Media Mentions
This week’s episode is the first in a series from Flash Memory Summit 2019. Chris catches up with Erik Kaulberg from INFINIDAT to discuss how the expanding hierarchy of solid-state storage media will drive new products and solutions in the future. The topics of conversation cover how media has diversified, with new solutions like MRAM and 3D-XPoint. At the same time, we hear that 5-level NAND could be a reality. How are vendors combining these products with traditional storage?
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Infinidat came knocking, Chris Hilliard said he needed only a little bit of convincing to ditch his old IBM XIV storage. Hilliard, a network engineer for the city of Norfolk, Va., said his team had been searching for an alternative ever since IBM "abandoned" the XIV block arrays.
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Currently, many organizations are looking towards the cloud as a ‘silver bullet’ for their data storage challenges. However, it is interesting to note that many of those already in the cloud are looking to leave it (aka ‘repatriation’). Why, one may ask? Well, two reasons come to the fore: cloud frequently fails to deliver on the expected cost savings, and security still remains a concern due to massive cloud data breaches. Moreover, companies are seeing monthly cloud payments increasing rapidly. As a result, CIOs are now grappling with whether to migrate data into the cloud. However, there are ways to achieve this, while maintaining data sovereignty, using intelligent data storage solutions.
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Customers love all the choices of public cloud computing, but hate having to sort through, combine, and implement them for specific business goals. This has refreshed market opportunities for managed service providers. Some now help businesses understand and implement public cloud solutions, as well as provide their own unique services. They have to cover more ground to enable diverse applications to run in a number of different environments. This can make it challenging to pick the right infrastructure, like storage, for their data centers. Far from decimating its business, public cloud adoption helped drive the expansion of Thrive Operations LLC. Over the last few years, the MSP has been helping customers navigate all of the choices in public cloud.
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Digital business today is defined by the treatment of data as an asset. With new data economies come new demands for storage and data portability across on-premises and cloud-computing architectures. While technology’s service providers are anxious to emerge victorious in this multicloud world, Infinidat Inc. has taken the path less traveled to find a better way to support data by the exabyte.
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This week we are in sunny, Florida at the VeeamOn 2019 conference. At the show, we are interviewing everyone from Veeam insiders to partners who help paint the IT Pro landscape with solutions to solve some of your toughest challenges. At VeeamON 2019, we sat down with Infinidat’s Executive Vice President of Business Development, Robert Cancilla, to talk big data and what has changed since 2018.
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Infinidat is trialing a software-defined all-flash array to sit inside Infinibox. The high-end array maker developed the software in response to the requirement of Epic Systems, a prominent US healthcare software provider, that its health records application must use all-flash arrays.
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Larger enterprises are storing multiple petabytes of data already and many are heading towards storing exabytes. This presents significant economic and management challenges, according to Infinidat, the high-end storage array maker. ‘Traditional hardware-based storage arrays are expensive, hard to manage, and orders of magnitude too small for the coming data age. They must, therefore, evolve into something new: software-defined on-premises enterprise storage clouds,” Infinidat proclaimed in a white paper published this month.
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Infinidat hasn't followed the storage array crowd into all-flash storage, but it is following the trends of adding flexible consumption pricing and storage analytics. Disk array maker Infinidat has expanded cloud options with flexible consumption licensing, storage analytics and a preview of new data mobility and recovery tools.
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Company's focus is on consolidating multiple petabytes of data onto a single platform. Infinidat, a fast-growing company with a unique approach to block storage, this week announced its vision for the future of enterprise-class storage.
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