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London, UK  (April 11, 2022) – SoftIron, the leader in purpose-built and performance-optimised data centre solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SoftIron to its annual Storage 100 list in the Software-defined Storage category. The Storage 100 honours best-in-class storage vendors that provide innovative products and services to the IT channel.

CRN’s Storage 100 list is selected by a panel of CRN editors and recognises vendors across software-defined storage, data protection, data management, and storage components. This year’s list represents the industry leaders of storage technology that can be used for traditional on-premises or cloud deployments. 

The vendors recognised on the 2022 Storage 100 list were selected because of their demonstrated commitment to developing cutting-edge technology and building strategic partnerships. The list acts as a resource for solution providers from the IT channel that are looking for vendors with industry-leading offerings to form the basis of cutting-edge solutions.

SoftIron’s award-winning HyperDrive® line of software-defined storage products are unique in that they are engineered to be the ultimate productisation of the leading open source, software-defined storage project, Ceph – delivering object, block, and file storage in one unified system. SoftIron HyperDrive appliances are built to deliver optimal performance, delivering unparalleled efficiency, control, and support. SoftIron offers its customers peace of mind through a unique “Secure Provenance” manufacturing approach, assuring integrity and transparency of its appliances through its own component-level manufacturing capability. The HyperDrive platform is being used in enterprise and edge data centres by organizations across the spectrum, including military, financial, commercial, healthcare, research and more. 

“SoftIron’s HyperDrive storage appliances deliver the best in performance and efficiency while providing uncommon flexibility through a sophisticated integration of hardware and open source software,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron. “By engineering HyperDrive from the source code on up – we’ve created a storage platform that delivers superior raw performance for core-to-edge data infrastructures, with engineered efficiency that reduces TCO, and meaningfully reduces carbon footprints. While the industry has largely taken ‘software-defined storage’ to mean the hardware doesn’t matter, SoftIron is proving that there is a substantial amount of innovation to be gained by engineering the hardware architecture to match the needs of the software it runs on. Whether it’s scaling in the core data centre or right-sized performance at the edge, SoftIron’s HyperDrive provides an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance for modern scale-out workloads.”

“CRN’s Storage 100 list celebrates the vendors that bring innovative technology to the IT channel at a time when the importance and prevalence of data has never been greater, regardless of company size,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to recognize their contributions as the leading players in storage technology for 2022.”

The CRN Storage 100 list will be featured in the April 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About SoftIron®
SoftIron makes the products that underpin the next evolution of IT infrastructure.
Our blueprint is radical. Taking full control over design and manufacture of platforms optimised for selected open source software, our highly integrated products reduce space and energy footprints while delivering extraordinary performance. Challenging traditional IT manufacturing and organisational strategy, we’ve developed a model that enables us to create a more resilient and connected business for the customers we serve. A commitment to openness, transparency, and simplicity helps address emerging multi-faceted threats while eliminating the vendor “lock-in” so common elsewhere. IT leaders mindful of the pain of proprietary technologies, increasing cloud and energy costs and growing skills gaps understand that solving these challenges needs a holistic approach that only an integrated technology company can achieve.
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About The Channel Company 

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.