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IDC finds a strong ROI for Infinibox

According to independent research by IDC, ‘The Business Value of Infinidat Storage’, ( the payback for an organization’s purchase of an Infinidat InfiniBox hybrid storage solution is 11 months, showing a rapid ROI for an enterprise-class, cyber resilient storage platform.

The research also revealed that Infinidat’s customers realize significant additional value, with an average annual benefit of $1.29 million per interviewed organization and a 162% ROI over five years.   The study included in-depth interviews of seven enterprise customers in North America and Europe and applied a methodology to determine the business value of IT infrastructure spending.

“Cost challenges have escalated for enterprises in updating their storage infrastructure, as their data volume increases.  However, enterprises that purchase an Infinidat hybrid storage solution benefit from an ROI of only 11 months, essentially setting into motion for the InfiniBox to rapidly pay for itself,” explains Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer, Infinidat.

“Given the current challenges of the global economy and with enterprise IT spending under more scrutiny to deliver greater business value, Infinidat’s platforms are the right storage solutions at the right time to balance CAPEX and OPEX costs, performance and business operations.  As enterprises modernize their storage infrastructure and consolidate workloads, IT decision-makers can obtain rapid payback and a compelling ROI with the adoption and expanded use of Infinidat’s enterprise storage solutions, while, as importantly as ever, ensuring high performance, 100% availability, scalability and cyber resilience.”

The InfiniBox hybrid system combines DRAM and flash caching layers on the frontend and high-capacity, cost-effective HDDs on the backend, optimized by Neural Cache algorithms.  The use of HDDs lowers the cost of storage, while the InfiniBox still outperforms competitors on average latency.

“In reviewing next-generation offerings, we realized the cost was high compared to what we thought we could do if we went to an RF/I/RFP process.  The Infinidat InfiniBox architecture was very interesting,” an Infinidat retail customer said in an interview with IDC.  “We went through the RFP process, and Infinidat was one of the few that could demonstrate the ability to solve all our business needs – and they came in at a price point that was significantly lower than the competition, so it was a slam dunk.”

“Companies need to balance information technology investments and cost controls, keeping the business operations going forward while exercising financial restraint during uncertain economic times.  One of the best ways to do this is to select enterprise technology that has an expedient, faster-than-expected payback period for an attractive ROI,” says Dave Pearson, Research Vice President for Storage and Converged Systems, IDC.  “IT decision-makers should consider not only the technical value but also the business value of technology, including enterprise data storage technology for the data infrastructure.”

As the white paper notes, “Infinidat offers a portfolio of enterprise-grade storage systems designed to cost-effectively address requirements for high performance, availability, and scalability at a time when companies are increasingly consolidating workloads and deploying demanding analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) applications as part of digital transformation initiatives.”

The InfiniBox family allows enterprise customers to obtain optimal application and workload performance, simplify substantial storage consolidation, increase efficiency, integrate AIOps, provide comprehensive cyber storage resilience, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX.  Both the InfiniBox and InfiniBox SSA II platforms deliver the same guaranteed 100% availability, guaranteed performance SLAs, and white glove service that define the industry acclaimed Infinidat customer experience.

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