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Freedom from complexity. Freedom from the mundane.
Freedom to help your organisation go faster.

Your organisation needs IT projects delivered faster and under tighter budget constraints. Application owners want a self-service experience, like they get with public cloud providers. Business leaders need IT costs kept in check and make sure data gets to the right places in the right ways. That’s near impossible to do if you’re buried in the day-to-day work of keeping server hardware maintained, patching operating systems, and weaving physical and logical technologies together to deliver IT services. Unfortunately, that’s how most clouds are built – separate hardware and software at each layer, separate vendors or open source projects, and lots of manual and usually poorly documented integration among them.

SoftIron has spent over a decade developing hardware and software that revolutionises the way you design and build a data centre infrastructure as a cloud of resource pools, at nearly any scale. Instead of manually tying together separate technologies and trying to keep them running consistently, we’ve designed a cloud where all of the components are aware of each other. Where the system is a self-managing whole instead of a bunch of separate parts that need to be tied together. Where the network becomes a critical part of eliminating time-consuming low-level work and life cycle activities across compute and storage instead of yet another set of endpoints and skills to manage.

 

An Innovative Technology Strategy

These aren’t commodity servers with software bolted on. All resource components are based on SoftIron’s innovative technology strategy and a consistent hardware architecture that ensures high performance and resilience. By eliminating points of failure in the backplane, providing granular control and transparency through the BMC and operating system, and using a unified set of peripherals and subassemblies, we are able to radically reduce maintenance, troubleshooting, and life cycle management activities. HyperCloud provides a functionally complete cloud, including the network, compute, storage, virtualisation, and secure multi-tenancy capabilities that enable you to give your users a self-service cloud experience

Intelligent Interconnect fabric

Cloud and Management Interconnects provide both a low-latency backplane connecting clustered cloud resources and a resilient and distributed control plane, which both keeps the resource nodes in a consistent state and orchestrates changes as users provision and manage self-service resources. In this way, HyperCloud does not become yet another set of networking systems to manage. Instead it integrates as a whole as an endpoint into the existing network and provides a completely self-contained cloud.

Stateless Resource Architecture

HyperCloud uses a stateless resource architecture, taking a play out of the hyperscale playbook. Instead of caring for and feeding individual compute and resource nodes, the control plane fully manages their provisioning, integration, life cycle management, and decommissioning as parts of a holistic cluster. The system re-organizes user services and data across the fabric to enable non-disruptive operations during updates, troubleshooting, hardware replacement or removal, and expansion. Instead of coordinating multiple domains of technology expertise for these events, they’re as simple as plugging in a few cables and pressing a button. Imagine how much time you could get back to invest in the business if you no longer needed to care about servers as individual components.

Grow your cloud into the shape and size you need it

Because HyperCloud is made up of discrete compute and storage building blocks, it can be scaled asymmetrically. That way you don’t have to overprovision one resource type just to get enough of another, improving your cloud’s efficiency as you grow it. HyperCloud compute nodes support a variety of configurations to support a variety of workloads within a single platform. A diverse portfolio of right-sized storage nodes support HDDs, SSDs, or NVMe media Balanced CPU and memory configurations help get the most out of your cloud, avoiding orphaned storage or wasted CPU cycles.