efficiencies and offer unique security capabilities through our fully integrated approach. Optimised for selected open source software, our products reduce space and energy footprints while delivering extraordinary performance.


SoftIron creates superior appliances for scale-out data centers – private and public cloud, and enterprise scale facilities.

The appliances radically improve industry-standard performance on all critical metrics including: density, efficiency, capacity, speed and heat emission.

All design, firmware, and manufacturing is done in-house in Newark, California, under the strictest controls. Notably, SoftIron is the only manufacturer offering auditable provenance on every single appliance it supplies. This is the foundation stone of security.

SoftIron is a venture-backed company. Our investors are recognized visionaries in their fields and are committed to SoftIron as a long-term project. The core team has worked together over many 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 in the core categories of storage, transcoding and network switching evidence that this time-honed approach works well.

SoftIron’s foundation – the four pillars

Designed, not assembled

We design products from the ground up, not from generic hardware sub-assemblies and/or pre-compiled code. They are optimised for the specific task for which they are designed, and for the way that they will be manufactured.

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Secure provenance

We make transparent for audit our product design, hardware, software and realisation process, enabling customers to assert their own risk on deploying our products in their mission-critical infrastructure.

Learn about auditable secure provenance

Edge manufacturing

We build and optimise our manufacturing capabilities so that we can act globally when needed, but can manufacture and deliver complete products close to our customers. Wherever possible, shorten, make visible and more resilient both our and our customer’s supply chains.

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Globally distributed, locally embedded

We design our operations for the freedom to build out our teams in any location, in any function. By embedding these teams in the economies within which we operate, we strengthen our capacity for innovation, and we benefit our customers and the broader community that we serve.

See the benefits of our embedded approach

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