SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SC16 - Storage and server innovator SoftIron today unveiled the first products in its game-changing HyperDrive product range. HyperDrive is set to become the company's flagship product brand and is being shown for the first time this week at the SC16 high-performance computing conference and tradeshow taking place in Salt Lake City. Displayed in industry-leader ARM's booth # 4033, this 64-bit ARM-based product family is poised to set new standards for performance, density, and cost-effectiveness for software-defined storage. "We're thrilled to show our HyperDrive products in conjunction with leaders like ARM and AMD at this year's SC16," said Tim Massey, SoftIron's President. "Today's data centers require wire-speed throughput and tremendous density from storage vendors. We know that our HyperDrive portfolio more than meets these criteria." Today's modern data center requires software-defined storage with these four key characteristics: Performance - Data throughput in software-defined storage solutions needs to be frictionless, delivering wire speed performance to maximize utilization of the network infrastructure. Density - Growth in volumes of data is outpacing growth in physical space and available power in the data center. New solutions need to be dense enough to utilize the physical space at hand and within existing power budgets. Agility - It must be possible to integrate new services quickly and easily with a common data pool. Software-defined storage must be agile enough to enable rapid scale-out and flexible geographic resiliency. Cost-effectiveness - Budget is always a concern, particularly when moving to completely new architectures. Growth in data volumes is outstripping growth in storage budgets so a step-change in value for money is required. SoftIron's HyperDrive series meets all these requirements easily and sets a remarkable new standard for the industry.