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Infinidat, the enterprise large array supplier, has appointed a new CEO and CFO, replacing its co-CEO structure and completing the leadership transition from founder Moshe Yanai’s era. The new CEO is Phil Bullinger, the ex-SVP and GM of Western Digital’s Data Centre Business Unit. This business unit was largely shelved by WD in September 2019, with the IntelliFlash product sold to DDN and the ActiveScale archival array to Quantum.

Infinidat’s storage solutions are designed to manage demanding workloads and the provider has shipped over 6 Exabytes worldwide with 1 Exabyte shipped in the last six months. Additionally, Infinidat was named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays.

Amazon late last year launched AWS Outposts, a fully managed service based on a converged infrastructure rack, including server, storage, networking, and AWS cloud software services. The appliance is integrated with the public AWS cloud for a consistent hybrid cloud AWS experience across the customer’s data centres and its AWS accounts.

The delivery of truly differentiated offerings that create opportunities for partners during this unprecedented period is the crowning achievement of our 2020 Tech Innovators.

Whether on premises in hardware or in a cloud, next-generation enterprise data storage is all about systems providing the correct data protection for users while at the same time maintaining data privacy for stakeholders at all levels. These requirements are the same for any size enterprise. In this article, eWEEK looks at the world’s top suppliers of data storage hardware.

Recent industry data shows that enterprise storage is on the back burner for many CIOs and spending momentum is weakening. However, there appears to be at least one company that is experiencing tailwinds instead of headwinds. The software-focused enterprise data storage vendor Infinidat Ltd. successfully raised new funding in June, despite an economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, and achieved an “Outposts Ready” designation from Amazon Web Services Inc. earlier this month.

Infinidat Ltd signed an agreement to make immixGroup, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, its public sector distributor, creating opportunities for VARs to grow their business by selling its storage solutions into the government market.

Analyst house Gartner, Inc. recently released the 2020 version of its Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays. According to Gartner, a primary storage array’s primary purpose is “to support a response time and input/output per second (IOPS)-sensitive structured data workloads. Typical use cases include mission-critical workloads such as IBM Db2, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, Oracle Databases and applications, SAP HANA, and in-house developed transactional applications. Other use cases include application consolidation, support for virtual environments, and providing persistent storage for container environments.”