UPDATED 19:31 EST / DECEMBER 18 2020


Infinidat catches tailwind for workload consolidation solution despite storage slowdown

Recent industry data shows that enterprise storage is on the back burner for many CIOs and spending momentum is weakening.

However, there appears to be at least one company that is experiencing tailwinds instead of headwinds. The software-focused enterprise data storage vendor Infinidat Ltd. successfully raised new funding in June, despite an economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, and achieved an  “Outposts Ready” designation from Amazon Web Services Inc. earlier this month.

Key to Infinidat’s recent success has been enterprise interest in workload consolidation at petabyte scale.

“CIOs and CTOs are always looking for that next point of leverage and advantage; they’re looking for more agility in application deployment, a way to rapidly respond to business requirements,” said Doc D’Errico (pictured), vice president of the Office of the CTO at Infinidat. “In order to do so, they really need to look at storage consolidation. They’re looking for performance, scale, availability and certainly cost effectiveness and price.”

D’Errico spoke with Dave Vellante, host of SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming video studio theCUBE. They discussed how Infinidat’s technology has been a differentiator in the storage industry and the company’s recent partnership with AWS.

Predictable performance

What has made a difference for Infinidat has been an ability to cost-effectively consolidate different types of workloads with different I/O profiles onto a single system. The company’s distinctive capabilities in this area were noted in a storage industry whitepaper recently issued by IDC.

“There’s a lot that goes on inside InfiniBox,” said D’Errico, citing neural cache capabilities, a deep learning engine, and an ability to understand different types of workloads and how they operate. “It’s not just high performance; it’s predictable performance. We’re providing a multitenant infrastructure that is native to the architecture so these workloads can coexist.”

Becoming qualified as a partner to run AWS Outposts, a managed service that extends AWS infrastructure into the datacenter, will likely help Infinidat expand its solution within the enterprise world. That capability extends to the container ecosystem as well.

“Now we’re able to provide to people who have particularly larger workloads that capability in the AWS on-premises type of environment,” D’Errico said. “We have a feature-rich set of interfaces for containers. If you want to use a container storage interface type model to interface with your storage, you can with Infinidat.”

Here’s the complete video interview, one of many CUBE Conversations from SiliconANGLE and theCUBE:

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