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Radically reduce overall costs

HyperDrive is so far ahead on the critical metrics that we are yet to see one case where we could not demonstrate significant savings for ongoing data centre costs.

We ran the numbers in this TCO evaluation white paper, where we define a standard enterprise backup use case and compare the costs of public cloud vs HyperDrive. The results will surprise you! Download it here.

Keep your capital

The initial outlay for hardware is a big column in the spreadsheet, but our PAYG subscription model removes that cost altogether. No outlay, no ongoing commitment, no risk. Storage becomes a simple, fixed operating cost.

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Use 5x less electricity

Reduce your power usage by 80% or more. Being ultra-energy efficient allows you to fit more appliances into each rack, and get much more storage into your data center without upgrading or over-engineering miles of power circuits. Or you could just use a whole lot less electricity and put it to your green credentials.

Electrical efficiency means exponential gains in rack capacity.

Turn the air con off

HyperDrive produces barely 20% of the heat of other legacy storage hardware – another benefit of being super energy efficient. And we keep our cool, thanks to a spacious internal layout designed for air flow: both passive and fan forced. HyperDrive is cool by design. It means your climate-control costs can finally be tamed.

Cool by design

SoftIron’s HyperDrive produces 20% of the heat of other legacy storage hardware. HyperDrive on the left is cool, Dual Xeon x86 Architecture on the right is hot.

No vendor lock-in

We believe in the freedoms enabled by open source software. Whether you’re upgrading an existing data center or building from scratch, HyperDrive lets you configure the data center of your dreams. You have the best software (Ceph) and now you can choose the best appliances without vendor restrictions. Total freedom.

Total support

Got an issue? Hardware or software, it’s no problem. You make one call and we’ll fix it with our single source support team. Because we built the whole stack, end-to-end, you’ll never be caught in the middle of a hardware/software blame game.

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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