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SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage Router is a highly intelligent services gateway that enables enterprise-wide adoption of Ceph by consolidating user shares, virtualization and any other storage technologies onto one scalable, high-performance platform.

While Ceph is undoubtedly the leading open-source, software-defined storage software on the market, it has traditionally challenged organizations due to its’ inability to support other files shares and protocols. SoftIron built Storage Router to remove this obstacle and allow everyone to leverage the power of Ceph, no matter who the end user is.

The result is a highly intelligent platform that not only enables enterprise-wide adoption of Ceph, but it can also accommodate different services modules over time as features or requirements grow. Coupled with HyperDrive Storage Manager, SoftIron’s unified management tool for Ceph, the complexities of storage management are radically simplified like never before.

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

  • Use Ceph as your unified enterprise storage solution
  • Consolidate user shares, virtualization, and other storage needs into one scalable and high performance platform
  • Add support for Vmware vSphere and Microsoft HyperV by extending Ceph with the addition of iSCSI for block storage and NFS for Virtual Machine file storage
  • Add support for desktop clients and users by extending Ceph with the addition of support for Windows (SMB/CIFS) and Linux (NFS) file shares

HyperDrive Storage Router is the ideal solution for storage administrators looking to consolidate and simplify storage systems management of legacy protocols and prepare for newer storage access methods like object, persistent block devices for containers, and parallel file systems.

Storage Router provides the best solution for organizations that need to support high throughput storage transactions using S3 or legacy protocols such as iSCSI, NFS, and SMB – or for teams that use Windows and Mac OS computers to collaboratively edit, process, or share large files at high speed.

Clusters can combine Router appliances with other HyperDrive Storage appliances to deliver multiple tiered or differentiated storage service levels, managed as a single cluster from the same easy to use Storage Manager interface.

Models & Technical Specifications

HyperDrive HR41000

Storage Router

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  • Networking

    2x NICs (10GbE, 25GbE)

  • Data resiliency

    High Availability per service / protocol

  • Storage protocols

    iSCSI, SMB, NFS, S3

  • Management

    1x 1GbE, IPMI,
    HyperDrive Manager

  • Power supply

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

  • Typical Power Usage

    < 110 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

Storage Router brochure

HyperDrive HR61000

Storage Router

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  • Networking

    2x NICs (25GbE SFP28, 100GbE QSFP)

  • Data resiliency

    High Availability per service / protocol

  • Storage protocols

    iSCSI, SMB, NFS, S3

  • Management

    1x 1GbE, IPMI,
    HyperDrive Manager

  • Power supply

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

  • Typical Power Usage

    < 165 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

Storage Router brochure

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Resilient cluster quorum management for your HyperDrive Ceph cluster.

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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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