The Detroit Pistons have selected Infinidat’s InfiniBox solution as their #1 pick for enterprise storage. To improve their data infrastructure, this team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is consolidating applications and workloads from three different vendors onto their InfiniBox platform.
“Infinidat's distinguished track record in pioneering storage technology, which not only ensures user-friendliness but also streamlines storage management significantly, played a crucial role in our selection of InfiniBox,” said Paul Rapier, Vice President of Information Technology (IT), for the Detroit Pistons.
InfiniBox will provide the storage capacity and advanced capabilities for VMware environments, SQL database environments, and various file applications and workloads, such as data stores, video, and file archives. By making this transition, the Pistons will be able to save significantly on capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditures (OPEX).
Rapier went on to say, “Opting for a singular storage platform instead of grappling with three distinct ones unequivocally simplifies matters. Notably, Infinidat and their collaborative partner, Mainline Information Systems, went the extra mile to not only meet but surpass our expectations, resulting in a solution that operates markedly faster and more efficiently.”
Steve Sullivan, CRO at Infinidat, said in a statement, “The Detroit Pistons are a forward-thinking sports enterprise that developed a game plan for unloading the burdens of high IT costs and complexities from their multiple, existing storage vendors in a quick-footed pivot to an enterprise storage solution that has been lighting up the industry with its performance.”
Mainline Information Systems was instrumental in bringing the Detroit Pistons and Infinidat together and orchestrating a winning strategy that outperformed the competition.
“We love working with Infinidat, a great partner that provides Mainline with award-winning enterprise storage solutions we have the ultimate confidence in providing to our customers,” said Randy Moeller, Regional Vice President of Sales at Mainline Information Systems. “The Detroit Pistons will be able to get a rapid return on their InfiniBox investment, taking advantage of the technical and business value built into every Infinidat solution.”
The company says that the opportunity to deliver high performance, 100% availability, and ease of use, coupled with cost savings, is a reason that Mainline works with Infinidat.
“Combining business and technical value with storage consolidation and ease of use is a decisive action – or, in basketball parlance, a slam dunk – for an enterprise that makes the strategic decision to lower costs and dramatically improve its application and workload environments,” added Sullivan. “With our InfiniBox meeting their multi-faceted criteria, we’re happy to be providing a world-class storage solution for this NBA team.”
What the Detroit Pistons have done challenges CIOs in professional sports and entertainment – and beyond – to get into the game of modernizing their storage.
Infinidat helps enterprises and service providers empower their data-driven competitive advantage at scale. Infinidat’s software defined storage architecture delivers microsecond latency, 100% availability, cyber storage resilience and scalability with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than competing storage technologies. The company offers an award-winning portfolio of enterprise storage solutions for primary and secondary storage deployments. The corporate headquarters are based in Herzliya, Israel, and U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.infinidat.com.