Infinidat Ltd. announced a series of enhancements on its InfiniBox and InfiniGuard platforms, expanding capabilities, guaranteed SLAs, and capacity to reinforce its position for primary storage, data protection, and cyber resilience.
InfiniBox appliance (left) and InfiniGuard appliance open (right)
These enhancements give enterprises the ability to improve cyber resilience with broader InfiniSafe capabilities, guaranteed rapid recovery from a cyberattack, a greener data center with reduced enterprise power and cooling needs, and lower TCO by double digits beyond what is currently possible with existing systems.
“Infinidat is setting the standard for enterprise storage,” said Phil Bullinger, CEO. “We listened to the challenges customers in the enterprise and cloud service provider markets have and are solving those challenges by enhancing our InfiniBox and InfiniGuard platforms with additional best-in-class capabilities, rock-solid guarantees, and an even greater ability to improve cyber resilience and optimize TCO. Delivering an unmatched experience and exceeding our customers’ expectations continue to define and drive Infinidat, and with our single software defined storage architecture across our family of platforms enabling a new suite of features and functions, there has never been a better time to upgrade or bring in our industry acclaimed enterprise storage solutions.”
Expanded InfiniSafe capabilities on InfiniGuard – larger capacity for a dedicated InfiniSafe repository of up to 35PB of effective capacity for immutable snapshots, a full backup repository of up to 50PB of effective capacity, and the doubling extendable retention of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots up to 60 days.
New cyber storage resilience guarantees on InfiniGuard – guaranteed recoverability of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots, and recovery of those immutable snapshots in 20mn or less guaranteed, regardless of the size of the snapshot.
Increased capacity and expanded VMware capabilities on InfiniBox – improving ROI and lowering TCO by up to 36%; reducing power usage by 42% per effective petabyte to meet sustainability requirements and fulfill the promise of ‘green IT’; and providing support for NVMe-oF − NVMe/TCP for 30% more IO/s and 35% less latency than iSCSI.
With the increased need for cyber resilience and modern data protection, the enhanced InfiniGuard platform includes 2 dedicated repositories. The InfiniSafe repository is dedicated for cyber resilience, delivering up to 35PB of effective capacity for use with InfiniSafe’s immutable snapshots. The backup repository is dedicated for modern data protection and backup/recovery, providing up to 50PB effective capacity. Additionally, InfiniSafe immutable snapshots now have double the retention period (up to 60 days).
For primary storage, the larger capacity InfiniBox platform delivers 17.287PB effective capacity. This enhancement expands the use of the InfiniBox to wider storage consolidation – with more capacity in the exact same footprint as previous models. Fewer arrays are needed to gain a substantial increase in storage capacity, reducing TCO by up to 36% and improving efficiency in power and cooling per petabyte up to 42%, along with less to recycle upon system retirement.
To meet and exceed customer expectations for performance, cyber resilience, availability, and efficiency, the vendor offers a set of guaranteed SLAs for its storage and cyber resilience platforms. With this announcement, the company is adding 2 new guarantees for the InfiniGuard solution: guaranteed recoverability of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots, and guaranteed recovery time of those immutable snapshots in 20mn or less on secondary storage.
In addition, with the latest version of its single SDS architecture, the company delivers 2 capabilities to enhance modern VMware infrastructures: NVMe over TCP certification with vSphere ESXi, and vVols replication with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integration. This makes the company one of the few providers with an enterprise storage solution certified with NVMe/TCP for VMware.
“Data protection and cyber security are among the top priorities for enterprises worldwide,” said Phil Goodwin, research VP, infrastructure software platforms, IDC. “End-users continue to search for solutions that can raise the bar in providing full cyber storage protection with confidence. By expanding upon Infinidat’s primary storage guarantees with the launch of its InfiniGuard cyber storage resilience guarantees, the company now offers a comprehensive suite of guarantees that can provide a significant value-add to their customers.”
“Infinidat has done it again, giving us the ability to dramatically lower the TCO for our customers’ enterprise storage environments,” said Stan Wysocki, president, Mark III Systems. “Coming out with storage solutions that have a significantly higher capacity, yet the same footprint, while simultaneously improving cyber storage resilience, has immediate benefits for substantial Capex and Opex reductions and a more cyber secure environment for our customers. We love the direction that Infinidat is taking its solutions, and we love the guarantees, which make the company not only our vendor, but also our partner.”
“The challenges and risks of cyberattacks are top of the agenda in enterprise data center environments and the new Infinidat cyber storage resilience capabilities − with InfiniSafe on InfiniGuard, enable us to offer a solution based on innovative technology from one of the leading enterprise storage solutions providers. In the event of a cyberattack the key is to mitigate downtime, with recovery of the immutable data fundamental to getting an organization operational and online. Infinidat’s new InfiniSafe cyber storage guarantees for InfiniGuard ensure both the immutability of InfiniSafe snapshots and guarantees swift recoverability of those immutable snapshots,” said John Greenwood, CSO, Virtual Effect Ltd.
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