In our 26th episode we talk with Brian Carmody (@initzero), CTO of INFINIDAT. Howard and I also talked with Inifinidat at Storage Field Day 8 (SFD8), a couple of weeks ago which recorded their session(s). For more information about INFINIDAT, we would highly suggest you watch the videos available here .
As they say, Brian is wise beyond his (35) years and was highly conversant about the history of storage, IT in general and current industry trends – must have had good mentor(s). He made mention that many of today’s Billion dollar IT businesses were first dreamt up at EMC but failed to make a significant impact there.
The podcast starts out talking about the changes impacting the storage industry today and the rise of the startups, all due to the great enabler – flash. INFINIDAT has a hybrid storage solution that uses controller based SSDs as a read cache for data that resides on 7200 RPM disks and uses sophisticated DRAM caching for read and write back cache.