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INFINIDAT's Storage Solution Enables Tricore Solutions to Expand its Data Storage Capacity

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

FREMONT, CA: In order to increase storage capacity and operational efficiency of its mission-critical applications, TriCore Solutions, a provider of cloud and managed application services, implements INFINIDAT’s petabyte scale enterprise array termed InfiniBox.

The process of allocating storage space in storage area network (SAN) server within a networked computing environment has been a tedious process for Tricore storage engineers. By automating storage provisioning for TriCore, InfiniBox makes the process significantly faster and saves valuable time.

TriCore is using InfiniBox to run its customers’ mission-critical systems including Oracle EBS and PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. The Operating systems running on InfiniBox include Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris, and the virtual environments include VMware and Oracle VM.

InfiniBox’s RESTful interface enables Tricore to manage hosts and storage, provisioning and collection of performance statistics from any other interface. As the output derived from the storage array is in JSON, storage engineers are able to use the web browser for reporting, monitoring and managing the system.

Offering performance, reliability and management benefits, the storage array’s total cost of ownership (TCO) has been one of the driving forces for its selection by Tricore. As all software licenses are included with the hardware of InfiniBox, Tricore will not have to pay any additional cost.

“InfiniBox yields huge benefits to cloud providers that need increasingly larger storage capacities, yet want to optimize their floor space, cooling and power requirements in their data centers. InfiniBox sustained increased times relative to the IOPS that we observed from other storage systems, many of which were all flash arrays. The InfiniBox performance is measurably superior to other storage solutions tested,” says Matt Iavarone, Director of Systems and Storage Infrastructure, TriCore Solutions.