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Infinidat Unveils Storage Vision for Multi-Petabyte Data Center

Includes InfiniVerse cloud-based AI-driven monitoring, InfiniBox FLX and InfiniGuard FLX systems, and InfiniBox software v.5.

Infinidat Ltd. announced their vision for the future of enterprise storage with a focus on empowering customers’ data-driven competitive advantage at multi-petabyte scale.

Infinidat Infinibox Front Clipped

This vision is supported by product enhancements and program releases,.

At the vanguard of this announcement is the vision for the firm’s Elastic Data Fabric, components of which are available, with additional components expected to become available in mid-2020. It will build on all of the technologies that power the company’s portfolio, with the goal of delivering a fabric supporting workload mobility between systems, data centers and cloud storage while relegating data migrations to IT’s list of extinct technologies and services.

Enterprises going through digital transformation need storage solutions that will seamlessly evolve as business requirements change over time. Infinidat’s Elastic Data Fabric announcement lays out their vision for the multi-petabyte, hybrid cloud data center infrastructure of the future to meet these challenges,” said Eric Burgener, research VP, infrastructure systems, platforms and technologies group, IDC. “Infinidat has taken a big step forward delivering on that vision today, with new performance and agility capabilities, a new cloud-based predictive analytics platform and a new general-purpose cloud business model for all their storage platforms.

Key enabling announcements include:

InfiniVerse screens
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  • InfiniVerse is a cloud-based, AI-driven advanced monitoring, predictive analytics and support platform. It includes customizable dashboards for all InfiniBox systems, wherever they reside, as a single system. In-depth insights give customers the ability to identify reclaimable capacity, forecast growth, model performance and identify configuration issues that might impact performance or availability. At no additional cost to customers, it is available in 2Q19.

InfiniGuard FLX system

Infinidat Infiniguard Flx

  • InfiniBox FLX and InfiniGuard FLX are available and provide greater data center agility by removing the traditional dependencies of hardware planning and management in a cloud-like consumption model. Through all-inclusive subscriptions for on-premises storage and backup, these subscription programs allow customers to pay for what they use, as they need it – scaling capacity up, or down, as workloads grow, retire, or relocate to other systems. Both programs provide 100% data availability guarantees and include a hardware refresh (controllers and media) every 3 years, included in the subscription cost.

  • InfiniBox software release 5, available starting in 3Q19, includes a series of software enhancements providing performance improvements, Network Lock Manager (NLMv4) for NFSv3 filesystems, Active/Active Replication for 100% data availability and Non-Disruptive Data Mobility for simplified workload relocation between any two InfiniBox systems. Performance improvements include across-the-board latency reduction, enabling upwards of 2 million IO/s and increased throughput up to 25GB/s.

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Infinidat Infiniverse Screen 2

Available in 2Q19 are InfiniBox hardware configuration options including 16Gb FC, 10GbE, 32Gb FC optional, and 25 GbE optional.

Systems shipping in 2Q19  will also have future-ready capabilities such as NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology, and Storage Class Memory (SCM) to provide faster cache expansion for InfiniBox.

We’ve been focused on multi-petabyte scale from the beginning, so it’s time we made it clear that we’re leading this market in terms of innovation, execution and ultimately delivering value to our customers,” said Brian Carmody, CTO. “With this announcement, we’re putting a stake in the ground, defining the requirements for multi-petabyte storage and offering the absolute best solution today and into the future.

Thrive began as a traditional MSP, but over the past four to five years has transitioned to a next-generation service provider,” said Michael Gray, CTO, Thrive Operations, LLC. “Storage performance has become an afterthought to us, and from a performance standpoint, we can throw whatever we want at Infinidat. We have multiple petabytes supporting our customers, and we need to be able to offer infinite flexibility, the same kind of elasticity and endless capacity of the public cloud.

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