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InfiniDAT InfiniBox – Product Analysis

Last updated August 15th, 2019 for updated models. 16-page report covering hardware architecture, software architecture, reliability, availability, serviceability and performance of InfiniDAT InfiniBox. Published November 9th, 2015.

The InfiniDAT InfiniBox storage system is an enterprise storage system targeted for usage in open systems environments as both a block storage system with either SAN or direct attachment and as a file storage NAS system using NFS over Ethernet. The InfiniBox is based on a scale-out architecture of standard servers with storage enclosures directly attached over SAS and executing the embedded system software to provide a scalable, high-performance storage solution.

The InfiniDAT InfiniBox storage system is an evolution of architecture from the Israeli company headed by Moshe Yanai, drawing upon experience learned in delivering EMC Symmetrix and IBM XIV systems previously. The InfiniBox has two models that provide storage with disk drives and DRAM and Flash as cache. The system is a scale out architecture but the first models are configured with three controllers and eight drive enclosures. The controllers are interconnected using InfiniBand with RDMA access between them.

InfiniDAT InfiniBox Product Analysis Includes: 

  • An Overview
  • Hardware architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Serviceability
  • Performance
  • Evaluator Group’s Comments
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