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Infinidat EMEA CTO, Eran Brown. Eran expects to see a strategic demarcation between public and private cloud data storage, increased focus on the economics of data storage, growing interest in multi-cloud solutions and greater alignment between IT and business units in the coming year.

“In 2020, AI will become more than a set of demanding workloads; it will become a foundational technology in the building of intelligent cloud hybrid infrastructures.”—Stanley Zaffos, SVP of Product Marketing, Infinidat.

In an interview with Erik Kaulberg, Vice President, Erik said “Infinidat is all about reinventing the next generation of data storage at multi-petabyte scale,” said Erik Kaulberg (pictred), vice president of cloud solutions at Infinidat. “Whether that’s for on-premises appliances where we have over 5.4 exabytes deployed [around] the world, large enterprises, or whether that’s through our cloud services like Neutrix Cloud,”

Redis Labs’s success is in part due to its memory caching speed. This reminds me of another Israeli startup – Moshe Yanai’s Infinidat storage array business, which also uses memory caching for its speed advantage over all-flash arrays. For Redis Labs, avoiding storage IO except for background operations is the only way to keep server CPUs busy. Storage is a bottleneck and needs bypassing – which applies in a way to Infinidat as well.

“Do you want to pledge allegiance to a single public-cloud provider forever?” asked Erik Kaulberg (pictured), vice president at Infinidat Ltd. “If the answer to that is no or if there’s any hesitation in that answer, then you need to be considering services that go beyond the walled gardens of individual public clouds.”

We spoke with Infinidat CTO Brian Carmody about the vendor's NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) timeline, how it competes with large all-flash vendors and why InfiniBox resembles Facebook storage architecture.