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Reduce deployment times and minimise operational expenses for your research and education data

Easily scale and adapt your solution to meet unpredictable research data demands and fluctuating education data requirements. Choose storage tiers that best suit your needs, and the storage types that best fit your use cases whether that’s traditional file storage, object storage for managing bulky unstructured data, or block storage for virtualisation.

Focus your predictions on your research, with a solution that scales when you need it

High-performance storage can be eye-wateringly expensive, but economic storage choices can impede workflows. Planning a balance between performance, density and operational costs can be a challenge – but it’s one you can meet with SoftIron HyperDrive.

Because all HyperDrive storage resides on a foundational object layer, the limitations to scale normally experienced with block and file are eliminated. And we’ve streamlined the process of adding additional nodes to your cluster, so scaling out can be done on an as-needed basis, minimising your ongoing TCO.

Collaborate on HPC data across geographies

Closely couple your HPC, storage and cloud services to efficiently collaborate on research and education activities. Combine high performant HPC storage with HyperDrive as an intermediary tier to store your static data, and replicate that data across geographies for global collaboration that delivers cost-effective scale.

With HyperDrive as your primary storage for static data, you can open up data collections to collaboration with support for a variety of different protocols, including S3. HyperDrive’s engineering also makes it perfect for edge installations, so you can keep your data close to where you need it.

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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