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Storage array firm keeps growing with new service and sales offices. INFINIDAT is expanding its operations globally with the opening of new offices in EMEA, APAC and North America. The company is also planning to more than triple the office space of its US headquarters in Massachusetts and expand other US locations. The global expansion is a direct result of increasing demand for its InfiniBox enterprise data storage array, which it launched in 2013, said the company. INFINIDAT’s global expansion includes new offices in major cities across EMEA: London, Stockholm, and The Hague opened recently, and Pretoria, South Africa has been added. The company has also opened offices in APAC: Hyderabad and Bangalore, India; adding to the new ones in Tokyo; Melbourne and Sydney; and Toronto.

INFINIDAT, a provider of enterprise data storage technology that aims to be a competitor to EMC, is quadrupling its U.S. headquarters size in a move from Needham to Waltham. The six-year-old venture-backed company announced Tuesday that it’s moving into a 23,000-square-foot headquarters in Waltham in June, from its original 5,900-square-foot space in Needham. The company, whose global headquarters is in Israel, currently has 35 employees in Massachusetts and will double that number by the end of the year.

INFINIDAT at the top for High-end Enterprise Storage Systems, As last year, we are ranking here the top fastest growing storage companies, either start-ups, private or public firms, from 2014 to 2015, based on published figures only. This ranking will be updated when we will get more information from other companies. They are all privately held – but three – and about never reveal the exact figure of their sales. But a bunch of them have published press releases demonstrating their growth in percentage of sales, bookings or in number of customers or units shipped. We have classified below these firms depending on their published growth.

Little-known INFINIDAT, a rising provider of enterprise data storage, must be doing something right, because it is making some serious business waves under the radar. The 7-year-old company reported Feb. 8 that it recorded 183 percent quarter-over-quarter sales growth in Q4 2015, and 331 percent year-over-year growth in 2015. Due to the company entering new markets and broadening its global reach, new international customers accounted for 50 percent of sales in Q4 and 32 percent overall in 2015. INFINIDAT also shipped 200 percent more capacity in 2015 than in the previous year. Storage industry veterans will recognize the name of Moshe Yanai, INFINIDAT’s founder and CEO. Yanai is the former Israeli Army tank commander who helped put EMC on the storage map back in 1987 when he developed Symmetrix (today’s DMX series). He later started XIV and sold it to IBM.

The way businesses use data is changing, mainly due to the introduction and increased adoption of cloud computing, virtualisation, big data, The Internet of Things, and social media. This exponential growth is partly caused by massive technological advancements, with more online and mobile transactions, higher resolution images and videos, and new regulations requiring digital information to be stored for longer periods of time. The resulting data is the most valuable asset for most organisations, which want to capture and analyse it to turn it into usable, insightful information that can successfully help grow the business.

In order to increase storage capacity and operational efficiency of its mission-critical applications, TriCore Solutions, a provider of cloud and managed application services, implements INFINIDAT’s petabyte scale enterprise array termed InfiniBox. The process of allocating storage space in storage area network (SAN) server within a networked computing environment has been a tedious process for Tricore storage engineers. By automating storage provisioning for TriCore, InfiniBox makes the process significantly faster and saves valuable time. TriCore is using InfiniBox to run its customer’s mission-critical systems including Oracle EBS and PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. The Operating systems running on InfiniBox include Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris, and the virtual environments include VMware and Oracle VM.

In this episode I’m with Brian Carmody (INFINIDAT’s CTO) and we talk about: – INFINIDAT and its mission - Architecture of the product – What we can expect from INFINIDAT in the next months. I met (and wrote about) INFINIDAT many times last year but, if you want to have a clear idea of what they do and how, the first resource to look for is the video recorded during #SFD8. In this video Brian goes very deep with details about architecture and technology developed by this startup!

INFINIDAT Ltd, announced a partnership with Commvault Systems, Inc. to integrate Commvault’s IntelliSnap technology with the its InfiniBox enterprise storage array. The partnership addresses the needs of the companies’ shared clients to ensure the availability of their most critical asset – their data. Integrating IntelliSnap with InfiniBox enables clients to centrally manage an unlimited number of snapshots without any performance impact to the production environment. As part of the integration, IntelliSnap is supporting InfiniBox’s snapshot capability through its next generation software portfolio and open data platform. The companies point to the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk Based Backup and Recovery, which states: “By 2018, 40% of organizations will augment traditional backup and recovery with additional products or replace their current backup application.”

INFINIDAT Ltd announced a technology alliance with Brocade Communication Systems, Inc. that includes INFINIDAT selling Brocade FC SAN and IP networking products as part of an InfiniBox enterprise storage solution and the integration of key storage and networking technologies that will enhance enterprise storage deployments. The two companies will also jointly develop and test storage solutions to help customers reduce the risks, costs, and complexities of deploying new storage while ensuring predictable performance and availability. As part of this alliance, INFINIDAT has developed Soft Targets, a feature that decouples the logical and physical networking ports, allowing them to failover when the port becomes unavailable (e.g. planned maintenance, port / node failure). As a result, applications will not lose their data path while storage teams perform maintenance or when a port fails. Brocade ClearLink Diagnostics is an example of a capability that can be enhanced by INFINIDAT Soft Targets to ensure signal integrity for additional reliability and uninterrupted access to storage arrays.

With the growing importance of “data” in the corporate world, the need for tools that seamlessly simplify the process of managing, integrating and analyzing data across various levels in an enterprise has also risen. In order to ensure constant availability of data for enterprises, INFINIDAT, provider of data storage solutions, joins hands with Commonvault, provider of enterprise data protection solutions, integrating INFINIDAT’s InfiniBox with Commonvault’s IntelliSnap. INFINIDAT’s InfiniBox offers high performance enterprise storage that eliminates issues of performance and scalability to boost business operations. It features high performance double parity RAID with an end to end data verification process, RESTful API for automation and an HTML-5 based GUI. It is designed for modern workloads by delivering SAN and NAS in a single platform. Moreover, it integrates with OpenStack and VMware shortening lengthy storage management tasks.