Storage player SoftIron is extending its portfolio to the rest of the datacenter with the launch of a complete cloud infrastructure platform – a bold effort to take on better known brands in their own back yard.
This is all paid via a consumption model, with everything said to be included in the purchase price and with no additional licensing required to access any features.
SoftIron, best known for its HyperDrive Ceph-based high-performance storage arrays, claims its HyperCloud Intelligent Cloud Fabric removes the complexity of building and managing a private or hybrid cloud because its hardware and software have been designed from scratch to work together.
Cloud computing is being widely adopted because it offers an easier way to consume resources, often through a self-service front-end. But this hides a mass of complexity underneath for the IT team to manage, according to SoftIron chief marketing officer Andrew Moloney.
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