WALTHAM, Mass. — The data storage company Infinidat is rolling out the latest version of its InfiniGuard appliance and software for data protection.
Infinidat’s upgraded InfiniGuard offering is intended to deliver significant updates for data protection, disaster recovery, and business continuity, while strengthening cyber resilience, according to Infinidat this month.
As the threat of cyber attacks continues to rise, Infinidate believes inadequate protection of stored data is “the equivalent to leaving a bank vault door open and unguarded.”
Data storage can “no longer be considered separate from a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.”
InfiniGuard’s updated cyber-resilience capabilities through InfiniSafe software combine immutable snapshots, logical air gapping, fenced/isolated networks, and “virtually instantaneous” data recovery into a single platform.
Logical air gapping is designed to create a gap between the source storage and the immutable snapshots, while remote air gapping sends data to a remote InfiniGuard system, according to Infinidat. The fenced/isolated network provides a safe location to provide forensic analysis of backup data sets to identify a copy of the data that is free from malware or ransomware and can be safely restored. Once a backup data set has been identified, the data can be recovered, regardless of the size of the data set, and made available to the backup software for restoration.
By using immutable snapshots, InfiniGuard is set up to ensure that the copies of the data cannot be altered, deleted, or edited, providing assurance in the integrity of the data. Overall, recovery time should be in “a matter of minutes,” not hours or days.
Infinidat has also increased the InfiniGuard system performance from 74 TB per hour to up to 180 TB per hour. Backup windows can be reduced by as much as 50%, reducing the impact of the backup process on applications, primary storage, and primary servers as well as the time it takes for remote replication.
Phil Bullinger, CEO of Infinidat, said the latest InfiniGuard “transforms what is possible” for data protection and backup and “sets a new standard for preparedness” in the face of increasing cyber attacks.