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10 posts • joined 26 Feb 2016
brian from IDAT here. Rest assured: we ain't selling. Name one aquisition that worked out well for employees and customers? Right, there are none. If you care about the community you stay private for as long as humanly possible, then you have a massive IPO on your terms. Infinidat is profitable for over a year now, has 15 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, and we closed the highest revenue quarter in company history last week. Acquisition is illogical. We're too busy building things, making money, and having fun to think for a second about an exit strategy.
Chris Mellor, shameless storage yenta: You can't buy something that's not for sale!
Re: Huge Fan of all things Storage related - The Infinidat story is a great one to follow.
Brian from infinidat here
Thanks for your comment. We feel acutely the lack of SMB support and are working on a pretty cool solution. It's taking a bit longer than expected because the protocol is actually way more complex than it seems on the surface, and we concluded that we had to write our own SMB server in order to deliver deterministic sub-ms latency with seven nines reliability. Let's just say I have even more respect for Samba creator Andrew Tridgell now than when we worked together at IBM, and the protocols were his problem :-)
Re: Another Customer Review
brian from Infinidat here.
First, thanks for being a customer. If you're an early adopter, that means you took an extra leap of faith and put a huge amount of trust in our team. Everybody knows how high the stakes are in data storage and that folks are putting their careers on the line when they make the call. I don't know who you are (and I assume you won't doxx yourself here), but thank you; I cannot emphasize how seriously the team takes this covenant with customers.
>Going with Infinidat has made our lives easier.
That makes me really happy. I cut and pasted your comment in a note to the engineering team, and no doubt you made everybody stand a little taller (or at least slouch less in their chairs) this evening. Thank you for sharing!
Re: sure it's faster
Hey Nate - I work at Infinidat, thanks for the thoughtful comment. Despite the "premium" features of Infinibox, it is not an expensive product. I can share an anecdote: I recently saw a customer quote for a Dell EMC Unity midrange system, and Infinibox was one sixth of the cost per TB. For VMAX, which the majority of our workload gets migrated from, the difference is much higher. I'm not involved with every customer engagement, but in my three years I can't recall a case where a solution from EMC/HDS/Pure/etc had a lower cost per TB than Infinibox. For sure anecdotes != data, but you could also take a look at this reddit thread where a customer describes our pricing relative to EMC: