WALTHAM, Mass. – May 15, 2018 – INFINIDAT, the market’s leading independent provider of enterprise-class data storage solutions, today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of the company to outline the return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize deploying the InfiniBox® storage system. For the TEI study, Forrester created a composite organization based on interviews with eight INFINIDAT customers which illustrated that with InfiniBox, the composite organization realized an aggregate benefit of $14.3 million in capital expense savings, a payback period of less than six months and an ROI of 125%.
Infographic | The Total Economic ImpactTM of the INFINIDAT InfiniBox Storage Platform
Forrester interviewed eight INFINIDAT customers from different industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, technology and telecommunications. These customers had a total of 65 InfiniBox systems and a combined 19 years experience using the InfiniBox storage platform. InfiniBox and its range of storage capabilities are leveraged to address mission-critical enterprise data problems including consolidated VMware environments; OpenStack private clouds; and emerging big data and analytics workloads supporting next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) requirements.
INFINIDAT Customers Show Significant Cost Savings with InfiniBox
Additional TEI findings for the composite organization include:
“Enterprises are focused on two major initiatives – digitally transforming their businesses and getting more of out their IT Infrastructure investments,” said Doc D’Errico, Vice President, Office of the CTO and Chief Marketing Officer at INFINIDAT. “This study confirms for us that INFINIDAT accelerates such initiatives by transforming the economics of data storage, while allowing enterprises and Cloud Service Providers to focus more on their business and less on their Infrastructure.”
Key Customer Challenges and Downtime Cost Savings With INFINIDAT
According to customers interviewed for the TEI study, infrastructure costs, especially previous storage costs, had increased rapidly while performance degraded. After seeing previous storage maintenance costs balloon out of control after the first three to four years, customers expressed the need to improve performance, availability and scalability in future storage investments so they could meet the demands of the business but still keep costs down.
Because storage infrastructure is hypercritical to the operations of any business, any downtime has significant negative business ramifications. To address this need, INFINIDAT’s InfiniBox systems are built with a self-healing architecture designed for 99.99999% (seven nines) availability, which equates to less than 3 seconds of downtime per year.
This commitment to self-healing architecture meant that none of the eight interviewed customers experienced any “unplanned downtime” when Forrester asked them about unplanned downtime with their InfiniBox systems, compared to an average of 30 to 60 minutes of downtime annually with their previous storage solutions. According to a few of the customers interviewed, this downtime would cost them an average of $11,667 per minute, including the cost of unrecoverable business revenue (gross profits).
INFINIDAT | Less Maintenance & Burden on Storage Administrators
The interviewed customer organizations experienced the following benefits, which are not quantified for this study:
Founded in 2011 by storage industry pioneer Moshe Yanai, INFINIDAT helps customers unlock the full potential of their data. INFINIDAT’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and more economically transformative. INFINIDAT technology simultaneously delivers sub-millisecond latency, seven nines of reliability, and hyperscale capacity with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than incumbent storage technologies.
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Bhava Communications for INFINIDAT