Cloudian Acquires Infinity Storage

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, has acquired Infinity Storage, a Milan-based pioneer in software-defined file storage solutions.

With Infinity’s technology, Cloudian now offers customers integrated file and object-based storage solutions that consolidate all unstructured data types into a limitlessly scalable storage pool, resulting in storage management that reduces TCO by more than 70% when compared with traditional multi-silo NAS systems.  

The acquisition is the culmination of an existing relationship between Infinity Storage and Cloudian. The companies worked together to launch the Cloudian HyperFile NAS controller, which delivers enterprise-class file services from Cloudian HyperStore. Cloudian HyperFile incorporates all NAS features essential for enterprise applications, including SMB(CIFS)/NFS support, snapshot, WORM, non-disruptive failover, scale-out performance, POSIX compliance and Active Directory integration.

According to Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian, the acquisition will serve to further accelerate the company’s efforts to reduce IT workloads with self-protecting and easy-to-scale file systems that analysts agree are critical for next-generation storage management.

Infinity Storage’s founder Caterina Falchi is joining Cloudian as vice president of file technologies.

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