Media Mentions

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the history and current state of enterprise data storage with industry analyst and Silicon Valley veteran Stanley Zaffos who is now currently SVP of Product Marketing at Infinidat.

Performance is another area that can take a big hit with massive data sets, but that is unacceptable in today’s environment. “Millisecond performance is no longer good enough. Performance needs to be sub-millisecond,” said Doc D’Errico, chief marketing officer of Infinidat. “You need storage capable of performing at microseconds in order to get to that sub-millisecond latency.”

Containers and Kubernetes pave the way to a more competitive storage environment, keeping pricing pressure on incumbent storage vendors by reducing the strength of vendor lock-ins, said Stanley Zaffos, senior vice president of product marketing at data storage provider Infinidat. Containers and Kubernetes can also help improve staff efficiency and productivity by automating provisioning and deprovisioning, as well as simplifying storage management by removing server-specific application dependencies.

Infinidat has been providing multi-cloud compatibility with hyper-scale since their inception. They promise the highest availability SLA in public cloud environments today... five nines backed by a hundred percent available architecture. Learn more in this short video with Erik Kaulberg, VP of Infinidat.

Every business would do well to follow the Scout Motto when it comes to data’s disaster backup and recovery. Preparedness is essential in a computing environment where it is “when,” not “if,” disaster occurs. But no matter how much money is thrown at data protection, bad guys and bad weather alike can strike without warning.

Coupling diverse applications with appropriate storage can be a drama-filled matchmaking game. There’s always a better, faster storage product debuting to tempt customers away from the tried and true. But the performance of all-flash or cloud storage may not justify the cost for some apps. How can companies get their storage straight for legacy and modern apps in hybrid and multicloud environments?

This week’s episode is the first in a series from Flash Memory Summit 2019. Chris catches up with Erik Kaulberg from INFINIDAT to discuss how the expanding hierarchy of solid-state storage media will drive new products and solutions in the future. The topics of conversation cover how media has diversified, with new solutions like MRAM and 3D-XPoint. At the same time, we hear that 5-level NAND could be a reality. How are vendors combining these products with traditional storage?

Infinidat came knocking, Chris Hilliard said he needed only a little bit of convincing to ditch his old IBM XIV storage. Hilliard, a network engineer for the city of Norfolk, Va., said his team had been searching for an alternative ever since IBM "abandoned" the XIV block arrays.

Currently, many organizations are looking towards the cloud as a ‘silver bullet’ for their data storage challenges. However, it is interesting to note that many of those already in the cloud are looking to leave it (aka ‘repatriation’). Why, one may ask? Well, two reasons come to the fore: cloud frequently fails to deliver on the expected cost savings, and security still remains a concern due to massive cloud data breaches. Moreover, companies are seeing monthly cloud payments increasing rapidly. As a result, CIOs are now grappling with whether to migrate data into the cloud. However, there are ways to achieve this, while maintaining data sovereignty, using intelligent data storage solutions.