We’ve been explaining the definition of hyperconvergence, breaking down how it works, and what it means for the enterprise since the company launched its first product at VMworld US in 2012. Now, coming out of VMworld 2015 in San Francisco, it looks like it’s paying off!
SimpliVity met nearly 4,500 people at the US show, and we noticed that the conversations at the booth have changed. People are no longer asking, “who is SimpliVity?” and “what is hyperconvergence?” They’re asking, “what is this HyperGuarantee you offer?” and “How have you set up your storage system?” People understand the basics of hyperconverged infrastructure, so they now want to know how we can advance their enterprise IT.
With VMworld Europe around the corner, I am excited to have the same valuable conversations with IT leaders in Barcelona. In fact, ActualTech Media’s recent report noted that IT professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are further along in hyperconvergence adoption when compared to their counterparts in the rest of the world. And SimpliVity has been able to lead the wave of hyperconverged infrastructure in EMEA because we launched our company in the US and Europe at the same time.
We’ll be showing off the newest version of our OmniStack 3.0 Data Virtualization Platform at booth #P304 in Barcelona. Attendees will be learning why hyperconverged infrastructure is an ideal use case for ROBO (remote office, branch office), data center consolidation, VDI, and more.
Attendees can also participate in one of our contests. The first contest is on social media – attendees will be entered in our daily drawing to win a Champions League football and SimpliVity Jersey if they take a selfie in our booth and post it on Twitter, tagging @SimpliVityCorp with the hashtag #VMworld. And for the second – attendees can win a pair of tickets to next year’s football championship daily by scanning your badge at the SimpliVity booth.
There will also be various speaking opportunities at VMworld Europe with SimpliVity team members:
- October 13, 2015 at 14:00 – Jesse St. Laurent, VP of Product Strategy, to speak with our partner Cisco at “VDI Infrastructure: Scalability, Performance and Cost … Pick Three” EUC6682-SPO
- October 14, 2015 at 12:30 – Jesse St. Laurent, VP of Product Strategy, to speak at “Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Production and Backup Refresh” BCO6685-SPO
Lastly, we will also be giving away ActualTech Media’s “The Gorilla Guide to Hyperconverged Infrastructure Implementation Strategies” at VMworld Europe, even if you can’t make it, you can download a copy.
See you there!