Sunil Brid appointed India Chief at Infinidat

Sunil Brid will lead India operations as managing director for storage company Infinidat.

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Sunil Bird has joined Infinidat.

Sunil has been appointed as the India chief of enterprise data storage solutions provider Infinidat.

Sunil Brid has joined Infinidat, the company confirmed in an official statement provided exclusively to IDG India. He is expected to start driving the business immediately for Infinidat, according to the statement.

Sunil will lead Infinidat’s India initiative as Managing Director and he will look after all activities to promote the brand in the country. 

Tech leader Sunil has been a storage expert in India for over a decade, and has helped several global companies establish their storage business in India.

IDG India last week reported exclusively on Sunil Brid, country manager for storage business at Hewlett Packard Enterprise leaving the company.

... We are very excited to have Sunil join the Infinidat team. His wealth of experience and expertise will be instrumental in meeting customers’ needs for data storage solutions in the region and driving Infinidat’s sales revenues.
Moshe Yanai
CEO, Infinidat

Sunil kick started Nimble Storage business in India (before HPE acquired it) has spearheaded leadership roles at storage companies like Nimble (HPE), Isilon (EMC) and NetApp for over 15 years.

Speaking about the appointment of Sunil as India MD, Moshe Yanai, CEO of Infinidat, said, “We are very excited to have Sunil join the Infinidat team. His wealth of experience and expertise will be instrumental in meeting customers’ needs for data storage solutions in the region and driving Infinidat’s sales revenues.”

Sunil Brid, Managing Director India, Infinidat, said, “I always loved being associated with differentiated technology products and I am super excited to be part of Infinidat due to its innovative technology and company’s vision.” 

... It’s a privilege to work with Moshe Yanai who has revolutionized the storage industry. Also the depth of engineering talent designing and supporting Infinidat products is absolutely exceptional.
Sunil Brid
MD India, Infinidat

It’s a privilege to work with Moshe Yanai who revolutionized the storage industry and was responsible for bringing out two storage technologies which are currently very successful in the market, said Sunil. Also, the depth of engineering talent that is designing and supporting Infinidat products is absolutely exceptional, he added.

USP & GTM  
In a market that is increasingly influenced by the All-Flash Array (AFA) hype, Infinidat bucks this trend, yet meets the demand for performance without having to rely on costly media.  

Infinidat | Storage Company At a Glance

Founded in 2011 by Moshe Yanai, privately-owned primary storage company with an estimated valuation of $1.6 bn.

Delivers solutions for businesses that store extremely large volumes of data to leverage performance, availability and cost.

Gears companies to store petabytes of data in an uncomplicated manner, with software that delivers simplicity.

InfiniBox features predictable high performance, scalability to multiple petabytes in single 42U rack, 99.99999% uptime, and unmatched TCO for mission-critical workloads.

Collaboration within the channel ecosystem will be an integral part of Infinidat’s strategy in the Indian market.

In a world where storage vendors are promoting expensive data storage solutions, Infinidat gears companies to store petabytes of data in an uncomplicated way due to its software that delivers simplicity. The software layered on top of low-cost hardware results in high performance, highly reliable, and always available storage solutions that support large workloads. 

Infinidat delivers solutions for large businesses that need to store extremely large volumes of data and offers the unique value proposition of ‘no compromise’. Their storage solutions enable businesses to leverage performance, availability and cost – something that is not achievable with any other storage vendor. 

What’s in it for channels? 

Collaboration within the channel ecosystem will be an integral part of Infinidat’s strategy in the Indian market. 

“We have an in-depth understanding that in order to be successful in the Indian market we need to work with channel partners closely. We will have an indirect route to market and will be willing to partner with like-minded people who believe in helping customers with new innovative approaches to solve their ever growing data storage issues,” explained Brid.

Infinidat is already working with few partners in India and plans to grow its channel partner base further to evolve and develop its footprint across organizations. 

The key trends in the data storage market include deploying cost-effective data storage solutions as a critical part of an organization’s digital transformation strategy, adhering to governance, risk and compliance such as GDPR, and robust data security in the light of cloud/data sovereignty, especially in the financial services industry, according to Infinidat’s official statement.  

“Sunil will be responsible to help Infinidat take advantage of the growing storage market in India. We see India as a key growth market for us with its growing economy and various ‘Digital India’ initiatives,” said Moshe Yanai, CEO of Infinidat.

 

 

Edited By : Mansi Joshi