2011 Products of the Year

Infineta Systems Inc. Data Mobility Switch (DMS)

Infineta's DMS places third in the networking equipment category in Storage magazine's/SearchStorage.com's 2011 Products of the Year competition. To get a complete listing of all our winners, please read our best data storage products of 2011 guide

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The Data Mobility Switch (DMS), Infineta Systems Inc.’s first product release, is a wide-area network (WAN) optimization system that improves throughput on multigigabit WAN links for high-speed replication, remote backup, storage and server virtualization, and remote virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementations. The DMS accelerates inter-data center traffic at up to 10 Gbps; it can handle intensive, bursty traffic by supporting 1 Gbps speeds per flow, and reduces WAN traffic footprint by 5x to 10x.

Our judges gave it high scores for performance, with one calling it the “highest performing WAN optimizer currently on [the] market.”

Its hardware-based deduplication engine also optimizes WAN links by reducing the amount of data passing through the pipe. Because the DMS deduplication processing is hardware based, its algorithm examines 4 KB data chunks without performance degradation. One judge called the DMS dedupe technology a “significant innovation.”

The DMS’s QoS tools guarantee WAN bandwidth availability for latency-sensitive applications. Administrators can carve out minimum data rates for individual classes of service.

The Infineta Data Mobility Switch is built around a non-blocking, high-capacity switch plane, so it can be deployed inline for less network disruption during implementation. The DMS offers a pay-as-you-grow model; administrators can initially purchase a 2 Gbps or 5 Gbps model, and upgrade to 5 Gbps or 10 Gbps through a software upgrade. Pricing starts at $68,000.

Find out the other winners in the Networking Equipment category.

This was first published in February 2012

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