The InfiniDAT storage systems are an evolution of architecture from the Israeli company headed by Moshe Yanai, drawing upon experience gained designing and delivering EMC Symmetrix and IBM XIV systems in the past.
This Product Brief is focused on InfiniDAT’s InfiniGuard offering, which involves integrating three Data Deduplication Engines (DDE) as nodes in front of an InfiniBox storage system to provide a target backup to disk appliance for popular backup applications. All of the components are pre-installed in a 42U rack solution for delivery to customers. The deduplication technology for the DDEs comes through a partnership Quantum. The DDEs are configured in an 2+1 HA configuration that provides enterprise availability to the storage pool. The inline deduplication technology uses variable block sizes that are application aware. VTL, NAS, and OST protocols are supported simultaneously and application integrations such as Veeam and RMAN are provided. Data deduplication is across the entire storage pool regardless of protocol. WAN-optimized, encrypted Replication to local and/or remote InfiniGuard systems is included with the solution.
The InfiniBox system is a scale-out architecture, however the model integrated into InfiniGuard (InfiniBox F6212) is pre-configured with three controllers and eight drive enclosures. The controllers are interconnected using InfiniBand with RDMA access between them. The InfiniBox Storage System uses nodes of Intel-based servers and attached disk storage enclosures that are connected to the controllers with SAS switching. The device enclosure contains up to 60 top-load NL-SAS disks that are 7,200 RPM for a total for 480 disks per system. The design philosophy is for a very highly available system and uses an N+2 redundancy for toleration of failures. For more information on the InfiniBox product used as the backend storage, see the InfiniBox Product Brief.
InfiniDAT InfiniGuard Product Brief Includes:
- Usage and Deployment
- Evaluator Group EvaluScale
- Evaluator Group’s Opinion
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