Infinidat enters NZ storage market

Solid state storage vendor Infinidat – founded by serial storage entrepreneur Moshe Yanai – has brought its Infinibox storage product onto the New Zealand market.

Solid state storage vendor Infinidat – founded by serial storage entrepreneur Moshe Yanai – has brought its Infinibox storage product onto the New Zealand market.

 

Infinidat’s enterprise sales manager, David Lynn, said: “Infinidat offers a truly unique solution in the marketplace – and that it does so at such a disruptive price point will cause organisations to re-evaluate the solutions they may have purchased in the past.”

 

Infinibox is claimed to scale from 115TB to over 10PB in a single 42U rack, enabling users to replace up to 10 systems from other vendors with a single Infinibox.

 

According to Infinidat, Infinibox, launched in 2014, uses unique software storage functions layered on industry standard hardware to “deliver a fast, easy-to-deploy storage system boasting simplified management, industry-leading seven 9s availability, n+2 redundancy for reliability, and low energy requirements and heat output.”

 

Yanai, according to Wikipedia, led the development of the EMC Symmetrix, the flagship product of EMC Corporation in the 1990s. He left EMC in 2001 to found storage company XIV which was sold to IBM in 2008 for $US300m.  Shortly later, in April 2008, IBM bought Diligent Technologies another storage company co-founded by Yanai.

 

He left IBM in 2010 and founded Infinidat in 2011. In April 2015, Infinidat announced a $150 million investment led by TPG Capital.

 

 

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