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Wednesday, November 25 2020 - 19:00
SoftIron's Open Source-Based HyperDrive(R) Storage Solution Verified Veeam Ready
LONDON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

  -- SoftIron Joins Veeam Technology Alliance Partner Program 

SoftIron Ltd., the leader in task-specific data center solutions, today 
announced it has earned Veeam Ready - Object and Object with Immutability 
qualification for its Ceph-based HyperDrive(R) storage solution. Along with the 
verified status, SoftIron is also proud to announce its formal engagement with 
Veeam(R), the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data 
Management(TM), as a Technology Alliance Partner.

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This achievement makes HyperDrive one of the only accredited, open source, 
software-defined storage (SDS) architectures that is also capable of delivering 
unified storage (block, file and object) with qualified immutability features. 
Coupled with SoftIron's unique 'task-specific' approach - purpose-built 
hardware to optimize Ceph - this gives enterprises unparalleled freedom, 
flexibility and reliability when it comes to deploying performant and agile 
data storage, data management and backup solutions.

Object Immutability is a feature which secures data from being modified or 
deleted, once written and designated as a protected object file. HyperDrive has 
also earned Veeam Ready Object status, demonstrating compatibility with both S3 
and Veeam Backup & Replication(TM) cloud tier and object storage capabilities. 
The benefits of this combination are numerous; enabling seamless integration 
into multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud strategies, whilst also supporting a number 
of performance tiers and different storage workloads within the same 

"Veeam's core tenant of simplicity, flexibility and reliability match perfectly 
with our own design goals in building task-specific data center 
infrastructure," said Craig Chadwell, VP of Product for SoftIron. "Our decision 
to partner with Veeam was a strategic one, and we have already seen significant 
customer interest in the combined capabilities of the solution. With this 
verification, we can offer a best-in-class alternative for customers seeking an 
integrated open-source solution to deploy Veeam's backup and replication 
capabilities, either on premises or in a hybrid-cloud architecture that's 
compatible with S3. We're really excited to be working alongside Veeam and look 
forward to plenty of success together."

An emerging factor that is influencing IT leaders to consider replacing 
existing backup and recovery platforms can be attributed to the increased 
demand for comprehensive protection from ransomware. According to a recent 
Gartner report, Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery 
Solutions, "by 2022, 40% of organizations will completely replace or supplement 
their backup applications, compared with what they had deployed in 2018," 
finding that "basic backup functionality offered by cloud vendors is being 
supplanted by enterprise backup solutions to improve data protection and make 
cloud data protection consistent with on-premises capabilities." The Gartner 
report is available for a limited time on SoftIron's website at 

End users or resellers who are interested to learn more about HyperDrive's 
Veeam Ready solution, or to request a demo, can visit or email 

*Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, 
20 July 2020, Nik Simpson, Santhosh Rao, Jerry Rozeman, Michael Hoeck

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About SoftIron(R)

SoftIron(R) is the world-leader in task-specific appliances for scale-out data 
center solutions. Their superior, purpose-built hardware is designed, developed 
and assembled in California, and they are the only manufacturer to offer 
auditable provenance. SoftIron's HyperDrive(R) software-defined, enterprise 
storage portfolio runs at wire-speed and is custom-designed to optimize Ceph. 
HyperSwitch(TM) is their line of next-generation, top-of-rack switches built to 
maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC. HyperCast(TM) is their 
high-density, concurrent 4K transcoding solution, for multi-screen, 
multi-format delivery. SoftIron unlocks greater business value for enterprises 
by delivering best-in-class products, free from software and hardware lock-in. 
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