HyperDrive Storage

Radically reduce overall costs

HyperDrive is so far ahead on the critical metrics that we are yet to see one case where we could not demonstrate significant savings for ongoing data center costs.

We ran the numbers in this TCO evaluation white paper, where we define a standard enterprise backup use case and compare the costs of public cloud vs HyperDrive. The results will surprise you! Download it here.

Keep your capital

The initial outlay for hardware is a big column in the spreadsheet, but our PAYG subscription model removes that cost altogether. No outlay, no ongoing commitment, no risk. Storage becomes a simple, fixed operating cost.

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Use 5x less electricity

Reduce your power usage by 80% or more. Being ultra-energy efficient allows you to fit more appliances into each rack, and get much more storage into your data center without upgrading or over-engineering miles of power circuits. Or you could just use a whole lot less electricity and put it to your green credentials.

Electrical efficiency means exponential gains in rack capacity.

Turn the air con off

HyperDrive produces barely 20% of the heat of other legacy storage hardware – another benefit of being super energy efficient. And we keep our cool, thanks to a spacious internal layout designed for air flow: both passive and fan forced. HyperDrive is cool by design. It means your climate-control costs can finally be tamed.

Cool by design

SoftIron’s HyperDrive produces 20% of the heat of other legacy storage hardware. HyperDrive on the left is cool, Dual Xeon x86 Architecture on the right is hot.

No vendor lock-in

We believe in the freedoms enabled by open source software. Whether you’re upgrading an existing data center or building from scratch, HyperDrive lets you configure the data center of your dreams. You have the best software (Ceph) and now you can choose the best appliances without vendor restrictions. Total freedom.

Total support

Got an issue? Hardware or software, it’s no problem. You make one call and we’ll fix it with our single source support team. Because we built the whole stack, end-to-end, you’ll never be caught in the middle of a hardware/software blame game.

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 evaluation. If it doesn’t stay, you don’t pay.

Get to know HyperDrive

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.