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32x 4K inputs
600+ outputs
Compact 1U size
Low heat output
500W max draw


32x 4K inputs
Limited outputs
4U requirement
High heat output
32,000W draw

HyperCast transcoding at a glance


Radically compact 1U rack mount

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High I/O throughput at wire speed


Data storage of up to 56TB built in

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Reduces video file storage

Super compact form

The nearest competitor needs 64 x more space. This is not hyperbole, this is HyperCast. A super compact 1U high form factor. What used to fill three or four racks, now just needs a 1U vacancy. And it does not require space above and below for airflow, HyperCast is cooler by design.

Storage space built in

HyperCast has up to 56 TB of storage built in. You can specify SDD or HDD according to your intended use. If you need more join HyperCast with a HyperDrive for serious storage capacity, serving files at wire speed. There’s your new media center right there.

Incredible I/O capacity

The throughput capacity of HyperCast is stunning. 32 inputs at up to 4K resolution, live or file free. Streaming 600+ outputs on demand, using no more than a 500w draw.

Reduces video storage needs

Instead of storing a video file at every conceivable bitrate that may ever be requested, simply store a 4K file and transcode size and format on demand at wire speed.

Why SoftIron?

Task-specific engineering that delivers power efficient performance

HyperDrive has been designed from the ground up for full interoperability with Ceph. This, combined with a form factor designed to maximise cooling efficiency, means that single racks can be densely provisioned while remaining within power limits. Filling racks in this manner, and distributing data evenly with powerful replication methods, can offer dramatic cost savings compared to traditional enterprise solutions.

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Fully auditable secure provenance

Where other manufacturers opt to cut costs by outsourcing manufacture to third parties (and therefore passing on the supply chain risks to their customers) SoftIron takes the opposite approach.

SoftIron has in-house, full control over the design and manufacture of our products. Because of this, we can readily enable appliance integrity audits and system verification at a granular level by third parties.

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Simplify infrastructure management tasks at any scale

Skilled network and data engineers are difficult to find, and not all organisations can afford to hire one even when they’re available.

HyperDrive addresses critical skills shortages around data infrastructure management, by simplifying common data centre administration and maintenance tasks. By using SoftIron’s products, customers can conduct many previously complex data management tasks via the dashboard provided by the HyperDrive Storage Manager, and our patented “Ceph button”.

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Comprehensive, cost effective support options

SoftIron’s superior, end-to-end support and professional services are designed to help your team get the maximum value from your storage environment. Improve your time-to-value by making use of our factory configuration services, or take advantage of our hardware support tiers for L2 engineer access and periodic service reviews.

And if you need access to industry leading expertise, our HyperSafe Ceph Support program is available to anyone running Ceph – not just those using HyperDrive.

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