You’ll spend a fortune on power.

We’ll admit it, for a long time, and only until now, this one’s been a “truth”. High-load data centers have indeed cost a fortune to run when you do the maths on the power requirements. Space limitations and the ever-present need to minimize costs means you need to do what you can to increase density, which, unfortunately, generally means a trade-off on power demands.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a solution that combined high-performance, density, AND low power? It’s the stuff data center dreams are made of. And until we came on the scene and decided to do something about it, it really was just a far off dream.

So, to make this a reality, we built HyperDrive, our dedicated Ceph appliance, purpose-built for software-defined storage. And what a trifecta it is:

High Performance: Runs at wire-speed, achieves 44% faster random cache access and 26% faster sequential non-cached access (in a recent head-to-head performance test pitting a cluster of dual socket Xeon processors against our entry level HyperDrive.)

High Density: HyperDrive’s 1U form factor is also important because you’ll have more free space in your data center, no more paying for empty space on those racks!

Low Power: Runs under full load at less than 100W due to a unique architecture that simultaneously limits heat generation and maximizes air flow.

So there you have it, myth busted!

Learn more about all the ways in which we’re making SDS simple, and all the myths we’re busting along the way in our quest to achieve this. Part 1 of our 3-part series we’re calling “The Misconceptions of Software-Defined Storage” looks at the Economics of SDS and we’re sure it will open your eyes to the future of SDS.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Performance, and Part 3: Resiliency!

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