Did you know the American industrial revolution actually began in Waltham, Massachusetts? Like many of those gathered recently to celebrate the grand opening of INFINIDAT’s new U.S. headquarters, I was ignorant of the fact. Waltham Mayor, Jeannette A. McCarthy, set the record straight during the ribbon cutting ceremony. It was in 1813 that the Boston Manufacturing Company began manufacturing textiles at the first modern factory in the United States located on Moody Street in Waltham — just one of the many milestones in the Boston area’s journey toward becoming a technology innovation center. Later, in the 1950s, Route 128 opened up with Waltham as an outpost along what was known as “America’s Technology Highway.”
INFINIDAT Founder and CEO, Moshe Yanai
talks about the origins of Route 128, “America’s Technology Highway.”
Today, you can see a green glow emanating from the top floor of the gleaming new office building just off Exit 27 of Route 128 — it’s the brand new home of INFINIDAT’s U.S. headquarters, and the focus of our grand opening celebration. During the festivities, INFINIDAT founder and CEO, Moshe Yanai, and President, Izhar Sharon, played host to our customers, partners and employees, and welcomed distinguished guests such as State Representative, Tom Stanley, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, and Mayor McCarthy, all of whom were on hand to help commemorate our new space.
President, Izhar Sharon, shows the audience
INFINIDAT’s new U.S. headquarters aglow in green.
INFINIDAT’s ultra-modern 23,000 square foot facility, with a design aesthetic that Mayor McCarthy thought was inspired by “The Jetsons,” will be home to our global marketing, business operations, US sales, service and support, and expanding development organizations. The state-of-the-art data center is a model of resiliency and sustainability with enough capacity, 75PB, in its small, 750 sq. ft. footprint to store the human genomes of the entire population of the United States. Visitors to the Executive Briefing Center can tour the data center, grab a snack in the customer cafe, and check out the “patent wall” — a vibrant and growing testament to the wealth of innovations that make INFINIDAT’s enterprise storage solutions so unique.
Formally cutting the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening.
INFINIDAT has made Massachusetts its U.S. home since 2011. Given the state’s access to a highly-trained and educated workforce, proximity to services, supportive business climate, and strategic location and transportation connections, particularly to the company’s offices in Israel and the U.S. west coast, Massachusetts makes an ideal home. In his remarks, Secretary Ash cited Massachusetts as innovation success story — with the establishment of our new U.S. headquarters, we hope to add to that success.
Guests enjoy the customer cafe in the Executive Briefing Center.
About Christie Flanagan
Christie is Senior Director of Marketing Communications for INFINIDAT. Prior to joining INFINIDAT, she led corporate marketing for IT management software company, Kaseya, and supported Oracle’s web experience management solution, WebCenter Sites, in a product marketing role. Christie was responsible for marketing and analyst relations at FatWire Software prior to its acquisition by Oracle. She has over fifteen years of experience as a business-to-business marketer specializing in AR/PR, branding and creative, content marketing, digital marketing, and demand generation for complex sales.