Scale Out Storage overview

SANCluster InfinityScale is an unique Scale Out storage solution designed for large-scale, data-intensive applications. InfinityScale is a fully POSIX-compliant parallel file system provides the best price and performance storage solution. SANCluster InfinityScale Storage has proven customer successes in Internet, oil & gas, life sciences & bioinformatics, media & entertainment, video surveillance, education and government for high performance storage solutions.


SANCluster InfinityScale Storage capacity and performance is based on linear expansion. Based on a non-disruptive systems expansion and predictable capacity and performance increase, InfinityScale Scale Out-Solution provides best ROI for your storage budget and growth.

Global Namespace

Increased storage is accessible in the same location or folders. Server shared storage disks are increased under the same storage.


SANCluster InfinityScale Storage is designed for data & metadata intensive workload. It utilizes ~90% of network performance. InfinityScale Storage File System is optimized for both large files (>10GB) and small files (KB-sized). Large files are striped as 64MB sections across storage nodes. The aggregate throughput grows linearly when adding more iStore nodes.

With the world’s leading clustered metadata technology, InfinityScale enables the support of large directories and fast filename lookup, ideal for Big Data/Cloud management. InfinityScale Supports up to 4,000 computing nodes, with hundreds of GB/s aggregated throughput.

Metadata servers can also scale up linearly. InfinityScale Storage supports more than 200 billion filename lookups with up to 128 metadata servers, offering hundreds of thousands of files per second.

Performance and Bandwidth Increases as you Grow

Increase the total system bandwidth and performance as you increase your storage.


SANCluster InfinityScale Storage systems are designed with no single point of failure. Both data path and data storage have built-in redundant paths in order to prevent possible down time. In addition, Data is replicated across storage node networks to prevent disk, server, or network failures.

Built-in automatic failure-detecting mechanisms can detect hardware failures and the self-healing process provides recovery automatically. The process is completely transparent to applications and no manual recovery is required.

Compared to traditional RAID controllers, recovery time is only 1/5 of the time required to recover from hard drive failure.

Expansion Without Interruption

Increase existing storage capacity and performance without downtime​. When adding a new storage node, InfinityScale Storage will auto-balance the usage without impacting the up time.

Load Balancing

Traditional storage uses RAID as the physical unit and LUN as the logical unit, which limits data allocation and tends to result in an unbalanced load. SANCluster Storage evenly distributes data and replicas in parallel to different storage nodes, ensuring all disks have the same level of utilization. When customers add new servers for more capacities, system workloads will be balanced automatically to maintain the utilization and increase the overall performance.

High Performance, High Concurrency, Millions of files

InfinityScale Storage File Systems supports thousands of concurrent connections and millions of files, while providing the same high performance.

Up to 80% Utilization Rate

Best in class utilization rate available in scale out storage systems. You can utilize up to 80% of the total volume without single point of failure. 100% uptime even a complete storage node failures.

Best Total Costs of Ownership

InfinityScale Storage provides a complete solution for your storage needs. With predictable performance and capacity to increase by adding additional iStore nodes, you only need to pay as you grow. Our price/performance solution is competitive to all of the other commercial scale-out solutions.

Fast Deployment and Easy Management

All storage solutions are preconfigured with either 144TB or 216TB configurations. Deployment takes less than 15mins. With automatic load balance and non-disruptive upgrade, iStore nodes can be added with just a few clicks to scale out the solution which are all transparent to the application servers or computing nodes.

SANCluster InfinityScale Storage includes a centralized management GUI, InfinityScale Manager, to configure, manage, and monitor the systems. One administrator can easily manage a cluster with PB levels of storage.