Network infrastructure startup Infineta Systems introduced its groundbreaking system architecture to power a new generation of products to address the urgent need for very high-speed enterprise data center interconnects. At the center of this architecture is Infineta's Velocity Dedupe Engine, a hardware-based data reduction technology designed to increase levels of throughput, scalability and bandwidth capacity for addressing the rise in data center-to-data center traffic. A full lineup of products built around the Velocity Dedupe Engine will be generally available in the second half of 2010, the company said.
The architecture offers distributed processing, with specialized components each dedicated to performing essential pipelined functions that execute millions of packet processing decisions simultaneously, massively parallel design, a non-sequential packet analysis combined with multistage redundancy removal for improved dedupe efficacy. Dedupe is performed in programmable logic, a hardware-based network deduplication that the company said enables sustained high levels of data reduction ratios at any speed.
"The value we bring to customers is straightforward - dramatically lower costs and increase control for their critical data center-to-data center traffic," says Raj Kanaya, co-founder and CEO, Infineta Systems. "Ultimately, customers will be able to leverage the Infineta solution to build a high performance inter-data center fabric, transforming a rigid and inflexible model into an agile enterprise -global area network' of pooled resources for a more powerful and cost-effective computing experience."
According to a recently conducted independent customer survey, the majority of large enterprises with $1 billion USD or more in revenues (68 percent of respondents) will experience at least a doubling or tripling of their data center-to-data center traffic in the next 2-4 years. The survey goes on to reveal that this growth figure, however large, may pale in comparison to the rate of growth this data center interconnect will see in the years ahead once more traffic types emerge with the adoption of cross-site virtualization, storage federation, and private clouds.
"We are at the doorstep of a major shift in data center architecture where the demarcation lines separating geographically dispersed data centers are gradually being blurred at the network and the storage layer as customers realize the powerful advantages of an infrastructure where services are portable," said Mornay Van Der Walt, director of technical marketing for VMware. "This type of -IT as-a-service' model depends on a fast, global-scale network of data centers orchestrating and delivering services as if it were one logical, high performance pool. Infineta's technology can complement VMware vSphere to help enable this emerging enterprise data center architecture."