SoftIron Joins Veeam Technology Alliance Partner Program

LONDON, UK – Nov. 25, 2020 — / — 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® storage solution. Along with the verified status, SoftIron is also proud to announce its formal engagement with Veeam®, the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, as a Technology Alliance Partner.

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™ 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 architecture.

“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®
SoftIron® 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® software-defined, enterprise storage portfolio runs at wire-speed and is custom-designed to optimize Ceph. HyperSwitch™ is their line of next-generation, top-of-rack switches built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC. HyperCast™ 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. For more information visit

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