Add Infinidat Inc. to the collection of storage companies pivoting toward data protection. Rather than viewing their storage legacy as baggage, the company says it provides a wrought iron foundation for its end-to-end data backup and protection services. Infinidat designed its architecture for mixed flash and non-flash workloads (with speeds actually beating all-flash) from the beginning. It has integrated its storage architecture with software from backup and protection from companies like Veeam Software Inc. and Veritas Technologies LLC. For example, its InfiniBox storage array is integrated with backup apps from Veeam and Commvault Systems Inc. for super-fast snapshots and deduplication in a simple, end-to-end solution, according to Neville Yates (pictured, right), senior director of data protection solutions at Infinidat.