Infinidat announced a series of significant enhancements to its InfiniBox and InfiniGuard platforms, expanding capabilities, guaranteed SLAs and capacity to reinforce Infinidat’s position for primary storage, modern data protection and cyber resilience.
The new enhancements give enterprises the ability to improve cyber resilience with broader InfiniSafe capabilities, guaranteed rapid recovery from a cyberattack, a greener data centre with reduced enterprise power and cooling needs, and total cost of ownership lower by double digits than what is currently possible with existing systems.
“Infinidat is setting the standard for enterprise storage,” said Phil Bullinger, CEO of Infinidat. “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 optimise TCO. Delivering an unmatched experience and exceeding our customers’ expectations continue to define and drive Infinidat, and our single software-defined storage architecture across our family of platforms enables a new suite of features and functions.”
The new enhancements include:
• Expanded InfiniSafe capabilities on InfiniGuard – larger capacity for a dedicated InfiniSafe repository of up to 35 PB effective capacity for immutable snapshots, a full backup repository of up to 50 PB effective capacity, and double the extendable retention time of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots to up to 60 days.
• New cyber storage resilience guarantees on InfiniGuard – guaranteed recoverability of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots and recovery of those immutable snapshots in 20 minutes or less, guaranteed regardless of the size of the snapshot.
• Increased capacity and expanded VMware capabilities on InfiniBox – improving return on investment (ROI) and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 36%; reducing power usage by 42% per effective PB to meet sustainability requirements and fulfil the promise of ‘green IT’; and providing support for NVMe-oF (over fabrics); NVMe/TCP for 30% more IOPs and 35% less latency than iSCSI.
With the increased need for cyber resilience and modern data protection, the enhanced InfiniGuard platform includes two dedicated repositories. The InfiniSafe repository is dedicated for cyber resilience, delivering up to 35 PB effective capacity for use with InfiniSafe’s immutable snapshots. The backup repository is dedicated for modern data protection and backup/recovery, providing up to 50 PB 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 17,287 PB effective capacity. This enhancement expands the use of 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 PB by up to 42%, along with less to recycle upon system retirement.
To meet and exceed customer expectations for performance, cyber resilience, availability and efficiency, Infinidat offers a broad set of guaranteed SLAs for its storage and cyber resilience platforms. With this announcement, the company is adding two new guarantees for the InfiniGuard solution: guaranteed recoverability of InfiniSafe immutable snapshots, and guaranteed recovery time of those immutable snapshots in 20 minutes or less on secondary storage.
In addition, with the latest version of its unique single software-defined storage architecture, Infinidat delivers two new 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 Infinidat one of the few providers with an enterprise storage solution certified to NVMe/TCP for VMware.
“Data protection and cybersecurity are among the top priorities for enterprises worldwide,” said Phil Goodwin, research vice president, 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 its customers.”
“The challenges and risks of cyberattacks are top of the agenda in enterprise data centre 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 being fundamental to getting an organisation operational and online. Infinidat’s new InfiniSafe cyber storage guarantees for InfiniGuard ensure both the immutability of InfiniSafe snapshots and swift recoverability of those immutable snapshots,” said John Greenwood, chief strategy officer at Virtual Effect.
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