Infinidat Adds All-Flash Capabilities in InfiniBox SSA & Introduces Higher-Capacity Model

This week, Infinidat announced that it has increased the capacity of it InfiniBox SSA II array and introduced new scalability options for its entry-level models. It also unveiled a unique software capability delivers the power of an all-flash array from within InfiniBox for workloads that need that extra bit of performance.

News: All-Flash Performance from SSA Express

Infinidat’s launched SSA Express Software for the InfiniBox platform, integrating a fast, all-flash engine into their hybrid array. This eliminates the need for enterprises to buy separate flash arrays for high-performance applications.

The SSA Express Software is designed for enterprises requiring rapid, low-latency responses for specific workloads. It optimizes flash layer access, improving performance without needing a separate all-flash array. These enhancements enable cost reduction, simplified storage management, and lower IT operational requirements.

SSA Express transforms the InfiniBox’s existing flash cache into an all-flash array (AFA) for enhanced performance. The software allows specific datasets and workloads to reside in the SSD layer, eliminating the need for a separate AFA for high-performance applications.

SSA Express software, delivered as part of InfuzeOS v7.3, offers up to 320TB of usable all-flash capacity and supports most existing InfiniBox systems. It enables applications to achieve near 100% read cache hit rates. Infinidat’s engineers have used some degree of magic, as the new functionality doesn’t impact the overall performance of the box.

The SSA Express software will be available in Q4 2023

News: Larger (and smaller) InfiniBox SSA II

Infinidat has expanded its InfiniBox SSA II solution, doubling the capacity and offering flexible, partially populated models. This allows customers to scale their storage infrastructure as needed, reducing the entry cost.

The expanded SSA II model offers up to 6.635PB of effective capacity in a single 42u rack. It provides scale-up flexibility with various populated models, allowing customers to customize their setup over time.

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This reduces the entry cost and supports greener data centers, reducing power and cooling requirements and enhancing sustainability. Ultimately, these improvements contribute to a better return on investment (ROI).

Recognizing that not all users need the full capacity offered by its InfiniBox SSA, Infinidat is changing how the product can be purchased with its Scale Up for SSA. The entry-level InfiniBox SSA models now offer 60 and 80 percent capacity populated models that can scale up to 100 percent capacity as storage needs grow.

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The new InfiniBox SSA II is available today.


Infinidat’s steady cadence of product updates stands apart in the usually slow-moving storage industry. This week’s diverse announcements arrived just a few months after Infinidat’s last batch of updates, which introduced its InfuzeOS Cloud Edition and InfiniSafe Cyber Detection. 

Infinidat commitment to continued innovation is paying off. Gartner today announced that Infinidat is named a leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage for the sixth consecutive year. This follows Infinidat being recognized by GigaOM, Infinidat winning “Most Innovative Hyperscaler Implementation” at Flash Memory Summit, and awards from both CRN and Storage Magazine – all within the past three months.

Awards aside, a company is measured by how its customers receive it. In an announcement released last month describing its first-half momentum, Infinidat announced that the company continued its momentum of solid growth and execution with 29% year-over-year growth in bookings for January through June 2023. Building on a robust 2022, Infinidat also delivered top-line revenue growth and profitable, cashflow-positive operating results in the 1H 2023 period.

Infinidat’s success is attributed to its ability to provide highly differentiated solutions tailored to the most demanding IT environments. The offerings announced this week only reinforce that reputation.

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