In our last post here at the SimpliVity blog we mentioned how much we love VMUG’s, and how the feeling was mutual. A follow-up post was warranted to highlight the two recent day long VMUG User Conferences in San Diego and Silicon Valley.
Last week, we were honored to participate as sponsors of the 2013 VMware Partner Exchange (PEX), an event that drew 4,000 VMware partners from around the globe. During the 2 ½ day event, we were able to meet and interact with over 600 VMware solution provider partners who came through our booth, participated in OmniCubeTM product demonstrations, participated in our breakout session, and learned more about SimpliVity’s world-class partner program. Continue reading
January 17, 2013
SimpliVity kicked off the New Year well by sponsoring the annual VTUG (Virtualization Technology User Group) Winter Warmer, on Thursday January 17, 2013 at Gillette Stadium, where 1300 virtualization users gathered for presentations on the latest technologies and trends in virtualization today. Continue reading
Popular wisdom holds that the primary value of data deduplication is in storage capacity savings. This is not surprising given that the first generation of data deduplication companies were focused on a single use case: Backup to disk. It was the right solution at the right time. Disk drives were getting larger and less expensive and deduplication was the enabling technology that allowed backup to disk to become price competitive with backup to tape for many customers. Continue reading
I’ve been working within and studying the IT market for decades, and have seen many technology hype cycles. The current noise surrounding the emerging market segment sometimes called “infrastructure convergence” seems historically high. Within just the last 2 years, every large infrastructure vendors, as well as a slew of early stage companies, have launched products that claim to converge IT elements. And while many over-hyped technologies quickly flame out before gaining significant market traction, this emerging market has staying power, as the underlying need driving the interest is real. What are the drivers? Continue reading
SimpliVity™ held its coming out party at VMworld 2012 (August 26-30), leveraging the opportunity to introduce the company and our flagship product—OmniCube™–directly to the most important audience in IT today. The reception was extraordinary. During the 3 ½ day show, we recorded more than 6,000 visits to our booth and provided product demonstrations to over 700 visitors. Our message of simplifying the IT infrastructure with a comprehensive, assimilated platform is clearly resonating. See our VMworld summary here. Continue reading
In the 70s, IT infrastructure topology was fully integrated, but closed. Customers liked the integrative nature of the systems, given its simplicity. However, they didn’t appreciate the so called “vendor lock-in” that resulted from the proprietary operating systems.
In the 90s, the Open-Systems revolution gave rise to new market dynamics, whereby numerous vendors offer different, open, layers of the IT infrastructure stack: server, storage and networking. Continue reading