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Infinidat, the enterprise high-end array provider, has added SMB filer support, boosted IOPS and throughput, and strengthened its snapshot capabilities. New features in InfiniBox 4.0.40 software include: Support for SMB protocols v2.1 through v3.1.1, to add Windows networked file support and integration with Windows ecosystems and data workflows.

Mitch Diodato, Head of Channel Sales for North America, has been recognized as a 2019 CRN® Channel Chiefs. CRN Channel Chiefs represent the top leaders in the IT channel and are chosen as a result of their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to their channel partner programs, their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Value-added distributor (VAD) Exclusive Group has teamed up with INFINIDAT in a new strategic distribution partnership that will provide partners with access to the InfiniBox platform. The enterprise storage provider will now form part of Exclusive Group’s BigTec cloud transformation division, as the cooperation targets deeper market penetration across EMEA and Asia – particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the UK, the DACH region and France in EMEA.

Among the enterprise storage arrays, the Infinidat InfiniBox is a disk-based system swimming in an ocean of flash. The InfiniBox design hinges on machine learning algorithms that extract high performance from commodity-priced capacity spinning media. Infinidat's system only includes about 3% of flash to support its neural caching system, giving it the potential for seven nines of availability at petabyte scale. The latest version of InfiniBox system software supports more than 8 PB of effective capacity in a 42U rack.

As an Amazon Web Services Inc. technology partner, Infinidat Inc. wants businesses to be able to consume differentiated data services in whatever modality they prefer. Whether that is an on-premises infrastructure piece, a backup-optimized environment, or even a public cloud service, it shouldn’t matter.

To this end, Infinidat announced the release of Neutrix Cloud 2.0 in November, the latest iteration of the company’s enterprise-class storage service for multicloud computing. Clients now have support for cross-regional data replication, a new web-based graphical user interface with voice control for Amazon Alexa, and additional cloud integrations.

Senwes, the South African agriculture firm, has begun using an enterprise data storage array provided by INFINIDAT. The storage solution promises to deliver faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability and multi-petabyte scale capacity. With the new offering, Senwes aims to future-proof its storage growth through improved performance, reduced costs, and increase reliability.

The need for companies to balance the costs, performance and capacity of their data storage resources has resulted in a complex mix of storage tiers, which also limits the benefits that can be derived from the faster access and analysis of data.

However, software-defined storage solutions can help to manage the complexity and, thereby, make data available when and where it is needed in business processes. This type of solution improves data management and stewardship, which also facilitates data protection compliance and improves security, says enterprise storage multinational Infinidat South Africa country manager Hayden Sadler.

With a record number of highly publicized career-ending data breaches, it has been a difficult time to be a CIO / CISO over the past 12 months, and there are no signs of things getting easier in the near future. The industry is facing the coming together of two key trends in data security: stronger regulatory requirements from authorities across the globe, and increasing levels of sophistication shown in the tactics of malicious hackers. Regulations such as GDPR in the EU and HIPAA in the US healthcare industry have redefined what is considered a data breach, and the threats to businesses are increasingly involving human targeting and social engineering to gain access to valuable personal data.