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"Gartner names Infinidat as a leader

Gartner has named Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a leader for the third consecutive year for Primary Storage in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage (https://www.gartner.com/reprints/?id=1-27N66JD0&ct=211013&st=sb).

According to Gartner, “Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest composite scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A Leader has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. They are innovators and thought leaders, with well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies.”"

Analyst house Gartner, Inc. has released its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage. The researcher states that the term ‘primary storage’ covers “vendors that offer dedicated products or product lines for solid-state arrays (SSAs) or hybrid storage arrays (or both), and software-defined storage (SDS) software.” Hybrid storage arrays include solid-state drive (SSD) and hard-disk drive (HDD) configurations, while SSA products are solid-state, technology-based systems that cannot be combined or expanded with HDDs.

For many years, IT teams have struggled to manage several different data storage systems. Bringing together a range of silo systems into a frictionless ecosystem is often surrounded in complexity, whilst spiralling costs as vendors try to collaborate is frustrating.

South Africa is an attractive target for cybercriminals for a number of reasons, and the last few years have seen a sharp rise in high-profile ransomware attacks. One of the key motivations driving this volume of attacks is the fact that data is a de facto currency and an extremely valuable commodity on the black market. While backup is a critical component of data protection, when this backup is also encrypted by malicious software, companies are often left with few options other than to pay the ransom. Therefore, an effective Cyber Recovery strategy, which enables businesses to get back up and running without having to give in to criminal demands, is the key.

Infinidat, a leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, is gaining momentum in the South African market with a number of innovative developments launched in the last six months. These include its storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale, as well as the recent introduction of a new InfiniBox Solid-State Array (SSA) offering and enhanced data protection against ransomware through its InfiniGuard CyberRecovery capabilities. Through these advanced intelligent solutions, Infinidat is assisting to empower local businesses as they grapple with the complexity of the storage and protection of data whilst balancing budget constraints.

All financial enterprises, both large and small, are following the same conventional “wisdom” by moving to the cloud as rapidly as possible. The balance that they need to maintain is not only what goes into the cloud, but, more so, determining if the financial institution’s data should be in a public vs. an onsite private cloud.

Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is now delivering ts storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale. The company’s Neural Cache deep learning technology, AIOps offerings, strategic partnerships and consumption-based models have resulted in significant momentum helping enterprise customers simplify IT operations.