Gartner Names INFINIDAT a “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
INFINIDAT, a leading provider of advanced, enterprise-proven storage solutions, today reported it has been named a visionary by Gartner, Inc., in the “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays.” Published October 21, 2015, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a long-standing, trusted industry report that helps CIOs, business and IT leaders develop their data storage-related strategies. INFINIDAT offers InfiniBox™, a high performance, highly scalable and available, enterprise data storage solution with disruptive pricing.
The Gartner “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays” identifies the following as INFINIDAT’s strengths:
- INFINIDAT’s revenue and installed base growth, combined with easy access to large accounts, large venture capital funding and an experienced startup management team, should increase its acceptability as a storage vendor.
- InfiniBox’s performance, ease of use and pricing compare favorably with traditional high-end storage systems.
- INFINIDAT’s focus on the high end of the storage market enables it to pursue a high-touch sales model and still undercut its competitors on acquisition and ownership costs. 1
The report also includes a profile on INFINIDAT that states:
“The InfiniBox architecture is a clean-sheet, flash-centric design that targets the high end of the storage market. InfiniBox highlights include a claimed 7/9 availability, petabyte scalability, triple controller mesh architecture with large DRAM and flash cache for performance, block protocol support, low overhead snapshots, autotiering, low disk failure rebuild times, integration with multiple hypervisors, and ease of management augmented by VMware and OpenStack support. InfiniBox supports FC, Ethernet and InfiniBand host-side protocols. An all-inclusive software licensing model simplifies the acquisition cycle and budgeting for the upgrade process. Dense packaging and the use of standard 42U racks reduce data center requirements.”2
“Our positioning by Gartner is confirmation of our impact on the market as we bring our customers a solution that helps them solve the most pressing storage challenges,” said Moshe Yanai, INFINIDAT CEO and Founder. “As INFINIDAT evaluates the needs of the storage market, it is clear that customers are looking for solutions that can help them drive competitive advantage. That is what Gartner is recognizing in this report.”
According to the report, “The storage vendor landscape is rapidly changing as established vendors reorganize and emerging storage vendors grow their market credibility. General-purpose disk storage systems are designed to satisfy the storage needs of a diverse set of workloads hosted across multiple virtual or physical servers. Typical workloads may include databases, virtual server and virtual desktop (VDI) infrastructures, and applications for messaging and collaboration.” 3
INFINIDAT provides next generation enterprise class storage at a disruptive price point. Through the use of its patented Infinidat Storage Architecture™, INFINIDAT employs commodity hardware to deliver highly efficient multi-petabyte capacity in a single rack. The InfiniBox™ solution also delivers mainframe-class reliability with an unprecedented 99.99999% availability, and over 900K IOPS of performance. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to use. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing operational overhead, complexity and cost.
For more information on INFINIDAT and its next-generation enterprise storage products, visit INFINIDAT.com.
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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays” by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, Valdis Filks, and Santhosh Rao, October 21, 2015.