ESG Lab Review: Infineta Data Mobility Switch

Posted on June 08, 2011


Data growth has not slowed down over the last few years. As a matter of fact, most organizations are reporting more data growth than ever before. This growth presents a myriad of challenges, not the least of which is managing the storage and movement of data for high availability. In addition, the adoption of virtualization in the data center has enabled automated provisioning of resources as capacity requirements grow, which can put additional pressure on WAN connections between data centers.

Data center to data center traffic is very different from remote office/branch office traffic. The data reduction/optimization strategies that work for remote users running e-mail and productivity applications cannot scale to the requirements of multi-gigabit WANs supporting workflows such as storage replication and migration, distributed computing, big data transfers, and other high-performance applications. This machine to machine traffic is aggressive, bursty, and latency-sensitive, requiring high bandwidth, low latency WANs.

Providing a cost-effective solution for Hyper-scale WAN optimization, Infineta’s Data Mobility Switch (DMS) optimizes, reduces, and controls data transmission for critical applications that require high performance throughput from data center to data center. The DMS has the ability to fully utilize large WAN links and reduce the footprint of hyper-scale traffic running between data centers.

ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of the Data Mobility Switch at Infineta’s facilities in San Jose, California. Testing was designed to demonstrate the optimization, reduction, and control achieved with the DMS appliance replicating high throughout data traffic from one data center to another.

Read the review: Infineta Data Mobility Switch

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