It takes more than generic hardware to get outstanding performance for storage. 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.

Built for storage, not compute
Most storage manufacturers build their appliances around a motherboard and processor, and add software as a afterthought. Because HyperDrive utilizes Ceph, all components integrate with, and exploit Ceph’s outstanding functionality. The result is a solution that’s optimized for lightening-fast storage performance.

Scalable Performance
HyperDrive scales out using distributed storage on commodity hardware. By distributing the load, you’ll get the best possible performance from low cost hardware. As more HyperDrive boxes are added, read/write performance and scalability increase exponentially.
In a recent head-to-head performance test pitting a cluster of dual socket Xeon processors against our entry level HyperDrive – it couldn’t match HyperDrive’s read/write performance.

26% Faster Sequential Non-Cached Access

The SoftIron cluster outperformed the reference platform for most object sizes up to 2MB. This equates to HyperDrive out pacing the reference system by approximately 26% at peak write bandwidth.

44% Faster Random Cached Access

The SoftIron read performance was very strong, peaking at 3,300MB/second, far exceeding the reference platform’s peak read bandwidthof 2,294MB/sec, an astounding 44% faster.