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Liqid CEO Plots World Domination, Talks Composable Infra at the Edge

March 23, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

When it comes to composable infrastructure, “HPE Synergy is the 800-pound gorilla,” said Liqid CEO and co-founder Sumit Puri. But, he added, “we’re gonna take over the world. The only question we have is: is it one year? Two years? Three years before we take over the world?”Composable infrastructure creates fluid pools of compute, networking, and storage resources that can be composed and recomposed on the fly.HPE Synergy is Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s composable infrastructure product, and the company deserves credit for making the term “composable infrastructure” mainstream — at least among software-defined data center nerds. Synergy started shipping two years ago, and during the company’s most recent earnings call last month, HPE CEO Antonio Neri said it’s now a $1 billion run rate business.Other legacy infrastructure vendors including Dell EMC, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and NetApp, as well as younger companies like Nutanix and DriveScale are also developing or already selling compo...