HyperDrive Storage

Up to five petabytes in a 42U rack

Super high-performing storage appliances that run at wire-speed, drawing less than 100W per unit.
  • Scalable wire-speed solutions
  • Category defining management system
  • Double your data density
  • Optimizes your existing hardware
  • Total Ceph interoperability
  • Floorspace requirements halved
  • Super-efficient: 100W under full load
  • Low heat output reduces cooling needs
  • Radically reduced data center costs
  • Hardware and software support

No vendor lock-in. Penalty-free PAYG. $0.01c/GB/month.  Try a HyperDrive Test Drive

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HyperDrive Value

Hi-spec spinning media. Your lowest cost/TB.

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HyperDrive Density

Hi-density HDD, minimizes footprint.

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HyperDrive Density+

The Workhorse. HDD/SSD hybrid. Value meets performance.

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HyperDrive Performance

All-flash for high demand environments.

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Scale-out at wire speed

At SoftIron we design and build all our appliances from the ground up to ensure every electronic component works at its peak, seamlessly and optimally with everything else in a wire speed chain. This is true at a chip-and-circuit level, at an appliance level, and also within any SoftIron ‘Hyper-cluster.’ Use the purpose-built HyperSwitch to join HyperDrive clusters and you get an entire facility humming at wire speed.

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Shrink your total costs

Every data center has its own unique set of fixed and variable costs, including; power, floor-space, climate control, and more. But, SoftIron Hyper appliances are so far ahead on all the critical metrics: density, efficiency, performance, and interoperability, that we are yet to see one case where we could not demonstrate significant savings.

Reduce your TCO

Use your capital elsewhere

The eye-watering capital outlay usually needed for hardware is not a requirement here. Zero-risk, contract-free, subscription style plans start from just $0.01c/GB/Month.

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Interoperability: Unleash the Ceph

To ensure high performance interoperability we made HyperDrive entirely for, and 100% focused on Ceph. All design and build choices integrate with, and exploit Ceph’s outstanding functionality. HyperDrive has Ceph pre-installed, ready to plug-in and perform.

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Intelligent storage management

Unite and conquer

Our unifying Manager is the first of its kind: a powerful, system that radically simplifies management of all your Ceph software and storage hardware, whether they are HyperDrives or generic storage. Granular monitoring allows for unit; rack; and, whole-of-center optimization. Control freaks rejoice.

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HyperDrive Storage Router has the keys to the kingdom

HyperDrive enables enterprise-wide adoption of Ceph. To be more specific, the HyperDrive Storage Router is an intelligent services gateway that lets you access every corner of your data center by consolidating user shares, virtualization and any other storage technologies onto one scalable, high-performance platform.

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Put your data center in HyperDrive


Industry leading solution for density, efficiency and performance


Save; space, power, footprint, air conditioning and TCO


Wire-speed performance for scale-out data centers


Seamlessly integrate and enhance your existing Ceph environment


Simplify and unify management of your storage hardware and software


Total support available inclusive of hardware and software

90-day risk-free trial

Try a HyperDrive cluster with our unifying Storage Manager, commitment free. You’ll get an appropriately configured cluster, for your own site-specific validation. If it doesn’t stay, you don’t pay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Ceph, and why are you using it for your storage platform?
    Ceph is a leading open-source distributed scale-out software platform. Many experts in the industry expect Ceph to win the battle (much like Linux did) for open-source software defined storage, because of its feature-rich and extremely flexible platform. Ceph, as a distributed, scale-out storage service, caters best to high bandwidth, medium latency types of applications such as content delivery, archive storage, or block storage for virtualization.
  • Is HyperDrive® truly interoperable with anything else in my data center?
    Yes, HyperDrive works with any other device that runs Ceph.
  • Can HyperDrive® really run at wire speed?
    Absolutely. Storage is an I/O problem, not a compute one. We tune for wire speed on every product. If the product has a 10Gbps port, the throughput performance will be just that less packet overhead. In independent customer tests, HyperDrive delivered wire speed throughput for each node, and the performance scaled up linearly with each additional node.
  • How exactly is HyperDrive® optimized for storage?
    We designed HyperDrive from the ground up to be specifically optimized for storage. This is a big difference when compared to the typical commodity hardware that you might run with another SDS solution. HyperDrive has these storage-specific features: - Hard drives are housed in caddies to make replacement easy and to ensure better cooling. - There are NO cables inside the box. Cables are susceptible to an increase in bit error rate which could compromise reliability and performance. The result is that you get perfect data transmission. Everything is tuned for I/O. We right-size the processor and all connectivity, and we make sure the drives are kept cool with precision air flow.
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about HyperDrive®?
    Just email us at info@softiron.com or call us.