SoftIron Releases Newest HyperDrive™ Storage Router


SoftIron Ltd., the world leader in task-specific appliances for scale-out data center solutions, today announced the general availability of its newest HyperDrive™ Storage Router, a highly intelligent services gateway that provides interoperable high-throughput storage transactions for organizations using S3 or legacy protocols such as iSCSI, NFS, and SMB. Built using SoftIron’s “task-specific” approach that maximizes performance and efficiency, the new HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router is built to supply powerful, resilient, and energy-efficient enterprise file services for collaboratively editing, processing, and sharing large files at high speeds.

SoftIron’s most powerful storage router to date, the HR61000 provides flexible functionality for organizations looking to leverage and scale their current storage architectures. The HyperDrive Storage Router provides enterprise-grade gateway services and legacy file and block integration for enterprise applications. Combined with SoftIron’s Ceph-based HyperDrive Storage appliances, organizations can leverage the HyperDrive HR61000 to gain virtually limitless storage scalability, while consolidating and simplifying their legacy storage systems management.

“Many of our customers are modernizing their storage infrastructures to support the scale-out needs of today and tomorrow and need flexible solutions to help them bridge the gap between their legacy infrastructure, and the infrastructures they’re building for the future,” said Craig Chadwell, Vice President of Product at SoftIron. “In the HR61000, SoftIron is offering a task-specific storage router that is engineered from the inside out to provide line rate throughput for high speed and multi-tenant storage services, while delivering uncommon performance and efficiency for greener operation and overall lower TCO. Whether the purpose is providing SMB access to large files with no downtime, or consolidating legacy workloads, SoftIron is providing solutions to help them future proof the data center with systems tailored to help them win both the short and the long game.”

The HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router continues SoftIron’s commitment to right-sizing data center appliances to provide powerful, flexible, and durable software-defined storage in a highly efficient form factor. As with all of SoftIron storage appliances, the HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router is uniquely engineered for task-specific operation, maximizing the performance of the unit, while minimizing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through superior efficiency.

SoftIron HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router Specifications:

Networking: 2x NICs (100GbE/100GbE)
Data resiliency: High Availability per service/protocol
Storage Protocols: iSCSI, SMB, NFS, Custom, CephFS
Management: 1x 1GbE, IPMI, Hyperdrive Manager
Power supply: Redundancy power (Dual Supplies); 120v – 240v; 50Hz – 60Hz
Power consumption: < 165 watts
Dimensions: 1 Rack Unit (H 43.7mm – 1.72 inches / W 429mm – 16.9 inches / L 637mm – 25.1 inches)


Secure Provenance
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 security attacks.

The SoftIron HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router is available for POC and purchase today. SoftIron offers both traditional purchasing (CAPEX) and as-a-Service (OPEX) options. For more information, visit SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage Router page .