"Standing out among the many vendors to recently introduce a converged offering is SimpliVity. SimpliVity’s OmniCube excels along two vital dimensions: scope of converged functionality that encompasses what would otherwise be delivered by as many as 10 separate products; and resource efficiency, in that all of the functionality is assimilated within a single stack, running atop virtualized shared resources. According to IDC research, customers are moving to converged offerings such as SimpliVity's to increase time to market, improve IT staff efficiency and increase IT resource utilization."
Laura DuBois, Program Vice President for Storage Systems, Software and Solutions with IDC.
"Doron is a very talented entrepreneur, and we are delighted to work with him again," said Kevin Comolli from Accel Partners. "He has assembled a world-class team at SimpliVity that has developed a truly distinctive technology that will disrupt this large market."
" MLB Network has been working with SimpliVity to develop and tune the OmniCube product for supporting the in-house developed Emmy Award-nominated DIAMOND System. We are very excited about the potential the OmniCube offers in supporting our DIAMOND Asset Management system. We are looking to deploy a high performance solution that will simplify the management component of DIAMOND, while providing a high availability environment with built in disaster recovery. This will also provide an excellent development platform for DIAMOND development."
Director, Media Management and Post Production
With the proliferation of proprietary hypervisors and hardware stacks, the threat to IT planners of locking into a technology dead end has never been greater. SimpliVity's OmniStack technology shows what can be done with a bit of ingenuity and independent thinking. We will be watching the company as it moves to complete hypervisor and hardware agnosticism and begins to offer atomic units of computing resource.
CEO Toigo Partners International and Chairman of the Data Management Institute
"In today's complex IT infrastructure landscape we need to simplify the stack, reduce costs and stop the overlapping upgrade cycle of equipment. Simplification of the IT infrastructure is one of our top strategic priorities. SimpliVity’s OmniCube has the potential to accomplish just that, by consolidating a comprehensive set of functionality into a simple, scalable building block.”
The underlying OmniStack architecture is the most promising IT technology since Virtualization, this can change the game for every IT leader"
Dassault Systemes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company
“Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy. Through over 2,000 kidney dialysis clinics in North America, it provides 32 million life-saving dialysis treatments to more than 215,000 patients worldwide. The IT infrastructure leadership team is constantly looking for ways to simplify our complex infrastructure. OmniCube presents a great opportunity to meet our objectives. Deliver fast, reliable, scalable, cost effective and simple systems.”
Ami Shavit, Director Technical Services
Fresenius Medical Care NA
SimpliVity’s OmniCube enables us to dramatically simplify our environment and reduce costs by minimizing both our data center footprint and IT skills portfolio. Gone are the days when we needed to buy and configure different size servers for different functions. We will gain great efficiencies by storing all copies of data—production, HA, DR, Test, Development and data warehouses—within the OmniCube federation and realizing the benefits of consolidation and global deduplication. We can even manage our offshore data centers more effectively via a single global vCenter portal.
William McHugh, COO and CIO
“What attracted us to the OmniCube was the simplicity of the typical server rack conundrum. Instead of implemented disparate components, SimpliVity has a novel approach for the infrastructure stack; assimilating server, storage and networking functionality into a smaller and less expensive footprint, while maintaining scalability with converged IT building blocks. The OmniCube offers rich functionality, high performance at a fraction of the cost (CAPEX/OPEX) of traditional, cluttered architecture. The management of the OmniCube is conveniently assimilated into VMware Vcenter. From a single tab you can achieve unified global management. We see the OmniCube spanning from the Enterprise level all the way down to the SMB market.”
Adam Winter, President
SimpliVity’s ambitious approach to changing the whole IT stack breaks existing limitations, while enabling great gains in efficiency of data virtualization, and simplifying both the physical IT infrastructure, as well as the operations to configure, monitor and maintain it. In an elegant package, OmniCube delivers all requisite functionality that the modern virtualized datacenter needs.
Radek Sousek, CTO
SIT, Value Added Reseller and Service provider for datacenter IT infrastructure in Central Europe
"For 50 years we have architected infrastructure to fundamentally support a single application environment to the best of its abilities. We've made each piece faster, cheaper, and bigger - but basically always in support of a silo ‘ed application. That simply is not the way virtual environments need to operate.
