If you’ve been following us in the press or have heard our CEO Doron Kempel present, there is one thing we constantly emphasize when we speak to the market: SimpliVity is 100% Channel. This isn’t just a talktrack; it’s part of our mission and critical to our strategy.
To that end, we’re excited to share that CRN has recognized our commitment to the channel with half a dozen honors so far in 2015.
For starters, SimpliVity has been named to the Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN Emerging Vendors List, an annual “who’s who” of up-and-coming technology vendors that are creating opportunities for channel partners to earn industry high-margins through cutting-edge and disruptive solutions.
We’ve also won the 5-Star Partner Program award and were named to the Virtualization 50 list (for the second year running!) for offering among the most innovative virtualization technology available today. To boot, several executives have also been recognized: our CEO, Doron Kempel, and VP of Global Channel Sales, George Hope, were named to CRN’s Top 100 Executives. George has also been named a Channel Chief, an exclusive ranking of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners.
We appreciate all the recognition from CRN and are thrilled to see our love for the channel—through which we now do business in 60 countries—paying off. Over the last year, deployments of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure have grown nearly 380 percent, and demand for SimpliVity’s integrated solution with Cisco UCS continues to grow, with four times the number of deals this quarter as compared to Q1 2015, read CRN’s article to learn more – SimpliVity CEO: Cisco Partnership has Opened Hyperconverged Sales Floodgates.
In addition to this collection of awards, Doron was also recently invited to keynote at the Channel Company’s Best of Breed 2015 Conference October 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., where he will join Channel Company CEO Bob Faletra for a conversation on the hyperconvergence revolution and how it is radically transforming the infrastructure economics of the data center.
CRN is an incredibly influential voice to those of us in the channel world, so it is a great honor to be recognized, never mind multiple times over. As SimpliVity continues to gain tremendous traction in the market, we look forward to a second half of the year that should yield even more great results—and even more recognition of all our hard work.