In January 2016, SimpliVity announced an expansion of our PartnerAdvantage program. The program is designed to increase value for both customers and partners, while improving the bottom-line for partners. And today, we have more big news as we announced in a press release this morning that Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, has signed on to deliver SimpliVity solutions to resellers and customers in the United States and Latin America.
The agreement is part of SimpliVity’s worldwide expansion and is a representation of the growing global interest in hyperconverged solutions, from both customers and resellers. In fact, a recent report from ActualTech media on the state of the hyperconverged infrastructure market found that 72% of channel partners are already selling and/or recommending hyperconverged infrastructure. And more are expected to start recommending and reselling the technology within the next two years.
Avnet, which was recently listed by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies for the tenth consecutive year, has an excellent reputation, particularly when it comes to customer satisfaction. The company will distribute SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Cisco UCS in both the United States and Latin America. In addition, Avnet will also offer SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solutions with Lenovo System x in Latin America.
SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure technology is designed from the ground up to be vendor – and hypervisor – agnostic so that customers and partners are provided ultimate choice in their data centers. SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS is the number one deployed hyperconverged platform for Cisco UCS with over 1,000 systems deployed across hundreds of customers storing more than 350 Petabytes on the hyperconverged systems. Likewise, SimpliVity has had tremendous success in selling the OmniStack Integrated Solution with Lenovo System x which combines the ultra-reliable Lenovo System x3650 M5 servers with SimpliVity’s world-class OmniStack hyperconverged technology.
With the philosophy that all business and sales should run through the channel, SimpliVity is a 100% channel company and Avnet’s leadership in support and integration services will only help to further this channel-only approach. With an ever-expanding ecosystem of distributors, solution providers, technology alliances, system integrators, and cloud service providers, SimpliVity and its partners are aiming to simplify the channel throughout the entire sales cycle, from distribution, to integration, to support, and finally to customer satisfaction.
Being two leaders in their respective industries, SimpliVity and Avnet’s distribution agreement will provide customers and resellers with a smooth experience from start to finish.