The Infinidat InfiniBox hybrid, unified storage system debuted in 2015, marking the latest venture of CEO and founder Moshe Yanai. Prior to Infinidat, Yanai launched deduplication pioneer Diligent Technologies and XIV, both subsequently acquired by IBM, and he developed the high-end Symmetrix enterprise array while at EMC (now Dell EMC).
Infinidat aims to make hyperscale storage available to enterprises and service providers. Its InfiniBox petabyte-scale system is designed to outperform all-flash arrays, according to Infinidat. InfiniBox unified storage places data on HDDs. Flash accounts for about 3% of the platform and is used solely as an acceleration tier. Warm data is placed on NAND flash, and cold data is stored on spinning disk.