Infinidat launches next-generation InfiniBox G4 family of cyber secure storage arrays

Infinidat launches next-generation InfiniBox G4 family of cyber secure storage arrays

Leading provider of enterprise storage solutions also expands InfiniVerse Platform for Infrastructure Consumption Services.

Infinidat has launched the InfiniBox G4 family of next-generation storage arrays for all-flash and hybrid configurations, along with a series of significant enhancements and new capabilities that advance the company’s InfiniVerse infrastructure consumption services platform.

The new Infinidat G4 storage arrays deliver up to twice the performance of the current generation of InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA II solutions and include a new lifecycle management controller upgrade option called InfiniVerse Mobius. This launch also includes support for Microsoft Azure public cloud with InfuzeOS Cloud Edition; and enhancements to Infinidat’s industry acclaimed InfiniSafe enterprise cyber storage resilience and recovery solution. The InfiniSafe enhancements include new Automated Cyber Protection (ACP), InfiniSafe Cyber Detection capabilities for VMware environments, and the extension of InfiniSafe Cyber Detection to Infinidat’s InfiniGuard purpose-built backup appliance in the second half of 2024.

“We’re excited to announce the new InfiniBox G4 systems and the many new enhancements that expand our InfiniVerse platform and STaaS initiatives, cybersecurity capabilities, infrastructure lifecycle management and hybrid multi-cloud support, culminating significant product development efforts and field engagement with our partners and customers,” said Phil Bullinger, CEO, Infinidat.

Paul Rapier, VP of Information Technology at the Detroit Pistons, said: “Infinidat’s latest enterprise storage offerings are truly remarkable in their scope and scale. The InfiniBox G4 family showcases exceptional performance, features, and cost-efficiency.

“Their platform-centric strategy, augmented by the improved InfiniVerse, builds upon an already robust system. The company’s efforts in enhancing cyber resilience for enterprises, particularly through the new InfiniSafe Automated Cyber Protection, are noteworthy for data security. Additionally, the expanded support for hybrid cloud storage is a game-changer, simplifying operations in a hybrid multi-cloud environment and delivering superior business and technical benefits.”

Scott Sinclair, Practice Director, Cloud, Infrastructure and DevOps at Enterprise Strategy Group, said: “The new InfiniBox G4 family adds a new level of performance, expanding beyond the already impressive benchmarks set by previous Infinidat generations. The enhancements to InfiniSafe continue Infinidat’s track record of innovation in high-end enterprise storage cyber resilience and recovery. The addition of support for Microsoft Azure opens up new customer segments for Infinidat, simplifying hybrid-cloud adoption. The release is a testament to the company’s adherence to building enterprise-level solutions that you can trust – while, happily, not breaking the bank either.”

The launch outlines major innovations across the Infinidat storage portfolio, optimized by a platform-native architecture for enterprise storage. The company’s new solutions include a completely new storage array family built from the ground up that substantially extends Infinidat’s cyber storage resilience and real-world application performance.

Additionally, the elements of this launch expand Infinidat’s capabilities of protecting mission-critical data and simplifying IT operations across hybrid multi-cloud environments.

The new InfiniBox G4 solution is billed as a breakthrough with its leap ahead in performance, delivering an improvement of up to 2x. The InfiniBox SSA G4 all-flash solution provides a scale-up architecture with 60%, 80% and 100% populated models, while the InfiniBox G4 hybrid system continues as a fully-populated offering. The new all-flash storage solutions also now include the small footprint InfiniBox SSA G4 F1400T model, requiring only 14RU that starts at 155 terabytes (TB) usable capacity (387TB effective capacity) at a very affordable price, while delivering all the InfiniBox SSA capabilities and InfuzeOS features. The SSA G4 F1400T family can be installed in a customer’s existing data center racks or those at a colocation facility.

The InfiniBox G4 series introduces a new set of foundational elements, powered by InfuzeOS, which is Infinidat’s software defined storage operating system. The G4 is pitched as ‘pushing the boundaries’ of enterprise-class storage solutions by leveraging the next generation of powerful and energy efficient CPU technology. PCI Express 5.0 supports faster devices with massive bandwidth and blistering I/O speeds.

The new solutions are backed by the company’s SLA-driven, enterprise-proven guarantees: performance, 100% availability, cyber resilience, and the enhanced data services built into InfuzeOS.

In support of the new InfiniBox series, Infinidat is also introducing a new lifecycle management controller upgrade program, InfiniVerse Mobius. Over the lifecycle of an array, the customer will have the option to upgrade the controllers to level up the storage system and seamlessly extend its life in their data infrastructure.

This launch announcement showcases significant enhancements to a range of cyber resilient storage capabilities and infrastructure services, including:

  • InfiniSafe Automated Cyber Protection (ACP) – Automated cybersecurity capability reduces the threat window for cyberattacks, enabling customers to integrate into their Security Operations Centers (SOC), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) cyber security software applications, and simple syslog functions for less complex environments.
  • InfiniSafe Cyber Detection for VMware – Access to InfiniSafe cyber resilience capabilities to combat cyberattacks has been expanded into VMware environments.
  • Innovation Incorporated into the InfiniVerse Platform – New consumption services and enhanced Storage-as-a-Service capabilities improve the ability to procure and utilize storage infrastructure.
  • InfuzeOS Cloud Edition for Azure – New support in InfuzeOS Cloud Edition extends the InfiniBox experience into the Microsoft Azure public cloud, adding to the existing support of AWS.
  • InfiniSafe Cyber Detection for InfiniGuard – Cyber detection will be extended onto the InfiniGuard purpose-built backup appliance to help enterprises resist and quickly recover from cyberattacks.

“Infinidat has carved out a very unique leadership position as the only storage vendor to offer an automated enterprise storage cyber protection solution that seamlessly integrates with cyber security software applications,” said Chris Evans, Principal Analyst, Architecting IT.

“Infinidat’s newly launched InfiniSafe Automated Cyber Protection (ACP) that easily meshes with the SIEM, SOAR or Security Operations Centers is exactly what enterprises need to include enterprise storage as a comprehensive approach to combat cyber threats. This proactive cyber protection technique is extremely valuable, as it enables taking immediate immutable snapshots of data at the first sign of a potential cyberattack.”

Ryan Walker, CIO, Net3, said: “Infinidat is reinforcing the things that create real business and technical value and providing attractive options to define the future: high performance with the G4 solution, cyber resilience with InfiniSafe ACP, hybrid multi-cloud support, and expanded flexibility with the InfiniVerse platform.”

Infinidat Channel Partners had their say too.

Walter Rival, CTO, Eastern Computer Exchange, said: “Infinidat is blazing a new path with their next-generation InfiniBox G4 system, their InfiniVerse platform, and their InfiniSafe Software for cyber storage resilience and recovery. Introducing these next level solutions to our global customer base strengthens the elevated data center architecture we strive to deliver.”

Liam Mugford, Head of Partner Development, CMS Distribution, said: “The slew of new solutions that Infinidat has launched is quite impressive – dramatically expanding their offering with a next-generation storage solution as well as laying out a multi-phase plan to take their InfiniVerse platform to greater heights. The new InfiniSafe Automated Cyber Protection solution is on-point for today’s cyber threat landscape, and Infinidat’s expansion of support for hybrid, multi-cloud environments, with their addition of Microsoft Azure support is exactly what is needed.”

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