It takes more than generic hardware to get outstanding performance for storage. It’s a common industry misconception that commodity hardware is adequate for the unique demands of storage. However, a recent head-to-head performance test pitting a cluster of dual-socket Xeon processors against our entry-level HyperDrive, a Ceph enterprise storage appliance optimized for storage, couldn’t match HyperDrive’s read/write performance.

Download the full performance paper here.