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Go beyond the four walls of the traditional data centre

Edge computing installations won’t always have someone available on-site to conduct daily maintenance, and the wide variations from site to site environmental controls, security and access control infrastructure creates unique challenges for every solution. SoftIron’s resilient platform is ideal for meeting these challenges, and thriving at the edge.

High performance systems, low power requirements

SoftIron appliances are optimised for full interoperability with Ceph, delivering superior performance and power efficiency as compared to generic hardware. We can deploy over 1PB clusters without exceeding the power capacity of a standard (US) 15A 110V circuit. Enabling infrastructure to be deployed almost anywhere.

Reduce your cooling infrastructure needs

The power-efficient engineering behind our appliances doesn’t just reduce your overall power draw; and can reduce your cooling requirements as low as 20% (compared to Ceph clusters running on non-SoftIron hardware). This is essential for edge deployments that don’t always have access to a typical data centre’s power and cooling capabilities.

Manage your cluster remotely and streamline onsite maintenance tasks

Conduct day-to-day storage administration tasks smoothly with our HyperDrive Storage Manager, and simplify the demands placed on staff conducting onsite maintenance with tool-free storage caddies and our patented Ceph Button, which allows for smooth drive replacement without disruption to cluster operations.

Achieve >14 9’s of data durability

Build an edge computing solution with no single points of failure, all the way down to the components within your storage hardware. Even after multiple system failures, the resilient combination of SoftIron hardware and Ceph software can keep your data intact and available.

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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