Storage Unpacked 258 – Introducing Infinidat G4, InfuzeOS 8 and InfiniSafe ACP (Sponsored)

Chris EvansAll-Flash, Cloud, Data Protection, Guest Speakers, Infinidat, Sponsored, Storage Hardware, Storage Unpacked Podcast

In this episode, Chris talks to Infinidat CMO, Eric Herzog. Infinidat has announced one of the biggest upgrades in eight years, with the release of InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA G4, the fourth generation of enterprise-class storage. Accompanying the new hardware is an upgrade to InfuzeOS, the Infinidat storage operating system, and a new feature for InfiniSafe – Automated Cyber Protection, or ACP.

Infinidat has upgraded both the InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA platforms with a generation 4 release that includes a switch to AMD processors. Using the EPYC 9554P enables Infinidat to use a single-socket design, while gaining from the move to DDR5 system memory and PCIe 5.0 I/O. The savings to the customer are space, power and cooling. The AMD move also enables Infinidat to release new hardware configurations, including a 14U rack-mount solution for edge data centres, rather than just the custom rack used to ship existing products.

InfuzeOS gains an upgrade to version 8, with support for InfuzeOS in the public cloud on Microsoft Azure (AWS was announced last year). The new hardware and software improvements result in a 2x performance gain for customers. One final announcement covers InfiniSafe and the ability to automate snapshots through the integration of cyber-detection technology with InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA. Customers can now automate the creation of immutable snapshots if their SIEM or SOAR platform detects malicious activity. This capability reduces the size of the threat window and the potential volume of data needing recovery, should a breach occur.

There’s a lot more detail in the podcast, so go ahead and listen! For more information on any of the announcements in this podcast episode, visit

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  • 00:00:00 – Intros
  • 00:01:00 – What’s new with Infinidat? G4 hardware, InfuzeOS updates and InfiniSafe ACP
  • 00:01:40 – G4 -new platform, both hybrid & all-flash, using AMD processors
  • 00:02:50 – Processor choice is available, but software is the key
  • 00:04:00 – InfuzeOS 8.0 is compatible with previous hardware generations
  • 00:04:40 – How has the physical specification of systems changed?
  • 00:07:15 – 14U option now available for use in standard racks
  • 00:10:00 – Why new form factor? Increased TAM
  • 00:11:00 – New controller upgrade programme introduced – Mobius
  • 00:12:15 – In-place upgrades are more practical with flash systems
  • 00:15:29 – What is InfiniVerse?
  • 00:18:25 – Fleet Management is now table stakes – and a differentiator
  • 00:20:17 – InfuzeOS is now available in AWS and Azure
  • 00:24:45 – Why use a cloud SDS solution – portability
  • 00:27:09 – InfiniSafe – what is Automated Cyber Protection?
  • 00:29:02 – Guaranteed immutable snapshots & recovery times
  • 00:33:39 – Dynamic snapshots based on threat identification reduces threat windows
  • 00:37:00 – ACP provides an holistic approach to data security
  • 00:40:41 – InfiniSafe cyber-protection now scans VMware virtual machine datastores
  • 00:44:00 – What is the availability of all the new offerings?
  • 00:45:30 – Live demos and Webinars are coming over the next few months
  • 00:46:42 – Wrap Up

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