Thrive Bolsters Storage Performance Using Infinidat
Infinidat, the market’s leading independent provider of enterprise-class data storage solutions, announced today that Thrive, a premier provider of Next Generation Managed Services, has successfully deployed Infinidat’s enterprise-proven InfiniBox® as its global storage platform. InfiniBox’s petabyte-scale performance capability enables Thrive to deliver enterprise-class storage performance, availability and security to its 500+ customers worldwide.
“Infinidat is much more than a storage vendor,” said Jay Adams, Chief Financial Officer at Thrive. “They are an integral part of the Thrive Cloud Platform of Next Generation Managed Services. Their performance, reliability and cost advantages are important differentiators for us in a highly competitive environment.”
As one of the largest managed service providers (MSPs) in the United States, Thrive focuses upon mid-market clientele with a strong concentration in the Financial Services sector. In addition to Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Banking and Asset Management, Thrive also has strong practices in Life Sciences, Healthcare, Higher Education, Retail and other industries known for having extensive storage needs and strict security requirements.
“We’ve seen a measurable increase in performance since migrating all of our U.S. Datacenter Cloud Nodes to Infinidat over the past year,” said Michael Gray, Chief Technology Officer at Thrive. “Customer requests for proof of storage performance metrics, which were common with our previous storage platform, have become non-existent with Infinidat. When one client moved its physical database to Thrive’s Infinidat-enabled virtual platform, they experienced a 10x performance improvement. We’re seeing improvements like these across the board.”
Infinidat’s InfiniBox eliminates the traditional compromises companies need to make between reliability, cost and performance at scale for enterprise storage. With the capabilities necessary to support the performance-intensive workloads of the modern data center, the InfiniBox allows managed service providers to spend more time helping customers and growing their businesses, and less on managing storage.
Thrive uses Infinidat technology to sharpen its competitive advantage in other ways. InfiniBox delivers (99.99999%) data availability through an innovative, self-healing architecture and best-in-class replication. This “seven-nines” availability – the equivalent of 3.15 seconds of downtime per year – is a critical differentiator for Thrive in the highly competitive MSP marketplace. For support, Infinidat’s proactive monitoring and global support for optimizing storage infrastructure performance enables Thrive to deploy its resources on value-added and revenue-generating activities. Infinidat’s flexible business models also make it easy for Thrive to scale its operations – to align investments to incoming revenue from clients and predictably manage growth.
“Thrive is a prime example of an MSP with vision,” said Brian Carmody, CTO at Infinidat. “Data is powering today’s business expansions, and storage needs will grow exponentially with the increased use of multimedia and more intensive applications. Using Infinidat’s scalable, secure and reliable solutions, Thrive can provide enterprise-level storage that exceeds customers’ service-level objectives now and far into the future.”
Thrive is a leading application enablement provider for Enterprises in a Cloud and SaaS-based world. As one of the largest Managed Services Providers in the United States, Thrive optimizes business application performance with their Suite of Next Generation Managed Services, which include Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud management, Cybersecurity, Networking, Disaster Recovery and more. Thrive’s Next Generation Platform helps compliance-driven businesses solve complex IT problems by delivering peak application performance around the globe, 24×7. For more information, visit www.thrivenetworks.com.
Founded in 2011 by storage industry pioneer Moshe Yanai, Infinidat helps customers empower data-driven competitive advantage at multi-petabyte scale. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster and less expensive storage. Infinidat technology simultaneously delivers sub-millisecond latency, seven nines of reliability and hyperscale capacity with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than incumbent storage technologies. For more information, visit www.infinidat.com.