January 26, 2012
Key patent strengthens infineta's competitive advantage and validates its game-changing approach to WAN optimization for big traffic
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 26 — Infineta Systems, the first and only provider of WAN optimization systems for Big Traffic workflows, today announced that it has received a patent (U.S. No. 8,078,593) for its ground-breaking deduplication ("dedupe") technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent captures Infineta's considerable research towards a massively parallel dedupe algorithm that can be implemented with significantly less computational complexity compared to the prior art while making optimal use of available I/O bandwidth. The patented technology serves as the basis for Infineta's flagship WAN optimization product, the Data Mobility Switch (DMS).
"WAN-based replication of large data sets is forcing WAN optimization data rates to climb into the 10s of gigabits/sec," said Joe Skorupa, Research VP Data Center Convergence at Gartner. "As a result, deduplication algorithms that cost-effectively scale to very high data rates will be critical to enable business continuity/disaster recovery."
Infineta's newly awarded patent represents an important breakthrough in WAN optimization technology for Big Traffic workflows that traverse enterprise WAN networks. With enterprise data sets reaching aggregate volumes in the 100s of terabytes to petabytes, and storage needs doubling every year, there is a dire need for scalable WAN optimization solutions to accelerate the large volumes of data being transferred between datacenters.
Unlike WAN optimization solutions built using previously-patented dedupe algorithms, Infineta's solutions, enabled by its new patent, can reduce traffic footprints at multi-Gigabit speeds while incurring only microseconds of dedupe processing latency. While Infineta is focused on WAN optimization for Big Traffic, its high-speed dedupe technology also has possible applications in other market segments, such as inline and post-processing dedupe for storage systems.
"We are very proud to have been awarded this game-changing new patent, which validates our multi-year research effort and the uniqueness of our approach to deduplication," stated K.V.S. Ramarao, Ph.D., CTOand co-founder of Infineta Systems. "Our patent disrupts the status quo and breaks the longstanding deadlock other WAN opt vendors have had on dedupe technology, while raising the bar for new solutions and opening doors to new markets beyond WAN optimization."
According to In Sik Rhee, general partner at Rembrandt Venture Partners and Infineta Board member, "Infineta applied for this patent in 2009 with a vision for how this new deduplication technology would transform the entire WAN optimization market. As the first approved patent out of several more that are pending for Infineta, it solidifies Infineta's technology leadership and underscores its ability to truly meet the requirements of its growing list of enterprise customers."
About Infineta Systems
Based in San Jose, Calif., Infineta Systems is a privately-held, leading provider of WAN optimization systems for Big Traffic. 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 BCDR (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 www.infineta.com.
Source: Infineta Systems, Inc.
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