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Infinidat InfiniGuard – Product Brief

Last updated January 16th, 2023 for end of year updates. Concise 6-page overview of InfiniDAT's Infiniguard. Includes overview, highlights, EvaluScale review and more. Download the full Product Brief now!

Infinidat is an Israel-based company that draws upon experience gained by key company executives, including founder and CEO Moshe Yanai, while designing and delivering EMC Symmetrix and IBM XIV systems. Its flagship offering is its high-end, petabytescale InfiniBox storage systems. InfiniBox is used as the backend storage for Infinidat’s InfiniGuard data protection systems – the focus of this Evaluator Group Product Brief. Our separate InfiniBox Product Brief covers InfiniBox in more detail.

InfiniGuard consists of three stateless Data Deduplication Engines (DDEs) that are deployed as nodes in front of and integrated with an InfiniBox, creating a target backup-to-disk appliance that integrates with popular backup applications including Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and Veeam.

InfiniBox systems use nodes of Intel-based servers. They are preinstalled in a 42U rack solution with four drive enclosures preconfigured. The device enclosure contains up to 60 top-load NLSAS disks that are 7,200 RPM for a total for 240 disks per system. The N+2 architecture used provides high availability (HA), and the InfiniGuard DDEs are deployed in a 2+1 configuration for additional availability. The controllers are interconnected with InfiniBand remote direct memory access (RDMA) networking. They connect to the attached disk storage enclosures with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) switching. Three models of InfiniGuard solutions, the B4306 and B4312, and B4320, are available.

InfiniDAT InfiniGuard Product Brief Includes: 

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group Opinion

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