Upstart big iron storage array supplier INFINIDAT is going to resell Brocade Fibre Channel and IP networking gear to hook up its InfiniBox arrays to servers. InfiniBox arrays compete with EMC, HPE, Hitachi and IBM monolithic arrays and represent the first new monolithic array design for decades by the master of array re-invention, Moshe Yanai.
By selling FC and IP networking gear, INFINIDAT will try to simplify the buying process for its customers. INFINIDAT has developed Soft Targets to decouple logical from physical networking ports, allowing failover when a physical port becomes unavailable due to port or node failure, or planned maintenance. That’ll help increase its system’s availability.