SoftIron HyperDrive™ Performance+ Selected for Mission Critical Top Tier Product Award 2021


SoftIron Ltd., the leader in purpose-built and performance-optimized data center solutions, today announced that its HyperDrive™ Performance+ family of storage appliances has been selected by Mission Critical Magazine to receive an award in its Top Tier Products Awards for 2021. Released this year, SoftIron’s newest member of the HyperDrive family, the Performance+, was awarded as a winner in the IT Equipment category.

“It’s about time open source hit storage in an impactful way,” said the Mission Critical editors, noting the sentiment of the award’s judges, a panel of independent industry experts. The magazine recognized SoftIron’s strength in delivering both high performance and power efficiency, stating, “HyperDrive Performance+ appliances consume less than 250W of power each and provide line-rate throughput with 25GbE network connectivity. The Performance+ family provides the lowest latency solution in the HyperDrive portfolio and is the ideal fit for scale-out use cases where durability and performance are paramount.”

“Our HyperDrive storage appliances represent the ultimate productization of Ceph, providing robust capabilities across a spectrum of use – from performance tier Ceph storage clusters to high-performance low latency storage in Edge computing applications – we are giving organizations an open source option that is enterprise-ready and intuitive to use,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron. “Our ‘task-specific’ approach succeeds in maximizing the performance and efficiency of Ceph by eliminating I/O bottlenecks and hardware waste typical in the other storage solutions that are based on commodity hardware. Our unique approach to hardware gives us the opportunity to provide solutions that scale efficiently, reducing waste across the board, including reductions in the total cost of ownership. SoftIron is gratified to receive such prestigious recognition from the Mission Critical team.”

SoftIron creates the world’s best appliances for highly efficient, scale-out data center solutions, delivering industry-leading performance on all critical metrics including density, efficiency, capacity, speed, and heat emission. Performance breakthroughs are enabled through task-specific specialization; optimizing the performance of its operating software at a granular level and thus creating the ultimate productization of open source Ceph. Uniquely, SoftIron controls the entire design and build process, producing all their products within their own manufacturing facilities. As a result, SoftIron offers ‘Secure Provenance’ which is the auditable provenance on all of its data center appliances. This ensures that units are “clear-box” solutions, free of hidden componentry that is often at the root of common supply chain attacks.

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The SoftIron HyperDrive Performance+ family of products are available for POC and purchase. SoftIron offers both traditional purchasing (CAPEX) and as-a-Service (OPEX) options. For more information, visit SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage page .