SoftIron Collaborates with Servers Australia


SoftIron has announced it has completed the installation of a S3-compatible and highly scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure with one of Australia’s largest private hosting providers, Servers Australia.

Using SoftIron’s HyperDrive, a high-performing storage platform that runs at wire-speed and draws as low as 100w per node, Servers Australia installed an initial deployment of over 800TB of storage infrastructure for its VMware-based Private Cloud & Virtual Data Centre (VDC) hosting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.

“Servers Australia’s mission is to be Australia’s most trusted and innovative hosting provider, delivering the utmost in reliable, performance-based solutions,” said Peter Betyounan, CTO and Co-founder of Servers Australia. “We chose SoftIron’s HyperDrive platform thanks to its ability to seamlessly scale alongside our service offering, delivering the flexibility and features we require to support our customers in achieving their operational goals through resilient, reliable storage.”

“We are seeing a clear shift with organisations exploring open source solutions for data infrastructures that need to be endlessly scalable, but also manageable on every critical front,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron.

“Increasingly, organisations are discovering that Ceph offers them everything that they could possibly want in a storage backbone, however its complexity combined with the inefficiency of common, commoditised hardware means more staffing and expense – a challenge unto itself. SoftIron is dedicated to abstracting away complexity and providing a level of integration between the hardware and software that is uncommon in the software-defined era. The result is an enterprise-grade storage solution, without the usual vendor lock-in, licence costs and inflexibility associated with traditional proprietary solutions. The additional benefits of SoftIron’s approach include reduced TCO through lower power draw, less requirement for specialist skill sets, and savings through the reduced need for cooling and real estate,” added Mr Straw.


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