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HyperDrive Storage Monitor provides resilient cluster quorum management for your HyperDrive Ceph cluster. Scale with just the right balance of resources and redundancy, manage authentication to Ceph, and keep track of cluster changes to ensure accurate visibility on cluster states for scalable management.

The foundation of cluster operations

  • Ceph monitor daemons (‘mons’) are essential not just for monitoring the health of your cluster, but also act as arbiters of cluster authentication and traffic, and your cluster map
  • Mons play a fundamental role in enabling scale without bottlenecks
  • Ceph clusters should always feature at least three mons, each on their own node

Monitor key features

  • Streamlined, task-specific hardware designed to support one Ceph monitor daemon per node
  • Low power and compute resource consumption
  • Increase the resilience of your cluster monitoring and authentication processes by spreading three or more nodes across multiple racks

Models & Technical Specifications

HyperDrive HD11000

Storage Monitor

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  • Networking

    10GbE RJ45, 10GbE SFP+, 25GbE SFP28

  • Data resiliency

    Provided via redundant NICs

  • Key function

    Maintains cluster state and manages client authentication

  • Management

    1x 1GbE, IPMI,
    HyperDrive Manager

  • Power supply

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

  • Typical power usage

    < 80 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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