“It’s about time open source hit storage in an impactful way.”

At least, that’s what the judges had to say about SoftIron’s HyperDrive Performance+.

The company’s flagship enterprise storage solution is purpose-built to optimize the performance of Ceph, the leading open-source SDS platform, renowned for its durability, resiliency, and scalability. Supporting block, file, and object storage, Ceph is the ultimate storage solution for enterprises looking to future-proof their data center infrastructure.

SoftIron is targeting edge computing deployments, where high-performance, low-latency operation is needed in situations where space, power, and cooling are challenges. The new appliances are ideal in use cases where powerful and efficient compact clusters are desired in order to ingest data as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. These include applications, such as media and entertainment content delivery, CGI rendering, tier one research computing, fintech applications, and AI training.

HyperDrive Performance+ appliances consume less than 250 W 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.

“Traditional data center infrastructure leans heavily on commodity hardware and proprietary software, resulting in workload inefficiencies that produce unnecessary heat, drain power, and create bottlenecks and waste, especially at scale,” said Isaac Lopez, account executive. “The industry has focused attention on myriad ways to improve cooling and provide more “green” power to the racks. SoftIron, uniquely, has redesigned data center hardware from its source code up, eliminating inefficiencies that do not serve the scale- out future. Getting its start in designing high- performance, low power, ultra- dependable appliances for military special operations, SoftIron has re- engineered what is possible in performance, density, and efficiency both at the edge, but also in modern, scalable data centers  — and up to high-performance computing.”