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Infinidat de-risks storage
To give customers increased reliability, agility and flexibility in managing their high-end storage infrastructure, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com), the leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions announces new offerings which reduce storage infrastructure costs, mitigate the risks of technology failures and deficits, and adds an extensible NVMe over Fabrics option.
Included are free data migrations for new customers. This means that companies seeking to upgrade, rationalize, or consolidate their storage infrastructure no longer have to let migration costs and risks or skills shortages hold them back. By removing the uncertainties that normally accompany migrations, new customers can at least double their capacity relative to All Flash Array solutions without increasing budgets.
Data availability is guaranteed, and Infinidat is fully committed to customers and prospects that they will never experience downtime caused by Infinidat. Should a covered customer ever suffer an unexpected downtime event, Infinidat will provide the appropriate remedies depending on the business model in place, and do root-cause analysis to ensure that the downtime event will be a one-off event, the exception that proves the rule.
With an elastic pricing model, customers no longer have to choose between low cost and flexibility. Elastic Pricing offers customers the ability to purchase Base Capacity, rent Burst Capacity, and convert Burst to Base Capacity at any time – without penalties or premiums. This eliminates the need for customers to pay a premium or make a long-term commitment for short-term storage needs while providing the ability to add capacity on demand.
In addition, the release of InfiniBox software V5.6, NVMe/TCP sees Infinidat chose NVMe/TCP as its first generally available NVMe protocol because customers are already delighted with the InfiniBox performance over Fibre Channel SANs, and NVMe/TCP allows prospects and customers to leverage their existing investments in Ethernet.
A growing number of next-generation data centers are being built exclusively on Ethernet network infrastructure, and NVMe/TCP is compatible with visions of a software defined data center (SDDC). Infinidat’s support of NVMe over Fabrics will expand to include FC and RoCE as customer demands dictate. In addition, by adding support for NVMe over Fabrics, Infinidat is helping customers significantly improve/reduce latency, without incurring significant costs.
“As a service provider, every technology decision we make is focused on improving user experience,” says Marc Creviere, Principal Systems Engineer, US Signal Company (www.ussignal.com). “Infinidat’s NVMe-oF strategy shows continued innovation that enables US Signal as well as our customers. This helps us maintain a shared vision for delivering high performance software-defined datacenters at scale, both for the present and as needs evolve.”