Show 62 – Technical Deep-Dive – Infineta Data Mobility Switch (DMS) Hyper-scale WAN Optimization

Haseeb Budhani, VP of Products at Infineta, chats with Greg and Ethan to do a technical deep-dive of Infineta’s Data Mobility Switch (DMS) in this sponsored show. The DMS is the industry’s first Hyper-scale WAN optimization solution that can fill WAN pipes as large as 10Gbps. Targeting customers who need to accelerate replication, backup traffic, Hadoop, and similar data sets between data centers, Infineta is offering a solution that (as far as the Packet Pushers know) no one else is offering at this time. What used to take an array of WAN accelerators can now be handled by a single piece of hardware at each DC.

  • Infineta is focused solely on Hyper-scale WANs – data center to data center traffic.
  • Infineta starts where other WAN optimization vendors leave off. The smallest Infineta box accelerates multiple Gigabits per second.
  • Merchant silicon is used (as opposed to x86 architecture) to allow deduplication of data streams at speeds up to 10Gbps.
In this deep-dive, we discuss the following with Haseeb:
  • In-path versus out-of-path deployments.
  • Implications for data center routing architectures.
  • Hardware redundancy.
  • TCP stream manipulation.
  • The effect of interdatacenter path changes on in-flight accelerated traffic.
  • Why disk caching doesn’t work at 10Gbps, and what the DMS does instead.
  • Integrating a DMS-accelerated data stream with security devices.
  • Working with the DMS interface.


Data Mobility Switch (DMS) Overview

Ethan Banks
Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, has been managing networks for higher ed, government, financials and high tech since 1995. Ethan co-hosts the Packet Pushers Podcast, which has seen over 3M downloads and reaches over 10K listeners. With whatever time is left, Ethan writes for fun & profit, studies for certifications, and enjoys science fiction. @ecbanks
Ethan Banks
Ethan Banks
  • Markh1289

    Most interesting …
    … I could hardly believe my ears when it was revealed Infineta use the following acronym,
    Will the next version start 802……. ?

    • Ethan Banks

      ISL is used generically to mean “inter-switch link”. The acronym does not automatically refer to Cisco’s legacy proprietary trunking method, especially these days as Cisco ISL has been dead for quite some time.