Mike Matchett of Small World Big Data and Eric Herzog of Infinidat
discuss the importance of consolidation in data storage, emphasizing how their product, the InfiniBox, saves companies significant capital by merging several storage arrays into fewer, more powerful ones. He cites a customer who saved $10 Million in the first year alone. Herzog highlights that 31% of their clientele comprises telcos and cloud service providers, enabling these smaller players to effectively compete with giants like Amazon and Microsoft. A major feature of Infinidat is its 100% availability guarantee, achieved through a unique architecture based on off-the-shelf components and their InfuzeOS operating system. Furthermore, Infinidat boasts impressive recovery times, which are guaranteed across their products. Herzog underscores the necessity of the InfuzeOS Cloud Edition in a multi-cloud world, providing a seamless transition between on-prem and off-prem storage solutions. Lastly, he emphasizes the pressing need for cyber-secure storage, warning that overlooking storage in cybersecurity strategies leaves significant vulnerabilities.