Cloudian Adds File Storage Expertise Through Acquisition of Pioneering Infinity Storage
It’s not easy for technology companies to build great teams. The best people have lots of opportunities, and you’d better have a compelling story behind your product if you want them to join you and not one of your competitors.
That reality makes Cloudian’s acquisition of Infinity Storage really exciting. Cloudian and Infinity knew each other well – the two companies worked together on Cloudian’s HyperFile object storage-based NAS controller. Infinity developed a solution that delivers scale-out file services, employing S3 API-compatible storage systems as a limitlessly scalable storage repository.
But good acquisitions aren’t simply about technology. Infinity Storage has a deep bench of talented people on staff, starting with founder and CEO Catarina Falchi. She was one of the original inventors of WORM and has distinguished herself as a pioneering engineer and entrepreneur over the last decade. Falchi will join Cloudian as VP of File Technologies, and, like most of the Infinity team, will be based in the company’s home town of Milan, Italy.
That’s another important part of this acquisition: its global nature. Having a presence in Italy is great for Cloudian’s efforts to find new customers in the region, but it’s also important because it will allow Cloudian to hear from more customers around the world and develop solutions that meet their needs, even as those needs evolve.
Want to read more about this important move by Cloudian? Read the press release here!