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SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage Manager is the first of its kind: a powerful, unified and intuitive system designed to radically simplify the management of your Ceph software and storage hardware.

While Ceph is undoubtedly the leading open-source, software-defined storage software on the market, it has traditionally challenged organizations due to its’ complexity. SoftIron built Storage Manager to address this challenge, as well as to deliver a system through which hardware and Ceph configuration could also be managed.

The end result is a simple, feature-rich management tool that reduces the overhead of Ceph software and storage hardware management.

All this is delivered via a sleek and intuitive online interface which is ideal for storage administrators or help desk personnel who are responsible for managing storage configuration or shares.

With SoftIron’s Storage Manager you can easily and confidently:

  • Simplify and centralize the management of HyperDrive and Ceph
  • Update, monitor, maintain HyperDrive nodes
  • Manage file shares SMB (CIFS) and NFS, object stores (S3), and block devices (iSCSI and RBD – RADOS block devices)
  • Remove the complexity of maintaining several hardware and software solutions
  • Gain visibility into Ceph storage health, current utilization and unified storage usage analysis

Models & Technical Specifications

HyperDrive HM11000

Storage Manager

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  • Networking

    2x NICs (10GbE, 25GbE)

  • Data resiliency

    Provided via redundant NICs

  • Key function

    Centralized management of Ceph cluster

  • Management

    1x 1GbE, IPMI

  • Power supply

    Redundancy Power
    (Dual Supplies)
    120v-240v 50Hz-60Hz

  • Typical power usage

    < 60 watts

  • Dimensions

    H 43.7 mm / 1.72 inches
    W 485 mm / 19.1 inches
    L 637 mm / 30.24 inches

  • Weight

    11.34 kg

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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 thanks to Ceph’s 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 component 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 a little Ceph expertise, our HyperSafe Ceph Support program is available to anyone running Ceph – not just those using HyperDrive.

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