One of Australia’s largest private hosting providers, Servers Australia, has deployed data centre solutions provider SoftIron’s HyperDrive storage platform, to install its hybrid cloud infrastructure, which the company promises will be S3-compatible and highly-scalable.
HyperDrive is SoftIron’s storage platform which runs quickly and operates on low latency. Servers Australia has installed an initial deployment of more than 800 TB of storage infrastructure for its VMware-based Private Cloud & Virtual Data Centre (VDC) hosting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.
In a press release by SoftIron, SoftIron noted that Servers Australia and SoftIron managed to conduct the upgrade without causing service disruptions for customers. In addition, this upgrade will also support Servers Australia’s 100% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA), and offer cloud and protection services to Servers Australia’s customers.
Scalable and Manageable Data Infrastructures
According to SoftIron, the new hybrid cloud infrastructure platform enables Servers Australia to upscale its offerings to customers, bolstering Servers Australia’s expansion and upscaling of hosting services.
The SoftIron HyperDrive platform enables customers to independently scale all components to meet their needs. In addition, Servers Australia will also be able to offer scalable S3 object storage services to their customers.
Peter Betyounan CTO and Co-founder of Servers Australia affirmed that “Servers Australia’s mission is to be Australia’s most trusted and innovative hosting provider, delivering the utmost in reliable, performance-based solutions. 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.”
CEO of SoftIron Phil Straw added that “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.”
Straw expressed his confidence in SoftIron’s capabilities to enhance Server Australia’s cloud infrastructure offerings. “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, license 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.”
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