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Meet the increasing demand for managed IT services with a solution that makes the most of your skills, space and power provision

Designed from the ground up for efficient operation and complete interoperability with Ceph, SoftIron’s HyperDrive range of appliances require less power, less cooling and less demand on the skillset of your on-site “hands”. Combine that with the flexibility to easily adapt your cluster to ensure continued delivery on your Service Level Agreements, and you have a solution that minimises the bottlenecks to meeting customer needs.

Keep your power bills low and minimise operational complexity

Due to HyperDrive’s unique task-specific design, it is incredibly energy efficient, drawing up to 80% less power than comparable appliances. The result is massive savings on power and subsequent cooling costs, while at the same time delivering huge carbon emissions savings that you can pass on as a benefit to your customers.

Coupled with high-density configuration options, HyperDrive’s low-power, 1U form factor means you can fill entire racks without hitting rack-level power limits and optimise your available space. All of this translates into a managed service that is both highly competitive and profitable.

Complete flexibility, with no lock-in contracts

For too long managed service providers have had to choose between the limitations of integrated proprietary hardware and software solutions, or the complexity of a DIY approach.

HyperDrive unites the power of a proprietary system with the flexibility of open source – so you can grow and modify your cluster to suit your needs, with no limiting contracts.

That means you can run HyperDrive in a mixed-hardware cluster, or transition away from HyperDrive entirely should your priorities change.

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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