SimpliVity recognized that in order to deal with the mixed and mobile workload application environment of the virtual world what’s required is the delivery of a new architecture, and that’s just what they’ve done—SimpliVity has delivered a new assimilated IT infrastructure stack inclusive of all compute, storage, data protection, and network optimization functionalities all of the VM level within vCenter!! At last, the poor system administrators can get some sleep"
Steve Duplessie, Founder/Sr. Analyst
“Our research suggest that the idea of infrastructure convergence continues to take hold within the industry’s collective conscience,” said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President at 451 Research. “But one key question that IT decision makers are asking is whether converged platforms offer enough bang for the buck. In our view SimpliVity’s OmniCube is the first converged platform designed from the ground up to optimize the data environment, applying numerous technologies such as deduplication in a fundamentally different way to ensure efficient data storage, protection and movement in any scenario. If its promise holds true, then SimpliVity’s ability to substantially simplify IT could help unlock the true potential of virtualization and cloud computing. We look forward to seeing it deliver on this promise.”
Simon Robinson, Research Vice President – Storage and Information Management
The 451 Group
IT infrastructure has indeed become a nightmare. It all started with open systems and for good reasons. But by now the IT infrastructure looks like a maze, requiring several IT experts to manage. The customer needs to buy myriad devices and software to store, move, monitor, protect and manage data and applications. If this was OK with large enterprises (and it is not) it certainly is a disaster for mid-size companies. SimpliVity has assimilated compute, network, storage – and variety of deduplication, compression, protection, acceleration and WAN optimization capabilities – in a way that significantly simplifies and reduces cost to bring sanity back to the IT administrator, which in this case will be the VMware administrator. The name SimpliVity is a good representation of what they do. I expect to see this trend become a flood in the next three years.
Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst
“Complexity in today’s infrastructure is THE #1 problem facing the IT team. With OmniCube, SimpliVity is attacking the root cause of the problem with an entirely new data architecture that was designed with the needs of the modern data center in mind.”
Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst
Doron Kempel’s new company, SimpliVity, is coming to the mid-sized market with an exciting new system that assimilates compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single infrastructure that can be managed by a virtualization administrator from a single pane of glass, says Deni Connor, founding analyst for Storage Strategies NOW. “Whereas other companies have introduced systems that are cobbled together from compute and storage resources often from differing vendors, SimpliVity’s OmniCube, represents a simple, integrated approach for data center and cloud-based infrastructures.
Deni Connor, Founding Analyst
Storage Strategies NOW/Systems Strategies NOW
“SimpliVity creates highly available IT infrastructure out of SimpliVity building blocks that are shared among different functionalities, such as compute server and storage server, without dedicating separate hardware resource for each functionality. This approach increases resource utilization and leads to effective performance, capacity and price points for varying storage and cpu requirements of different application environments, and therefore will provide savings for customers, beyond the current IT infrastructures and server virtualization platforms.”
Leana Golubchik, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
“Overcoming complexity is one of the major complaints of any CIO today,” said Dan Kusnetzky, Distinguished Analysts from the Kusnetzky Group LLC. “Discovering methods to simplify industry standard system configurations while allowing the organization to continue to support key information technology solutions would certainly reduce the organization’s overall costs. SimpliVity is offering a new approach that is designed to address the challenge of complexity and reduce the cost of industry standard system-based solutions.”
Dan Kusnetzky, Distinguished Analyst and Founder
Kusnetzky Group LLC
"SimpliVity is at the forefront of the convergence trend that is transforming enterprise IT. Its flagship offering, OmniCube, leapfrogs competitive products in breadth of functionality and introduces a highly efficient, novel data architecture. The result is an ultra-functional yet low cost datacenter-in-a box solution that addresses the most pressing issues in the data center today: cost and complexity."
Matt Murphy, Partner at KPCB
"The amount of activity in the emerging infrastructure HyperConvergence market is high and accelerating, and for a good reason. Complexity is still the number one issue in IT, especially in mid-size enterprises, where staffs and budgets are limited. HyperConvergence holds great promise for such customers. In fact, at Taneja Group we believe it holds promise for customers of all sizes that are seeking to simplify. Taneja Group research has found, however, that despite similar messages from vendors, not all HyperConvergence offerings are created equal. We are starting to look at two metrics: Scope of Functionality on one axis and Degree of Efficiency along the other. On that basis SimpliVity's OmniCube stands tall, in our view. It is no surprise that Kleiner decided to invest heavily in SimpliVity after assessing the strengths and differentiation of its product."
Arun Taneja, Consulting Analyst and Founder of the Taneja Group