SoftIron Ltd., the leader in task-specific data center appliances, today announced that their HyperDrive Storage appliance has been selected by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, to receive a Top 3 Award in their “EMA Top 3 Enterprise Decision Guide 2020” report. HyperDrive was selected as a leading storage solution in the “Hybrid Cloud Management – Enterprise Data Services” category for the awards. The report is available immediately and recognizes vendors that have excellent alignment with the key customer challenges identified by EMA.
“SoftIron HyperDrive received an EMA Top 3 award for providing a simple, unified, and scalable data platform that allows existing IT operations teams to manage cloud native storage based on the same SLAs they offer for traditional enterprise storage,” says Torsten Volk, managing research director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). “As SoftIron designs, builds and controls the underlying storage hardware, operators receive the granular level of control they need to efficiently deploy enterprise-class open source software-defined solutions at scale that can span a wide variety of applications. This high level of control, transparency, scalability and efficiency is needed for enterprises to find the confidence to push the envelope for scalable applications of all types, from microservices, to edge deployments, self-service analytics and other applications with scale-out storage needs.”
“SoftIron is rewriting the software-defined, enterprise data center blueprint by marrying powerful, open-source technology, such as Ceph, with a task-specific approach to hardware that breaks new ground in performance and efficiency,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron. “Our HyperDrive storage platform is purpose-built to optimize – and simplify – Ceph, enabling IT architects to achieve their objectives in the data center with end-to-end support but without vendor lock-in. Our approach enables efficient enterprise class deployment of open source at scale. Being selected by EMA for a Top 3 award further validates SoftIron’s position that hardware really does matter in the software-defined data center.”