Mar 30, 2015

Infinidat opens french operation

Infinidat (, alternative storage player for the enterprise, launched recently its french business entity. I already covered Infinidat a few times in January 2014 and June 2014 and I kept the info until it's now official. The team has 4 key members, all strong with real storage background: Laurent Caillé as Country Manager (strong EMC and IBM background), Philippe Dervin as sales executive (EMC and HP background), Jean-Baptiste Fuster as Solutions Architect Manager (LSI, HDS, EMC and CA background) and Jean Vaucouleur as Regional Technical Manager for South Europe (Exanet and Legato Systems background).
The sales strategy is pretty clear with target such MSP, finance, telco, retail and industry as products are really high-end, horizontal and generic. The idea is to deliver an high-end storage solution based on commodity stuff at a very economical way. Infinidat projects an aggressive TCO reduction, divided by 3 when you compare with other "classic" solutions from usual suspects. In general, the solution demonstrates a cost inferior of 1$ per GB. Two products are available: a block and file storage respectively InfiniBox and IZBox with different capacity range: F2000 model with 330TB raw with 3TB HDD and 480TB raw with 4TB HDD and F6000 model between 1.5 and 2PB. Infinidata has already a french customer who already deployed 1.5PB in replication mode. The company just raised 150M$ and we anticipate that Infinidat will prepare an IPO in 2016. Moshe Yanai is behind the project and we know what he achieved in the past, his bright ideas and the success he had with the Symmetrix product family at EMC. Let's follow closely Infinidat in the next few months.

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