Media Mentions
Last week INFINIDAT announced some major milestones to expand their product portfolio. I’ve already covered the technical foundations of INFINIDAT’s enterprise innovation in my first post. Today, let’s take a closer look at one of last week’s announcements: InfiniSync. InfiniSync is a synchronous, zero RPO replication solution that works over infinite distance. I already hear some raise their hands and shout “hold on!” Fear not! We will cover the “how” soon enough.
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INFINIDAT announced four new products aimed at enterprises seeking to accelerate digital transformation and drive cost out of their IT infrastructure. InfiniSync is a 450 pound, ballistically hardened data bunker appliance that is the world’s first solution for zero RPO synchronous data mirroring over virtually infinite distance, with zero latency impact. “Traditional mission-critical computing requires synchronous mirroring, perhaps from lower Manhattan to a data bunker in northern New Jersey, and then asynchronous mirroring from the bunker to a disaster recovery site in Texas,” said Jacob Broido, Chief Product Officer at INFINIDAT.
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Infinidat this week upgraded its high-end flagship storage array and added a private cloud and data protection hardware. The product launch included the Infinidat InfiniBox F6212, with 8.3 petabytes (PB) in a 42U rack. It offers twice the raw capacity of the current high-end InfiniBox F6000 models due to larger SAS disks. Infinidat arrays are all hybrids, including hard disk drives along with flash. New additions to the hardware line include the InfiniSync flash-enabled “black box” for disaster recovery and the InfiniGuard disk backup appliance. All the Infinidat hardware gear will be generally available April 1. An Infinidat-hosted Neutrix Cloud is scheduled to launch April 15. Neutrix Cloud will let Infinidat customers move applications between public cloud providers without moving the associated data.
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Today is a special day for INFINIDAT. They are announcing four important new products, markedly expanding their portfolio with their new additions. INFINIDAT have been known for their award-winning primary storage solution, the InfiniBox. This announcement represents a major milestone: a portfolio expansion that will likely prove instrumental for the further growth of INFINIDAT’s business, revenue and market share.
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A flurry of array related activity came out of Infinidat today. Well, it is a Tuesday so why the hell not. The big iron vendor told us it is squeezing out a higher capacity model, it is releasing a faster restore backup target array and a “data centre black box” billed as a zero data loss disaster recovery system, and enabling users to play off public cloud compute vendors against each other. On the data availability front the company claimed it is allowing for better protection and recovery of the data stored in its arrays, and enabling them to withstand a regional disaster.
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Today INFINIDAT announced several new products that seek to lower costs while accelerating organizations digital transformations. The company is announcing a new hardened data bunker appliance, a data protection appliance, the latest InfiniBox model, and its public cloud storage service. These announcements come at the end of 18 quarters of revenue growth for INFINIDAT. INFINIDAT states that most enterprise portfolios are disparate collections of products with incompatible features and APIs. This can add complexity, inefficiency, and raise costs to customers. The company as remedied this with its products, basing them all on its common foundational software platform.
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Infinidat may be just seven years old, but it is already considered a disruptor in the storage industry offshore. The Israeli company marked its arrival in New Zealand last week with an executive roundtable on Waiheke Island, featuring founder and storage technology icon Moshe Yanai. Locally, the first Infinidat Infinibox has been lit up to serve infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) customers at Spectrum in Auckland. Right now, Infinidat describes Spectrum as its only “active” local partner. Spectrum chief technology officer Anton Aalders told Reseller News that the provider supplies a lot of subscription services to customers, including cloud and IaaS.
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Two out of three ain’t bad, but three out of three is better – and that’s what storage vendor Infinidat claims to deliver. Usually, engineers can deliver products that meet the required parameters for any two of cost, performance and reliability, Infinidat chief executive Moshe Yanai observed. So if you want high performance and reliability, they come at a high price. Or an inexpensive yet reliable system will provide low performance. But Infinidat’s approach to storage provides all three, he told iTWire.
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The Infinidat InfiniBox hybrid, unified storage system debuted in 2015, marking the latest venture of CEO and founder Moshe Yanai. Prior to Infinidat, Yanai launched deduplication pioneer Diligent Technologies and XIV, both subsequently acquired by IBM, and he developed the high-end Symmetrix enterprise array while at EMC (now Dell EMC). Infinidat aims to make hyperscale storage available to enterprises and service providers. Its InfiniBox petabyte-scale system is designed to outperform all-flash arrays, according to Infinidat. InfiniBox unified storage places data on HDDs. Flash accounts for about 3% of the platform and is used solely as an acceleration tier. Warm data is placed on NAND flash, and cold data is stored on spinning disk.
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In 2018, we can expect to see companies realigning their IT budgets as they continue to invest in solutions for digital transformation. Add to this the continued data security headlines with new laws in the US and GDPR on a global scale — all flash solutions tip unfavorably the economic scale for IT budgets. Here is how these issues impact data storage and where companies should focus their spending efforts:
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