Infineta Systems Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go WAN Optimization Service for Cloud and Data Center Migration Projects

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New Service Uses Infineta’s Flagship WAN Optimization Technology to Help Companies Complete Migration Jobs Faster without Incurring Capital Expenditures

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Infineta’s DMA service offering is an innovative use of optimization technology,” commented Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “This is a smart move by Infineta to leverage its technology as a service offering.

Infineta Systems, a provider of Hyper-scale WAN optimization systems, announced today the availability of its Data Migration Accelerator, a first-of-a-kind, pay-as-you-go WAN optimization service offering built around the company’s flagship Data Mobility Switch (DMS) solution. Infineta’s Data Migration Accelerator (DMA) service enables enterprises to significantly cut data center consolidation, cloud data migration and new data center application rollout times. Infineta’s DMA service helps enterprises cut migration project times by 80% or more, resulting in reduced overall project costs and increased business agility — without requiring any capital expenditures or long-term financial commitments. Like the company’s flagship product, Infineta’s new DMA service accelerates traffic over WAN links at up to 10 Gbps rates, while expanding WAN capacity by 5-10X and guaranteeing network capacity for critical inter-data center traffic flows.

With the advent of cloud computing, server and storage virtualization, new business continuity initiatives, and the fact that mission critical datasets are doubling in size every two years on average, organizations are being forced to periodically initiate large data migration projects that can each span multiple quarters. Whether the goal is to reduce the number of in-use data centers, provision a new data center for improved data protection, roll out a new application worldwide, or take periodic snapshots of critical data for vaulting into the cloud, long distance data migration is an essential part of today’s application and data availability strategies.

To achieve underlying business goals, data migration projects must be completed quickly and efficiently in order to minimize operational disruptions such as application downtime and data center outages, avoid operational expenditure (OpEx) overruns, and manage IT staffing costs. Until now, WAN optimization vendors have only offered businesses the conventional, long-term licensing option, forcing IT managers to instead purchase additional WAN capacity at great expense (in the hundreds of thousands of dollars) to complete data migration projects on schedule. In addition to requiring these hefty cost expenditures, the acquisition of additional WAN capacity typically doesn’t result in reduced migration times.

“Infineta’s DMA service offering is an innovative use of optimization technology. Its ability to accelerate massive data migrations and minimize the time to value for new data centers and equipment should definitely be welcomed by both enterprise IT and storage vendors. Anything to reduce the amount of time, the cost and the risk associated with data migrations between data centers is a good thing,” commented Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “This is a smart move by Infineta to leverage its technology as a service offering and will help to introduce its capabilities to a much broader audience.”

With Infineta’s DMA service offering, companies can now utilize the industry’s only Hyper-scale WAN optimization solution to cut data migration completion times by 80% or more — all this over their pre-existing WAN infrastructure, and without incurring any capital expenditures. Infineta’s pay-as-you-go data migration service enables companies to achieve the following:

  •     Improve the enterprise’s business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) standing by bringing new data centers online faster, and by quickly decommissioning old data centers
  •     Increase business agility by enabling rapid data center applications deployment
  •     Avoid large capital expenditure (CapEx) and meet cost reduction commitments, while keeping up with aggressive data migration requirements
  •     Curtail expenditures on additional WAN capacity by leveraging existing WAN infrastructure
  •     Reduce OpEx on project staff and equipment by 4-5X

The following scenario illustrates the value delivered by Infineta’s DMA service for critical migration projects: An enterprise migrating 500TB of data from a Northern California data center to a new facility in Virginia over a 1Gbps WAN can reduce their migration time from 6 months down to a few weeks by utilizing the DMA service. The savings realized by retiring the Northern California data center faster, curtailing staff and equipment expenditures, and not having to provision additional WAN bandwidth makes the DMA service an even more attractive option for the migration project.

“While many companies require a long-term WAN optimization solution to help them manage the ever-increasing influx of traffic traveling between data centers, there are an increasing number of WAN optimization use cases where a short-term solution may be optimal from a financial and operational standpoint,” said Raj Kanaya, Infineta’s co-founder and CEO. “Our new service offering is in direct response to businesses asking if we could offer the groundbreaking capabilities of Infineta’s Data Mobility Switch, but with a more flexible usage option. We’re pleased to offer this attractive alternative to businesses that, until recently, only considered WAN bandwidth upgrades a viable solution for their data migration needs.”

Infineta’s DMA service is available immediately and is offered as a 3-month initial rental. The service includes top-tier professional service and support, with the option to extend the rental as required.

About Infineta Systems
Based in San Jose, California, Infineta Systems is a privately-held provider of Hyper-scale WAN optimization systems. The company’s patent-pending Velocity Dedupe Engine™ delivers unprecedented levels of throughput, scalability and bandwidth capacity to support critical machine-scale workflows across the data center interconnect. Its flagship product, the Infineta Data Mobility Switch, accelerates multi-gigabit BC/DR (business continuity/disaster recovery), cross-site virtualization, and Big Data traffic. The company is backed by Rembrandt Venture Partners, Alloy Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.infineta.com.

Infineta, Infineta Systems, Data Mobility Switch, and Velocity Dedupe Engine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infineta Systems, Inc., in the U.S. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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