Infinidat unveils SSA Express Software

Infinidat has introduced two new major enhancements that enrich and expand the company’s all-flash capabilities and capacity for enterprise storage.

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Infinidat is launching SSA Express Software for the InfiniBox® platform, providing a fast, all-flash engine integrated into the hybrid array. SSA Express Software eliminates the need for enterprises to purchase a separate siloed flash array to support smaller applications and workloads that require high performance at low latency. Infinidat is also expanding its InfiniBox™ SSA II solution with a new model that delivers double the capacity, along with partially populated models in a scale-up architecture for greater flexibility and control.

“SSA Express Software reimagines the InfiniBox hybrid platform, ensuring that critical applications and workloads have rapid, low-latency response rates through direct access to the flash layer, while, simultaneously, reducing costs and simplifying storage management,” said Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat. “With our new SSA Express Software, enterprise customers can consolidate an increased number of workloads to the InfiniBox hybrid’s flash layer than ever before, taking advantage of an even greater level of application workload alignment within our unique software-defined storage architecture. In addition, we are excited to introduce a new version of the industry acclaimed InfiniBox SSA II all-flash solution with double the usable capacity, ideal for enterprises with extensive high-performance application demands.”

“Infinidat’s strategy to integrate a new level of all-flash capabilities into their InfiniBox hybrid platform gives users the ability to add datasets to InfiniBox’s dedicated SSD layer for higher performance. It’s a brilliant move that opens up the InfiniBox hybrid to a wider range of enterprise applications and workloads,” said Scott Sinclair, Practice Director, Cloud, Infrastructure and DevOps at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “SSA Express expands the value InfiniBox delivers. Infinidat is also delivering increased value by expanding its InfiniBox SSA II all-flash portfolio with not only significantly more usable capacity but also a flexible, scale-up architecture that allows enterprises to grow their storage infrastructure at a pace that works best for them at a lower cost entry point.”

Launching New Innovation: SSA Express Software

SSA Express Software, which is part of Infinidat’s InfuzeOS™ operating system, was designed for enterprise customers who require fast, low-latency application response rates for a limited number of workloads and applications. It ensures that the application and workloads access the flash layer in the InfiniBox hybrid platform. The new software enables administrators to select specific datasets, applications, and workloads to reside in the SSD layer of the InfiniBox hybrid with near 100% read cache hit rate. They get the higher performance they need when they need it.

Enabling consolidation of additional workloads and providing full-flash performance on the hybrid array with SSA Express Software reduces costs, simplifies storage management, lowers IT operational requirements, and delivers ease of management – all without needing to buy a small, all-flash array to augment the hybrid system.

Doubling the Capacity of the InfiniBox SSA II and SSA II Portfolio Scale-up Architecture

The new model of the InfiniBox SSA II doubles the usable capacity (TBu) to extend the top end of this all-flash array, up to 6.635PB of effective capacity in a single 42u rack. With this expansion of the SSA II solution portfolio, Infinidat now also provides a scale-up architecture with 60%, 80% and 100% populated models. Instead of the rack being completely full of SSD (solid-state drive) modules from the start, the new InfiniBox SSA II can be populated according to the requirements of the customer, who can then grow with the SSA II over time, reducing the entry price point for the award-winning InfiniBox SSA II without sacrificing performance.

The doubling of the SSA II's capacity gives enterprises the ability to advance a greener data center with reduced enterprise power and cooling needs, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) beyond what is currently possible with existing systems. Reducing power usage per effective PB by enlarging the capacity within the same sized rack meets sustainability requirements and fulfills the promise of green IT. Increased sustainability translates into improving the return on investment (ROI).

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