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If you’re using Ceph already, HyperDrive will plug-in and perform instantly. Every HyperDrive is preloaded with Ceph, and every cluster has our game-changing Storage Manager and wire speed Router. Our Storage Management platform will even lift the performance standards of your entire Ceph system, whether it’s run solely on HyperDrive or a mixed hardware environment. We believe in the principles behind open source software, so made HyperDrive totally interoperable with Ceph.

We asked Ceph what it wanted

We made HyperDrive exclusively for Ceph, focusing on high performance with seamless interoperability. All design and build choices integrate with, and exploit Ceph’s outstanding functionality. If you like Ceph, you’ll love what HyperDrive does for it.

Scale-up on demand

HyperDrive easily handles object, block, and file: a flexibility that separates it from other SDS choices. The inherent scalability aligns well with a horizontal approach, so you can stage your data center expansion adding HyperDrive clusters as demand dictates.

Management made intuitive

SoftIron designed and built the HyperDrive Storage Manager to make running Ceph even easier. Additionally, it provides a whole-of-center overview for total optimisation.

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SoftIron’s Storage Manager gives new levels of control with an easy, intuitive dashboard.

The interoperability secret weapon

Ceph is the software, HyperDrive is the tool. Our wire speed HyperDrive Storage Router lets you consolidate user shares, virtualisation and any other storage technologies onto one scalable, high-performance platform. Enterprise-wide integration has never been easier.

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Vendor restrictions are dead

Don’t sign that contract! Unlike proprietary formats, HyperDrive lets you integrate with a myriad of other storage software solutions. You get to decide what works best for you. So, if someone asks you to sign up for a “vendor lock-in” arrangement, you can politely explain that the world has moved on. Long live HyperDrive.

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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