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Infinidat Recognizes End-User Customers for Pioneering Enterprise Storage Deployments and a Next-Generation Storage Service

Infinidat enjoys an exceptional roster of enterprise clients worldwide. The enthusiasm these clients exhibit for our InfiniBox®, InfiniBox™ SSA II, and InfiniGuard® solutions is unparalleled, propelling them to achieve greater innovation and performance than their competitors. They didn't settle for incumbents out of habit; rather, they aligned with Infinidat to accelerate their overall operations to become best in class. It’s always tough to select the top winners in each category as there are so many great choices from which to choose. Nevertheless, our winners exemplify the effectiveness of Infinidat's solutions in real-world scenarios.

Now, it's our turn to shine a brighter spotlight on our customers, spanning EMEA and APJ. We're thrilled to showcase the latest recipients of our annual Customer Awards program for enterprises and service providers globally (first announced in Part One of this blog series).

These exceptional customers have fully embraced and reaped the benefits of Infinidat's comprehensive portfolio of enterprise solutions. They envisioned new possibilities with Infinidat and took decisive action, venturing boldly into new realms of storage excellence as pioneers and leaders. While this blog post serves to remind you of their achievements, we'll also delve deeper into what sets them apart and why their success matters.

Winner of "The Pioneer" Award (EMEA): Kyndryl - Spain and Portugal

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) stands as the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, catering to thousands of enterprise customers across more than 60 countries. Kyndryl Spain and Portugal achieved a significant milestone as the first Infinidat customer globally to utilize InfiniGuard with dual mode, having two different storage instances in the same array: one for the traditional InfiniGuard mode, and the other one for the traditional InfiniBox mode. They currently have four InfiniBoxes for primary storage and two InfiniGuards for secondary storage.

“We’re thankful for receiving The Pioneer Award from Infinidat and having this special recognition. We continuously work hard to advance our ability to best serve our customers, and we have been able to apply Infinidat’s storage technologies to strengthen our infrastructure services,” said Noel Bravo, Alliance and Cloud Manager at Kyndryl - Spain and Portugal. “We see our relationship with Infinidat as a strong partnership. We both have a commitment to high performance. Infinidat is known for their InfiniBox for primary storage, but we have been able to unlock great benefits from their InfiniGuard solution, too. Infinidat’s technologies have enabled us to fulfill our vision for an extremely strong infrastructure that gives our own customers a high degree of confidence.”

Winner of "Service Provider of the Year" Award (APJ): QTnet, Inc.

Headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan with data centers, a customer center, and a service operation center, QTnet is a leading telecommunication and Internet service provider. QTnet provides networking services to enterprises and consumers, as well as data center and cloud services.

QTnet replaced a large incumbent storage vendor with Infinidat. As a service provider, QTnet figured out quickly that they could take advantage of Infinidat’s storage capabilities to offer a next-generation storage service to grow its business. No other vendor could offer what Infinidat provides. QTnet built a new growth engine for revenue by harnessing Infinidat’s innovation.

"We're delighted to be recognized by Infinidat as Service Provider of the Year," said Koichi Iwata, Director of Corporate Sales Department at QTnet. “Discovering Infinidat’s powerful storage solutions gave us the unique technology to create a next-generation storage service that we can offer to our customers. It has helped us to increase our own innovation in Japan as a service provider. We accept the award from Infinidat on behalf of everyone on our team who made the storage service possible.”

It's truly gratifying to spotlight and celebrate the achievements of these enterprise customers. At Infinidat, we stand as trusted advisors, empowering our customers to accelerate their goals with pioneering storage solutions. The determination and innovative spirit demonstrated by our award winners underscore the transformative power of leveraging our technology to drive differentiation and innovation.

We invite other enterprises and service providers to join us on this journey, discovering Infinidat storage technology's potential as a tool for gaining competitive advantages.

About Steve Sullivan

Steve Sullivan serves as Infinidat's Chief Revenue Officer, enjoying over nine years with the company. Prior to his current role, Steve held leadership positions at Brocade, XIV, IBM, SUN, and StorageTek. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston College and an MBA from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.