SoftIron named storage innovators of the year at Storage Awards 2022

Phil Straw, Chief Executive Officer at SoftIron

SoftIron, the performance-optimised data centre solutions (and on the verge of opening the first base-level computer manufacturing facility in Australia) announced that it has been selected by Storage Magazine to receive an award in its 19th annual Storage Awards 2022.

Why was SoftIron the deserved winner in the category?

Dubbed ‘The Stories,” the awards were presented at a gala event at the Tower Bridge Leonardo Hotel in London on June 9, where SoftIron was “Storage Innovators of the Year” category winner. SoftIron’s flagship HyperDrive® software-defined enterprise storage portfolio is custom-designed to maximise performance and efficiency, giving large enterprises and SMEs open source-based storage on which to build core-to-edge IT infrastructures.

SoftIron creates the world’s best appliances for highly efficient, scale-out data centre solutions, delivering industry-leading performance on all critical metrics, including density, efficiency, capacity, speed, and heat emission. Performance breakthroughs are enabled through task-specific specialisation, optimising the performance of its operating software at a granular level and thus creating the ultimate productisation of open source Ceph.

And rather uniquely, SoftIron controls the entire design and build process, producing all its products within its own manufacturing facilities. And as a result, SoftIron offers ‘Secure Provenance,’ which is the auditable provenance on all of its data centre appliances.

This enables customers to ensure that units are “clear-box” solutions, free of hidden componentry or embedded software – often at the root of common supply chain attacks.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the milestone?

“SoftIron is challenging the industry by offering a new way to think about the interaction between software-defined infrastructure and hardware,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron.

“We’ve built our HyperDrive storage appliances to be the ultimate productisation of Ceph, giving our clients an open-source, unified, distributed storage system designed for excellent performance, reliability and scalability. The results are an integrated solution that offers our clients the best in performance, price, and sustainability while eliminating vendor lock-in.”

“SoftIron is innovating on virtually every front, using a modern, Industry 4.0 technology approach to drive new value into the core-to-edge data centre. We are grateful to receive the ‘Storage Innovators of the Year’ award from Storage Magazine for 2022,” said Straw.

“Congratulations to SoftIron, who has been chosen as the ‘Storage Innovators of the Year’’ for 2022, an award which celebrates innovation in the storage arena among those who are making an impact with innovative new ideas,” said David Tyler, Editor of Storage Magazine.

“The winners are selected by a nomination and voting process driven by our readers. SoftIron is challenging storage orthodoxy with a fresh approach to storage performance innovation using open source combined with design optimisation at the hardware level. They’re capturing the attention of readers, thus our ‘Storage Innovators of the Year.’”

The SoftIron HyperDrive family of products are available for POC and purchase. SoftIron offers traditional purchasing (CAPEX) and as-a-Service (OPEX) options. Please visit SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage page. Also check out the other Storage Awards 2022 winners here.