Hyperconverged infrastructure is a major step forward for the IT industry, and SimpliVity is helping to lead this momentous shift in the data center. In fact, we were recognized this morning as CNBC named SimpliVity as one of the top disruptive companies, positioned at number 22, on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list.
We are beyond proud of our ranking, and thankful to have such an amazing community of team members, customers, and partners. The award is a validation of all our hard work and an indicator that we are completing our mission to simplify enterprise IT. I’d also like to say congratulations to all of the other companies on the list, which includes well-known disruptors like Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, Slack, SurveyMonkey, and Dropbox, among many other deserving award-winners.
It’s clear hyperconverged infrastructure has become a solution IT professionals are embracing. Just a few years back, it was not uncommon for many IT pros to be unfamiliar with the term hyperconverged infrastructure. But now that the market has fully accepted the technology, the field is more crowded than ever, and customers are reaping the benefits of operational efficiency gains, better data protection, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
Our most recent Q1 results announcement is further proof that the market has reached an inflection point where hyperconverged infrastructure will be the de-facto standard in modern data centers. In the first quarter of 2016, SimpliVity announced our largest customer to date, a Fortune 50 financial services firm which will run all IT (including all mission-critical applications) on SimpliVity’s solution.
And finally, SimpliVity’s ranking as a top disruptor on CNBC’s list is yet another sign that traditional IT is quickly being replaced by innovative technologies that deliver profound value to customers. Our solution is built upon a rock-solid foundation that streamlines IT operations, improves availability and the time to production, and protects the business with online resiliency and built-in data protection. Our first quarter announcement indicated that we have grown our customer base 177% year-over-year and we are winning all qualified deals at a rate of greater than 80% against all competition – legacy and converged vendors – showing that while hyperconverged infrastructure has come front and center in the IT industry, SimpliVity isn’t done disrupting traditional IT infrastructures just yet. Check out the full list of disruptors!