Change is good, but only in measured doses and for well-defined goals. At least, in the world of enterprise storage arrays where the latest is rarely the greatest, according to Randy Arseneau (pictured, left), chief marketing officer of Infinidat Inc.
“We never shy away from the concept of general purpose storage. That became very unfashionable about five or six years ago when everything had to be hyperspecialized and fit for purpose,” Arseneau said. However, the benefit of being general is limitless flexibility; this is indispensable for large businesses with a huge variety of workloads, he explained.