Moshe Yanai was once a key figure in the growth of EMC, the Hopkinson-based data storage giant that helped put a spotlight on Massachusetts’ technological prowess before attention shifted from the Route 128 tech corridor to Cambridge and Boston.
Years later, Yanai is looking to bring attention back to Route 128 — where many tech companies are still located — with INFINIDAT, his enterprise data storage startup that reached a $1.2 billion valuation last year and had a grand opening for its new, 23,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters in Waltham on Tuesday.
With a large, emerald-tinged logo seen from outside INFINIDAT’s Totten Pond Road building, the startup is looking to give a big first impression to Fortune 1000 customers who visit its new headquarters to see its InfiniBox storage system, which the company says has a larger storage capacity than competitors like EMC and IBM, as well as a lower price per gigabyte.
With 40 employees in Massachusetts, it’s only a fraction of the 400 total employees INFINIDAT has here, as well as its main headquarters in Israel and other offices across the world. But the company plans to triple that number here over the next year since a majority of its revenue currently coming from the United States.
“The center of gravity for the company is here,” Yanai told BostInno.