Press Release

INFINIDAT’s Next Generation InfiniBox is Faster than All-Flash Arrays at Multi-Petabyte Scale

Waltham, Mass.
October 5, 2016

InfiniBox 3.0 Offers Inline Compression, Enhanced Performance Analytics, iSCSI Support, and Scalability to over 5 Petabytes

INFINIDAT, a leading provider of enterprise data storage solutions, today announced Version 3.0 of the InfiniBox™ flash-optimized storage system. InfiniBox offers performance of over 1M IOPS, sub-millisecond latency, inline compression, enhanced performance analytics, iSCSI support and scalability to over 5 petabytes of effective storage capacity in a single standard 42U rack, further enhancing the system’s ability to handle data at scale.

New features in InfiniBox Version 3.0 include:

  • Over 5 petabytes of effective storage capacity in a single rack
    InfiniBox now provides scalability to over 5 PB of effective capacity in a single 19-inch/42U rack. InfiniBox continues to offer 99.99999% availability, even at this high-capacity level.
  • Transparent Inline data compression
    InfiniBox 3.0 includes a highly efficient inline data compression capability with no impact on performance. Depending on the type of data and applications being used, InfiniBox’s enhanced compression enables customers to maximize the usable storage in a single rack. As a result, InfiniBox provides the greatest storage density at the most effective cost in the market today, enables higher levels of consolidation and significantly lowers power, cooling and floor space costs.
  • Faster than All-Flash performance for real-world workloads
    InfiniBox provides over 1M IOPS of throughput with sub-millisecond latency. In recent customer benchmarks, the Flash-optimized InfiniBox storage array proved to be faster than All-Flash arrays with real-world, mission critical workloads. InfiniBox 3.0 contains patented algorithms that keep the hottest data on the fastest media at all times, and with as much as three terabytes of DRAM and over 200 TB of flash, both writes and reads are optimized.
  • Truly Unified Protocol Support with iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NAS
    With its truly unified architecture, InfiniBox supports multiple storage networking protocols, including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NFS, while maintaining high performance, reliability and scalability. Delivering multi-protocol access in a single platform, without supplemental gateway appliances, optimally supports the widest possible variety of applications, particularly those managed by cloud and service providers, who are looking to support multiple applications at a reduced CapEx and OpEx.
  • Enhanced performance analytics
    InfiniBox performance monitoring and analysis tools now enable customers to drill down to an extremely granular level and obtain very detailed analysis of system and application performance in real-time. The enhanced performance analytics provides reporting and filtering on dozens of data path parameters (IO source/target, IO type, latency, users, etc.), enabling storage administrators to have deep insights on operation and performance of storage systems and storage fabric.

Customer and Partner Comments
“The dense architecture of the InfiniBox has given us a great deal of confidence in what’s sitting in the rack from the nodes right down to the disks,” said Michel Danon, senior vice president and chief information officer at Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA). “We look forward to leveraging the new compression capabilities to more effectively assess our future storage requirements and the cost of that storage.”

“We are excited about the new iSCSI capability for our private cloud and DRaaS products,” said Dan Hamilton, vice president of technology at Whipcord. “InfiniBox Version 3.0 will allow us to further boost the performance of our managed cloud services while keeping costs down.”

“INFINIDAT and Brocade are committed to delivering storage solutions that provide breakthrough application performance and optimize business operations for our joint customers,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking at Brocade. “InfiniBox 3.0’s IP protocol support and other powerful new features are a great match for the Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage solutions, providing the performance, flexibility and resiliency that enterprises need to manage demanding workloads.”

Industry Analyst Reaction
“INFINIDAT’s success is flying in the face of industry trends,” said Eric Burgener, research director storage, IDC. “While the hybrid flash array market overall is growing in the very low single digits, INFINIDAT continues to grow revenues for their highly Flash-optimized hybrid array at a rate that significantly outperforms even the all flash array market growth rates. Their value proposition is clearly resonating with their enterprise and cloud service provider customers.”

“INFINIDAT continues to forge a unique but compelling direction within the storage industry by developing its platform as one that is ‘flash-optimized’ as opposed to all-flash,” said Mark Peters, Practice Director & Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “With InfiniBox 3.0, the company is also making a significant leap forward by adding advanced storage management functionalities that respond to the needs of both enterprise customers and managed service providers for simplicity as well as high performance.”

“With its pedigree and its unique, powerful and flexible architecture, INFINIDAT has what it takes to be a leader in data storage,” said George Crump, president and founder at Storage Switzerland. “InfiniBox Version 3 delivers robust compression and other efficiency features without impacting the performance, reliability and scalability INFINIDAT customers have come to expect.”

Responding to What Customers Need
“Enterprise companies need a storage solution that is high performance yet extremely reliable and can meet the needs of their ever-changing and increasing workloads,” said Moshe Yanai, CEO at INFINIDAT. “With Version 3.0, InfiniBox offers unprecedented scalability, all-flash level performance and new capabilities delivering greater flexibility without impacting that performance. InfiniBox adds advanced capabilities meeting the precise storage requirements of enterprises and cloud and service providers, yet it still maintains a low total-cost-of-ownership.”

InfiniBox reliability features include end-to-end data protection; triple redundant power and data paths; snapshots and replication; and hot swap components. InfiniBox storage arrays are also extremely power-efficient, drawing less than 2 watts per TB at a full load. As a result of all its storage performance and efficiency capabilities, InfiniBox provides customers with an extremely low total-cost-of-ownership.

INFINIDAT began shipping product in late 2013 and has placed over a half Exabyte of storage capacity in production in major enterprise data centers around the world. INFINIDAT customers include Fortune 500 companies in finance and banking, government, healthcare, energy, and cloud services. Founded in 2011 by veteran enterprise storage visionary, Moshe Yanai (EMC, XIV, IBM), INFINIDAT is funded by industry leading investors, TPG Growth and MII Ventures.

InfiniBox Version 3.0 will be generally available later in Q4. Existing customers will be able to upgrade as a non-disruptive free software upgrade. Solution pricing includes all software and three years of maintenance. All InfiniBox arrays are available from INFINIDAT directly or from one of its many global channel partners or distributors.

For more information on InfiniBox or to schedule a demo, contact INFINIDAT today.

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Companies who acquire, store and analyze the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance, 99.99999% reliability and over 5 PBs of effective capacity in a single rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity.  INFINIDAT: Storing the Future.

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Beth Bryant
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