Infinidat extends ecosystem with InfiniBox Active-Active support for VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster

Infinidat, the provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, has announced support for VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) with Infinidat InfiniBox Active-Active Replication, providing 100% application and data availability for virtualised environments.

VMware vMSC allows a single cluster of physical host resources to operate across geographically separate data centres. Deploying vMSC with InfiniBox Active-Active replication enables high availability of applications and data across geographically distinct storage environments.

“VMware recognizes the importance of high availability for mission-critical applications,” said Pete Chargin, senior director, vSphere Platform, VMware. “Our customers around the world have standardised on vSphere for their most important applications and utilise vMSC to reduce downtime while enabling high performance. Infinidat’s vMSC reference architecture is one of the solutions that fills that need effectively for multi-petabyte enterprise environments, optimising the value of vMSC for the higher end of the enterprise market.”

InfiniBox Active-Active replication achieves zero RPO and zero RTO – enabling mission-critical business services to keep operating even through a complete site failure. InfiniBox Active-Active replication is not only faster from a latency perspective than other vendors that offer true active-active synchronous replication capability – it also provides highly predictable performance for mission-critical workloads. For applications that are essential to businesses, predictable performance is almost as critical as high availability – and Infinidat is able to provide both. 

The work extends Infinidat’s longstanding relationship with VMware. Roughly two thirds of Infinidat’s 6 exabytes of deployed storage involve VMware environments. This latest integration opens up vMSC to new potential customers who might not have implemented this type of solution yet, due to issues with performance, scalability or cost.

“This new commitment to the VMware ecosystem is an exciting next step in our relationship, which has served joint customers for more than five years now,” said Erik Kaulberg, vice president at Infinidat. “Customers who want to deploy vMSC can now get all of the benefits of Infinidat’s scale, performance, and 100% availability for their most mission-critical workloads.”

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